From time to time, I do miss taking a sip of alcohol. I am not a drinker neither I am a social drinker but I do take alcohol in almost all special occasion I attend such as wedding, Company D&D, family celebration, etc. I and my hubby also have our “we-time” together drinking wine or liquor at home before Yvette was born.
I bid goodbye to my alcohol since I was certified pregnant by gynae. Ever since then, I do MISS them. Although, sometimes, I do persuade my hubby to drink so that I can take a sip of them but I really didn’t take more than 2 mouthfuls. Reason of not taking them mainly due to me is still doing breastfeeding. I even give up my daily dose of coffee too.
Anyway, research has proved “there’s no harm in parents allowing a young teen a sip of an alcoholic drink or permitting an older adolescent on drink at a family event.” By doing this, it may protect them by encouraging healthier drinking habits and reducing the attraction of the forbidden fruit.
A study published in the Journal Of Adolescent health in 2004 found that teens who parents allowed them to have a drink with them were less than half as likely to binge drink as those whose parents did not.
Well, rather than letting my alcohol evaporate over time, maybe, I can let Yvette try them when she is older under my supervision.