An interesting conversation over dinner last night.
Declan: I drunk all my water.
Aimee: Actually, you “drank” all your water. “Drunk” means something different altogether.
Declan: What does “drunk” mean?
(Bryan and Aimee exchange glances, should we go there?)
Aimee: When adults have too many adult drinks, they become drunk. (Can we leave it at that?)
Declan: But what does it mean?
Aimee: (I didn’t think so.) Well, the alcohol in some adult drinks makes the body not work very well. For example, people can’t talk very well (show him what slurring sounds like) or they can’t walk very well, and sometimes people act very differently when they are drunk.
Declan: But you have never been drunk, right?
Aimee: (uh oh.) Well, yes, I have. But Mama and Daddy don’t get drunk very often at all. But we’re not perfect. It sometimes happens.
Declan: I’m not perfect either.
Aimee: Right. No one is perfect.
I’m still not sure if this whole “let’s be as honest as we can with him” policy is a good thing. But at least he knows the score.