Stoned Mom vs. Tired Mom: Here's How to Tell the Difference

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smokeThe controversy over parenting while stoned rages on. Does smoking pot make you a more engaged parent -- and does it make the tedious tasks of parenting way more fun? Or is parenting while high just too dangerous? I know Mary Jane works differently on different people. But just speaking for myself, I've got to side with a writer who recently said, "Hey Pot Smokers, Your Kids Know You're Stoned." That stuff doesn't make me feel more mellow and engaged. It makes me kind of crazy. And I'm not even paranoid. (OR AM I.)

Here's how you can tell when someone's parenting while stoned, and not just tired.

"Mommy, I've got a boo boo!"
You can't remember where you put the bandages.
Stoned: You pick out the bandage with the grooviest colors (SpongeBob, FTW!). Then you take a good look at that scrape because it's fascinating. Have you ever noticed how beautiful blood looks when it's oozing out of an abrasion?

The kids are hungry.
I've got a great idea -- cereal for dinner!
Stoned: You pull out a bunch of snacks, start a big pot of spaghetti, order pizza, eat all the cheese puffs, toast some Pop Tarts, and ... forget to actually serve any of this to the children.

"Mama, play Candy Land with me!"
Tired: You hope your child doesn't notice you napping between turns.
Stoned: "I love this game! Have you ever wanted to actually visit Candy Land in real life? We should make that together! I'll melt some chocolate. I think we have gumdrops around here somewhere ... What, it's my turn?"

The baby wakes up early from her nap, crying.
Tired: You cry, too. Bitterly. WHY, WHY, WHY????
Stoned: Wow, a baby's cry would make the most amazing atonal symphony. I should be recording this on my iPhone! Where is my iPhone?

Do you think it's safe to parent while stoned?


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LeeshaE LeeshaE

Wow you are dumb sounds more like parenting on LSD than on MJ. Lets spread the propaganda some more.

nonmember avatar Laura

It is astounding how wrong your assumptions are.

nonmember avatar Saoirse

Ignorant is more like it. I agree with Lee. Smoked for years when I was ill and otherwise couldn't get out of bed. I coached, had a 4.0 in college, den mom leader, various school and sport committees that I chaired, attended most of their events, and felt better - all while taking good care of my boys. It isn't for everyone. The boys knew how sick I was and knew I smoked when they got older. No harm, no foul. Pick onthe drinkers.

Coles... Coles_mom

Drinking isn't illegal, saoirse.

1Step 1Step

Well, seems the tired Mom is the worse parent. Smoke 'em if you got 'em Mommies! 

nonmember avatar Saoirse

@ cole's mom. No, but drinking is destructive and kills. Period. Weed is harmless and helps many people. When can you say that drinking ever helped someone.

nonmember avatar blh

I have never known a real pothead that was successful. At all. Not smoking sometimes like the everyday smokers.

nonmember avatar Gretta

A Mommy high in drugs? So sad.

nonmember avatar Saoirse

Like I mentioned, not a path for everyone. I am a Senior Project Manager at a highly respected government contracted defense company. I am very successful with a 6 figure salary. No harm, no foul. Peace

Bryce... Brycesmommy21

This is so dumb..... It's not even debatable how dumb and in accurate it is. No smoking is not for everyone and everyone is different when they do smoke. But for mothers who do smoke and are completely functional on it doesn't make it a bad thing. There are many reasons one would smoke but lets remember one thing as some may see it as a bad thing remember what alcohol does and smoking cigarettes does before you mention pot. How many pot related deaths are there, or how many times do you hear someone overdosed on it.

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