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Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What do you think?

Is it okay to let a 5 year old have a nonalcoholic beer if he asks for one?

What if he's having trouble keeping anything down and you can't get him to drink enough water? Then is it okay?

It's largely water, right? and has some calories, right? right? Oh man, I'm a terrible mother.


Blogger Mike Croghan said...

This is bad for why?

No, seriously. My mom gave me a little real beer from time to time when I was a kid. It didn't turn me into a lush.

OK, bad example. But seriously, I can't fathom what would be so bad about this. It's not alcoholic. Robutussin is, but we give kids that. If this is bad, it's all about stupid cultural stigma. I reject stupid cultural stigma!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Ken Tennyson said...

I wouldn't hesitate myself...

10:18 AM  
Blogger Maranda said...

Go for it, Maggie! Actually, an alcoholic beer might kill some of the flu bugs...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Angela Sundara... etc said...

It's a free country... uh,... kind of. But yeah, LOL! Let him have it! I think my parents let me sip REAL beer by that age (of course it was only a SIP!).

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just ran across this, but keep in mind in the future that you must be 21 to purchase a non-alcoholic beer because there is 0.05% alcohol in it.

That being said, our grandparents' generation used to use brandy as a cure-all! :) So whatever works!

4:31 PM  

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