Poll: My Daughters' Birthday

My girls are turning 16 in a couple of weeks and asked me if they could have an alcoholic cooler on their Birthday.

What would you have said?

  • Yes
  • No
  • When You’re 39 Years Old

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I said they could split an alcoholic cooler drink. My wife disagreed, then changed her mind and agreed.

I mean, they’re going to find it at some point. Maybe having them test it in a controlled environment is a good thing?

I’m of two minds on this one, I suppose.

It is my understanding that in North America underage drinking is more tightly regulated. Here in Europe it isn’t such of a big deal. I started having drinks with my parents at about 14 years old.

And look at me - I turned out alright? (Actually don’t answer that lol :joy:)

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It’s sweet that they even asked, without going behind our backs and experimenting. They’re really good straight laced kids.

I think I’ll stick with the original plan and allow them to split a cooler drink.

Like @anon94176359 said, when I was 14 / 15 my parents bought me insane amounts of alcohol every friday night (literally). I think I might be a bit more strict with my kids though, because alcohol was kind of a gateway drug.

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The legal drinking age in my Province here in Canada is 19.

But I realize that kids are growing up faster than we did…16 is like the new 20 in some respects. They go off to University at 17-18 years of age.

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