I recently came across a Jezebel.com blog of a woman proud to be a pot-smoking mom. She made sure her husband could watch the baby while she got blitzed on the balcony. Then it was back to playtime, which, to her, was a hell of a lot cooler to do when baked. She wrote:
I realized that she's like the funniest fucking person I've ever met. Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.
I got all judgy at first. What kind of mom so brazenly flaunts a weed habit? She asks the hubby to pull diaper duty NOT because she needed to run an errand or take a much needed, and I'm sure deserved, break. Nope. This anti-Donna Reed wanted a time-out to toke up. WHAT??? This takes co-parenting to a whole new level, don't you think?
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But as crazy as it is, that was actually the responsible thing to do. I mean, she could have just lit up in front of her kid. Plenty of parents do -- and not just the ones who use medical marijuana. There are even message boards debating whether it's okay to get high with the little ones watching.
It is illegal, of course, but marijuana is one of those drugs that a lot of people don't consider to be so wrong. I keep thinking about Chris Tucker's pot-obsessed character Smokey in Friday rationalizing, “Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you. Take advantage, man, take advantage.”
As far as illegal drugs go, this mom could be doing something a lot worse, right? Even in my hometown they have an annual Hash Bash where people give speeches and rally for the legalization of marijuana. And just about everyone there has a blunt in hand or is trying to find one. To them it's worth the measly $25 fine to take a hit.
And this writer thinks smoking pot makes her a more attentive mom and a more tolerant wife.
I caught [my husband] trying to smash up garlic cloves with the end of some kind of broom handle instead of the Pampered Chef garlic press my aunt gave me at my wedding shower. See, that is exactly the kind of shit that would've irrationally pissed me off if I hadn't smoked. Instead, I just laughed.
Personally, I don't want to be that laid back. But if it works for her, who am I to judge. I just won't be scheduling any playdates at her house ... EVER!
What do you think? Is this mom crazy for thinking pot makes her a better parent?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program