Life On The B Side

Taking all that life throws at us one moment at a time

Let’s Talk About Drugs and Alcohol September 20, 2016

 

Jay:  Hey Mom, do you know what you’re supposed to say if someone asks you to smoke?”

 

Me:  What do you say?

 

Jay:  You say no thank you.

 

Me:  Exactly.  That’s perfect.  But what if they say, “Come on, just this one time.  We’re all doing it.

 

Ace *Jumping in on the convo*:  Nope.  It’s not good for you.

 

Me *Switching to role playing mode*:  We just have one and we’re going to share it.  Just take one pull.

 

Ace:  No way.  It will make you sick.

 

Jay:  Yeah, and I don’t want to get sick.

 

Me:  Wanna try this instead?  It’s not a bad drug.  It’s just weed.  It’s natural.  It’s a plant and my friend grew it.

 

Ace:  No thank you.  It will mess me up. 

 

Me:  Ok fine but here’s a can of beer just take a sip of that.

 

Ace:  That’s for adults.  It will make kids sick.

 

Me:  One sip won’t make you sick. *Takes a sip of juice*.  Look.  It doesn’t do anything.

 

Ace:  That’s alright.  It may not make me sick now but it will make me sick later.

 

Jay:  That’s not for kids.  That’s for adults.

 

Ace:  Yes and a doctor didn’t say you could have it.

 

Shaunie:  Well, what if someone offers you a pill?  One that they got from a doctor.

 

Ace:  I’ll say oh no.  That’s not meant for me.  You can only take what’s meant for you.

 

Shaunie:  But it’s from a doctor so it’s ok right?  What if your friend says they take it all the time?

 

Ace:  Yeah cause it’s made to treat whatever they have.  If I take it and I don’t have that then it will make me get it.

 

Shaunie:  Ahm, that’s not really how it works but you are right that you should never take someone else’s medicines.  

 

Ace:  Oh ok.  Yeah.  That’s what I was saying. 

 

Me:  You’re such a punk.  Everyone does it. 

 

Ace:  That’s ok.  I don’t want any.

 

Me *Back in Mom mode*:  Well, good job guys.  This is important stuff.

 

Ace *Looking very pleased with himself*:  Yay!  We got it all right.

 

Me:  You did, but, this will be an ongoing conversation.  This isn’t over.

 

 

 

[The conversation above has been recreated to the best of my ability 3 days after it happened.]