Julie Wolfson: A mom drove drunk with 5 kids in the car. Why? She tells Gothamist: "My husband was 10 times drunker than I was. I had two kids left with me that weren't even mine that I had no intention of driving home in the first place. It was either let my husband drive and kill everybody or leave those two kids abandoned."
People aren't perfect -- even moms. It is embarrassing to admit you have been drinking and to call for help. But isn't calling a cab better than putting children's lives at risk?
One dad I know worked as a bartender at a party. At the end of the evening, he shared drinks with the hosts. Then when it was time to go, he drove his car into a tree and broke his arm. He cost his family a pile of money in medical bills and increased their car insurance premiums. Would his wife have been angry to be called in the middle of the night to pick him up? Sure, but in the end, it would have saved him the injury, money, and embarrassment.
There is NEVER an excuse to drive drunk ... especially with kids in the car ... under any circumstances. Have I ever had a drink when I am with my kids? Yes -- but I limit myself to one drink, hours before I need to drive, and most of the time, I don't even finish it.
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