New Orleans: My son Cory, my sister Terry, my daughter-in-law Jamie, our best friend Melissa and me.
Someone asked me recently if I'm concerned about my future grandchildren finding and reading my blog and seeing all the pictures and reading all the stories about my escapades. I'll answer that question here for everyone to see.
I come from a huge fun loving Cajun family. In Cajun families, dancing, eating together, listening to music and being with your family and friends is not evil. It's what life is all about. Everything else is just filler.
The drinking issue has to be addressed and boundaries drawn, but to pretend like it isn't happening would be hypocritical and a lie. To pretend that your children are going to drink or not drink based solely on your example is a sure path to disappointment.
Set a good example and reinforce all the facts that your children hear every day about the dangers of alcohol. Let them know that you'll always be there for them no matter what. Teach your children well that family and friends and fun along with hard work and treating everyone with respect and kindness are the important things in life.
Then, with a little luck and a lot of prayer, they'll turn out just fine, regardless of what they find on grandma's blog.