Amen, brother. I mean, God love 'em, but there are times when the little shits are going so nuts on me that all I can do to stay alive is count the hours until their bed time and then head straight for the liquor cabinet for a nice tall pour of bourbon. Yes indeed, it definitely soothes the soul and puts the blood pressure back where it belongs. Surely Ben Franklin must have said something wise on the matter.
Originally Posted by MarkEdwards
Even more parents of teenagers are drinkers, I suspect.
Considering that my six-year-old daughter already acts 16, in 10 years my typical night will be a handle of something strong mixed with tears.
My grandmother always said to rub some bourbon on a baby's gums when he is teething. In my experience, it never helped with the teething but it probably helped with the sleeping through the night part. For all parties involved.
The classic prescription is: "Pour a shot of whiskey. Rub some whiskey on the teething baby's gums. Drink the shot; you'll need it."