Well at least when it comes to smoking...
And I don't mean that kind of smoking (even though it was 4/20 yesterday and you probably thought I was going there).
After all, I do live in Cannabi.... I mean Canada.
But no, I meant regular cigarette smoking.
I think my parents might have smoked before I was born. And my dad started up again after they got divorced and the kids were all living with mom for awhile. As soon as I moved back he quit.
No one in my family smokes. No one in my immediate friend circle smokes. None of my co-workers smoke (hah! cuz I'm a stay at home mommy - I have no co-workers! hehehe)
I'm sure that my husband runs into smokers all day long. They probably sneak out of work to have a puff. I'm sure he notices them at the bus stop every single day.
But for me - no one near me smokes. Not a single parent would dare have a cigarette in their fingers while dropping their kids off in the school yard.
Yesterday, I took the kids for a walk to Canadian Tire. Because of my sheltered life, I was actually surprised to see a smokey stain in the sidewalk about 20 feet from the store.
I know! Sheltered indeed!
Like somewhere in my head, I had forgotten that people actually have this unhealthy habit.
Then Logan asked, "What is that mom?" as he pointed to a cigarette butt.
And then I realized something else. My kids don't even know what a cigarette is.
Proud mama moment!
I explained that some people have an unhealthy addiction to smoking.
Then he asked, "What is smoking?"
So I answered him literally - "Some people like to suck on sticks that are on fire on one end to make smoke which they breathe in."
Logan thought about that a moment and said, "Gross."
Have you had to have a smoking talk with your kids?
How do you explain it to them?
I'm sharing my confession over at All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something. Join us?