Smoking and the kids!
I found that my daughter picks up on EVERYTHING. I'm sure all one year olds are like this but she watches us and mimicks everything we do. Obviously, that's how kids learn the machanics of eating, the social conventions of conversation and interaction, etc. In fact, I never realized how ridiculous I am when I chew gum until my daughter looked at me and started this exagerated chewing/smacking/clicking routine. My wife looked at me and said "That is exactly how you are chewing that gum." So, I decided that I never want my daughter to even see me smoke. I won't ever be smoking in her presence until she is old enough to understand why it is ok for me but not for her, why I don't want her to ever smoke, etc. We had friends over on Saturday for coctails on the deck and I let them know we wouldn't be smoking cigars until after my daughter went to bed. Is it a double standard? I don't know. Anyone have any thoughts to offer?