Hey Clarice, do you want to come babysit with me tonight?
Sure, I will meet you at their house!
I will be back, I am just going to put them to bed.
Assessing the Situation
Sure, I will just have a water.
OMG, I cant believe Mack asked me if I wanted to drink beer while we are babysitting, what am I supposed to say?!
No, I mean a beer.
Now that the kids are asleep, do you want to drink?
What should I say? I could tell her how I feel about this, be the responsible one and not drink but let Mack drink because she is responsible for her actions, or I could just drink with her
Consider the Consequences and Values
Mack will know my views in this situation if I tell her and I will be the more responsible one if I choose not to drink and i'm looking out for myself because of it. But she might not listen to me and ignore me, and if the parents come home and see Mack drunk/hungover, they will assume I was also drinking. I don't want to keep a bad reputation from being caught underage drinking while babysitting.
I really dont think we should drink while babysitting, if we get caught, we could be in deep trouble and I dont want to be stuck with a bad reputation.
I guess you are right, we wouldn't want that
Decide and Act
Wow! I'm really glad I made that choice, and i'm happy Mack listened to me. I'm also glad i'm not hungover today, that wouldnt be fun.