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to expect people not to smoke cannabis around children?

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anya37 Mon 31-Aug-09 16:19:00

I went to a bbq yesterday with some new friends and although I sort of knew that they all smoked a bit, I was surprised they did it quite openly.

My kids were totally oblivious to it and none of the others noticed either. Is this normal? Am I just a complete prude and out of touch?

sherby Mon 31-Aug-09 16:20:42

quite normal for some people ime

but I understand other people would be horrified

TheEgoHasLanded Mon 31-Aug-09 16:20:55

a bit out of touch possibly, but i wouldn't want anyone smoking it around my dc.

purepurple Mon 31-Aug-09 16:21:37

In some circles it is completely normal.
What kids grow up with is normal to them.

Mumcentreplus Mon 31-Aug-09 16:24:24

tbh my Uncle and Father both smoked openly..I didn't think it was bad just knew it was for adults..just like cigarettes

ReneRusso Mon 31-Aug-09 16:26:03

YANBU, I would be surprised by this too. I have a friend who is a dope fiend and even she doesn't smoke in front of her DC.

TheEgoHasLanded Mon 31-Aug-09 16:26:09

i'd rather be with people smoking cannabis than getting drunk..

brimfull Mon 31-Aug-09 16:27:01

I wouldn't want anyone to smoke cannabis around my kids.

Mumcentreplus Mon 31-Aug-09 16:30:36

but I don't condoe smoking of any kind infront of children....

Tortington Mon 31-Aug-09 16:31:55

kids are so much nicer when your stoned

Mumcentreplus Mon 31-Aug-09 16:33:16

LMAO Custy

TheEgoHasLanded Mon 31-Aug-09 16:34:35

everyone and everything is nicer

sherby Mon 31-Aug-09 16:40:43

rofl custardo

violethill Mon 31-Aug-09 17:15:58

I don't understand why anyone smokes around children full stop.

lolapoppins Mon 31-Aug-09 17:19:24

I am going to sound like Mary Whitehouse here, but we were invited to a BBQ with some of DHs work mates (none of whom I had met before) and I was shock that they were openly smoking joints around children. I quietly left with DS (who was 2 at the time) without making a fuss. Lots of people there, so no one noticed that we had gone.

I worked in the music industry from a young age so I am not naive about drugs at all, I once worked with a boss who smoked joints back to back like cigerettes, so I have seen what it does to people.

I wouldn't be openly judgey about anyone who did drugs, I don't care what other people do, but I don't want my child exposed to drugs.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 17:36:17

I don't like it but then I don't like people getting bladdered around children either. A few drinks yes, pissed so you cant walk, no hmm

anya37 Mon 31-Aug-09 17:44:15

i think i was surprised more than anything. I smoke and i try not to do that in front of the kids, i can't imagine i'd ever have a joint in front of them.

thesecondcoming Mon 31-Aug-09 18:44:22

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MoreCrackThanHarlem Mon 31-Aug-09 18:49:09

Agree with thesecondcoming, I would be fine with people smoking outdoors at a bbq with dd there, it would go over her head completely.
Building a spliff in front of her would piss me off though, as she would likely want to know what it was, or worse, imagine it was some kind of arts and crafts activity and try to join in.

vjg13 Mon 31-Aug-09 18:59:42

I think getting pissed, having a fag and smoking a joint in front of children is nasty.

ROFL at MCTH dd joining in with it as 'craft activity'grin

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 31-Aug-09 19:03:00

Think I must be terribly 'out of touch'. hmm

PrincessToadstool Mon 31-Aug-09 19:04:35

YANBU, I think it's shit. I don't care who that bothers, I fucking grew up with it so I am saying it IS shit.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 19:09:22

I had friends who smoked cannabis all the time in front of their kids. Too stoned to be good parents.
And if you got stoned/drunk at a BBQ, how do you get your kids home safely?

twopeople Mon 31-Aug-09 19:11:23

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CHOCOLATEPEANUT Mon 31-Aug-09 19:12:33

I thinking smoking full stop is out of order then so is getting pissed up in front of your kids too

ugh

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