Friday, October 28, 2016

Keep Your Bones and Brains This Halloween

Halloween is coming up soon and there will be many festivities to mark the event. Trick-or-treating, parties, carnivals, bonfires, and haunted houses make me shiver with excitement. Halloween is one of my favorite things to celebrate. I don't overanalyze it or read into it; I just like to have fun with all that surrounds this "holiday" that celebrates the dead.

 Just because I like to celebrate Halloween and "see dead people" doesn't mean I want to be a part of burying a real body. Make no bones about it; Driving while impaired is frightening. I don't care if you're ten sheets to the wind or just two drinks in, there's no reason to get behind the wheel after drinking. I have a full-time job. Add that in with six kids and a husband who sometimes acts like one. I think that gives me a pass to indulge in an alcoholic beverage every now and again. And guess what....I do!
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What I won't do, even if I've had one drink, is drive anywhere. I'm all about keeping my life, ThankYouVeryMuch. And I don't need my conscience to eat me up for taking anyone else's. If you plan on drinking during Halloween, or anytime of the year for that matter, I plead with you to have a DD. That stands for Designated Driver, NOT Designated Drunk. Be kind to your designated driver and offer them non-alcoholic drinks.

If you are going to drink, don't dance with the devil.

7 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Amen sister! Great post and reminder, these days with uber and other ride programs it's simple, easy and pretty cheap to get home.

Deanna Watson said...

Thanks for the post. Everyone needs to stay safe!

Maryann D. said...

It is so important and necessary to have Designated Driver, NOT Designated Drunk. I hope all people, young and old follow this advice.
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Theresa Mahoney said...

No excuses to be drinking and driving. Call a friend, a cab, an Uber. there are plenty of options to get you safely home if you've been drinking.

Remus said...

Well said! I wish this didn't have to reiterated so often for the message to sink in

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Solid advice!

alissa apel said...

I rarely drink anymore. I just have too many allergies to some of the stuff in alcoholic drinks. Boo! because I enjoy a drink sometimes.