Tuesday, December 7, 2010
No "borrachos" please!
Have you ever been to a Latino fiesta??? If you have, you probably noticed that most of the time the men get together and spend the time drinking alcohol. Now, I don't want to generalize, but at least in every single family celebration we have there is a group of drinkers. Baptisms, birthdays, quinceañeras, weddings, funerals... every single occasion is the perfect excuse to drink.
Well, now that I'm planning my little Julián's 1st birthday party I've decided I don't want any alcohol! I really don't see the point of it...First, because it's a kids party and I don't see the need to have alcohol. Second, because it would add an unnecessary expense to our budget. And lastly, because I don't want a group of borrachos to ruin this important day.
I know that my Mexican familia is going to be looking for the cervezas, and they're probably going to run to the liquor store for a 24 pack when they can't find any. To avoid this I'm thinking of writing something on the invitations like "This is a kid's party therefore no alcohol will be served or is permitted". My mom responded with a "Ay no! ¿Qué va a decir la gente?" when I told her my idea. But here is the thing, I really don't care what people think or say! This is a very important day for us and I just want to celebrate my little one in peace and with no drama. I know I will get "hate" calls from some family members complaining, and that a few ofendidos will decide not to go at all. However, if there is something I've learned is that you can't please everybody.
We will be singing las mañanitas to the kiddo and drinking horchata... the borrachos can stay home!