Ahead of the November 1 release of “Bad Moms Christmas,” stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristin Bell hit the publicity circuit joking about their all-too-relatable experiences as mothers in the real world.Frazer Harrison/Staff/Getty Images
Promos for the “Bad Moms” sequel show the movie’s stars imbibing several adult beverages ahead of the holiday season, prompting “Extra” TV show host, Tankia Ray, to ask the moms for their “kiddie confessions” in which the topic featured alcohol.
Bell shared that although husband, Dax Shepard, doesn’t drink, nightly walks with their baby strapped to his chest while carrying a nonalcoholic O’Doul’s made for some grabby hands:
“My kids drink O’Doul’s because my husband doesn’t drink. When we had our first baby, we’d go on a walk every night with the baby, just to get out of the house, and he would have her in the Babybjorn, and he would pop an O’Doul’s… She started at five months to claw at it.”
Kunis added her daughter, Wyatt, with husband, Ashton Kutcher, is allowed one sip of wine every Friday for Shabbat. Her daughter, now 3, has come to expect it on Friday morning. Kunis said:
“We do Shabbat at our house. At Shabbat, you have a sip of wine. My daughter had a sip of wine since she was born… Friday mornings she wakes up and I say it’s Friday, she says, ‘I can have wine!'”
In the Jewish religion, Shabbat is a weekly tradition that begins before sundown on Friday and extends into nightfall on Saturday. It is a period of rest, reflection, and time with family and community, according to My Jewish Learning. The start of Shabbat is marked with a candle-lighting ceremony and before meals are eaten, a special blessing known as a Kiddush is given:
From My Jewish Learning:
On Friday night, the Kiddush is recited over a full cup of wine or grape juice before sitting down for Shabbat dinner and before saying the Motzi, the blessing over the challah. Traditionally, the Kiddush was recited by men. Today, in many households women or men recite the Kiddush. After the Kiddush is recited, the cup is passed around so that everyone can take a sip from it. Many families have a special cup, called a Kiddush cup, reserved for this purpose.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, all states prohibit the consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21; however, many states have exceptions regarding parental consent during religious activities.
A thread in the subreddit r/Judaism asked parents if their kids under the age of 21 were allowed to drink wine during Passover. Many commenters said they believed monitored consumption of a small amount of wine was a “good thing” as one Reddit user wrote:
Anyway, it’s sorta a good thing in my opinion that the first experiences with alcohol show it as something normal and as something good when in the appropriate setting (like in that which is sacred).
Many commenters said they gave their children tiny sips if it was warranted as part of a custom while others said they were waiting for their children to become teenagers.
If you give your children wine for religious reasons when was their first sip?