Unique parenting style.
Every parent has their own take on certain conventional rules. Some parents are strict, while others don’t even believe in punishing their children. The woman in question today is causing a stir with her extremely unconventional outlook when it comes to having alcohol around her children… and even taking her to a pub.
A Unique Outlook
Jocelyn Cook, a 35-year-old woman from Kent, England, has an outlook on parenting that might surprise most fellow parents. Unlike most people with 15-month-olds, she sees nothing wrong with having a few drinks… while watching over her daughter.
Even though most mothers would call a babysitter if they had a long day and wanted to relax with a wine spritzer or two, Jocelyn doesn’t see things that way. Now her outlook is getting traction because of her view that there’s no reason not to take your baby with you when you head out to the pub.
Jocelyn opened up to The Sun about her outlooks on drinking when she’s watching over her children, and she seems to have it practically down to a science.
“You’re obviously aware when you have a child that you can’t get hammered, but being tipsy? I don’t think that should be frowned upon,” she said. “Parenthood is hard enough. Of course there’s a limit and your baby always comes first – if we’re in a pub and [15-month-old daughter] Megan’s not happy we’d leave.”
In fact, although she happily takes her 15-month-old to pubs with her now, she started when her daughter was much younger.
Never Too Early
In fact, the first time that she took Megan to a pub, she was only eight days old.
She opens up that she sees it as a good way to balance time between being a mother and cutting loose.
“We go to plenty of playgroups together to keep her stimulated throughout the week,” she told The Sun, “So I think it’s fair enough if once a week I have a few drinks with a mate.”
She goes to the pub at least once a week, taking her baby girl along.
“Sometimes I go to pubs with her on my own. That sounds really bad!” she told The Sun. “Megan was born in April so the whole summer we spent outside in pub gardens. I often meet up with local mates — we wouldn’t think twice about going to the pub.”
But she makes it clear that she knows her limits.