We’re generally pretty careful about the kids’ diet. Before they started going to school, we gave them no chocolates at all and biscuits only very, very rarely. They’ve had no caffeine at all that I’m aware of – no tea, coffee, mocha-ice cream, or cola drinks. Not even a sip. In fact, no fizzy drinks at all, except for fresh lime soda once in a way.
So, obviously, they’ve had no alcohol.
Well, actually – when we went to Devbagh last year, they got a tiny sip of beer each. I’m sure they hated it, but they said they loved it because we were drinking it. But it was only one tiny sip each.
Last weekend at S&S’s place, there was white wine, beer, and vodka with orange juice, all being consumed with gusto. The kids were all busy playing, but at one point, while my back was turned, Amit apparently gave Mrini a tiny sip of vodka and orange juice. Minutes later, she was in my lap asking for beer.
“No,” I said, moving my glass out of reach. “This is for adults.”
Pat came the reply: “But I had vodka…”
If she says that in any other place, like for instance in school, I’m going to be in so much trouble!