Did you catch the Today Show this morning? Melissa Summers was on with Meredith Viera discussing the "cocktail playdate" phenomenon. I thought she brought it.
When Melissa told me she was going on the show, I was worried that they'd try to paint those of us that might like to have a cocktail or glass of wine at playdates (no, not every one) as a bunch of irresponsible alcoholics, but my impression was that it was a very balanced segment. (That "babysitter question" was just plain dumb, though.)
The moms they interviewed were all women I'd be happy to have over some afternoon to share a bottle of wine. And Melissa is right, if you have a problem with that we probably can't be friends. And people that criticize moms who drink responsibly because we're adults, are just looking for an excuse to criticize, well, anything.
The weirdest thing about the segment was all the references to iVillage. Does NBC have some kind of deal with iVillage? They must. They polled iVillage users and 57% said they disapproved of cocktail playdates. I bet those numbers would be different if they polled on other parenting sites. (In fact [Meredith Viera], go over to Strollerderby and see what people are saying.) Then, at the end, they pointed viewers to some iVillage blog and not Melissa's blog. That was strange.
But anyway, Melissa: You were spot-on with all your answers. You seemed relaxed and not-at-all nervous. I would have had that "shaky-almost-crying" voice the whole time not to mention blood-shot-eyes...from
my hangover not sleeping. And your boots? Hawt. Way to go, mama!