There was a time before kids where ringing in the New Year involved sparkly outfits worn to high end parties where ticket prices included hangover inducing all-you-can-drink celebrations and confetti cannons that make my head hurt just thinking about them. These days we prefer a more low-key family celebration. The pre-midnight countdown happens well before bedtime as we raise glasses filled with bubbly to toast a new year with our kids who clutch plastic glasses filled with sparkling cider or juice boxes.
As fun as it is to involve our kids in the celebration, I’m always conscious about how my consumption of alcohol is being perceived by them. I recently got an inside look at their uncensored thoughts about alcohol when they sat down to be part of The Century Council’s fun #HolidayZen video series.
Here’s what they think alcohol tastes like (grass) and why we drink it (because it makes us dance more, of course!)
And just remember that even our kids know that the size of our glass, what kind we’re drinking, and our size can affect its effects on us. Our tweens are watching us! Take a look!
Enjoy but be sure to model good behavior and seize upon those teachable moments when your kids ask you alcohol-related questions. I wish you and your family a happy and safe start to 2014!
As a blog ambassador for The Century Council, I am compensated for my involvement but all opinions are my own. My kids were compensated with chocolate croissants, juice, and other tasty snacks for their involvement in the video series but clearly all opinions are their own. Images courtesy of The Century Council.