Originally Posted by Mackenzie
Well, I suggest you tell your friends about your plans to advise your children of everything that goes on in their house so that we can decide that friendship with you is worth the risk (or not, as likely will be the case).... Wether I ever smoke again or not, I would really like to know what kind of friend you are going to be. Cause really. It's not fair to us...
You know, i would not tell my kids, under normal circumstances, about people's parents smoking pot, and I wouldn't be going around turning them in or anything either.
OTOH - if a person is going to participate in an illegal activity, which it is, it seems to me that they need to really think about the consequences. It is entirely possible that an 11 year old could notice this kind of thing on his own and blab it inappropriately. If the risks of that are too great - losing your kids, or some jail time, or whatever - is it really sensible to do it at all? For what amounts to a bit of fun?
A friend of mine, at about that age, told me his mom grew pot in her bedroom. Looking back, she could, potentially, have lost her house, her job, and her kids - she was a single mom. Now that I have kids, I really can't see how that could have seemed sensible.
I just don't get the "not fair" thing. My dad thinks it's not fair that he has to separate his garbage. Well, he can register his opinion with his political representative - heck, he can run for office himself. But he still will not get garbage pick up if he doesn't do it correctly.