Sunday, June 23, 2013
So today I am serving as one of many chaperones at a parade, walking alongside the band handing out water as the kids need it. Honestly I've always thought it was sort of a dorky thing to do - the ultimate in helicopter parenting. Back when I was in band, parents did not march with the band and hand out water in the middle of the parade! Anyhoo, now I'm doing it, and as it turns out they often do have kids get overheated, so I guess this water thing is a good idea!
I'm realizing what an alcohol-soaked world I live in. In our little neck of the woods, alcohol is ever-present, normal, expected. If you don't partake, people notice. I'm starting to question this. As I blogged yesterday, I need and want to take care of myself. I won't drink because people are pressuring me to. We attended an event yesterday where I probably would have had a drink or two. But inspired as I am to radically take care of myself, I chose water and then Gatorade. I was questioned repeatedly on this. Whatev. It's my choice and I'm happy with it, so back off! LOL. I guess that's the cool thing once you've thought things through. No amount of outside pressure can derail you.
Ah, glorious summer! Let the good times roll!