The Prohibition

Drinking_Drain_c So this is an interesting experiment. Hands up – how many people have tried to abstain from alcohol purely as examples to your kids?

Me! Me!

Yep, I’ve been there. More than once. It’s what inspired this series, of course.

Each time I’ve tried, I’ve failed miserably.

Let me set the record straight. I’m no alcoholic. I have one small glass or bottle of something maybe every other night. And I mean one. I’m a total lightweight (or cheap date, as my husband calls me).

But occasionally I feel a little guilty for partaking in front of my kids. I kinda miss the days when they would go to bed at 8 pm, and I could safely pound – I mean sip — a nice Shiraz while watching TV.

Drinking_Teens_cAdmittedly, now I pour extra into my glass because the kids are up later and want to taste whatever I’m having. Yes, I’m one of those parents who allow a sip. I’d rather they taste it in front of me than get curious and sneak into our liquor cabinet…that’s my logic.

Anyway, back to the series. As usual, Jill’s guilty conscious is the catalyst. She even gets Rob in on the act. But in the end, much like my own experience, they go back to their old ways. As Rob points out, it’s all about moderation. Which is a good philosophy for most things in life.

Well, except for sunscreen and really good ice cream. Liberal amounts are required.

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Those of you who have kept up with the PD site all these years know that I’m not the most fastidious blogger. That’s mainly because my comic strip is in fact one big, illustrated blog in and of itself. But I do occasionally like to provide a peek into the “behind the scenes” here at the Pajama factory. And that’s where this handy piece of real estate comes in. I post fun tidbits and factoids and sometimes just vent about stupid things. You know the deal.

You may also notice that some changes have been made here. Yes, it’s a brand new website, as well as a brand new blog. I have to give a shout-out to the amazing Tea at King Features who got this site up and running.

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Anyway…I hope you enjoy and visit regularly.  Oh, and feel free to bring wine. I like wine.