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#1 Old 11-17-2004, 11:57 PM
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I have not been trying to program my kid to be a vegetarian with any great accuracy. We don't eat meat in the home here and she's been briefed as to why. She complained a wee bit in the first few weeks but has since decided which things she likes to be cooked and which she would rather pass on from the standard Things Mom Cooks. We have achieved a tacit understanding that if she asks for meat with me, she won't get it but she can have what she likes when she is out of my jurisdiction (ie: with her dad who is omni or at school which offers no veggie option. Yes she brings lunch most of the time and actually eats it).



Well. She was with her dad and he swung by McDeath. He bought her an Incredibles Happy Meal because she loved the Incredibles. She ate the fries and then closed the box.



"Aren't you gonna eat that burger?" her dad asked.



"Uh no. I don't like meat. It's yucky. It used to be a cow, Dad. I like cows."



End of story. He was so incredulous he called me.



"Is she a vegetarian now?" asked my slightly off-put ex.



"I have no idea. I am. You should ask her."



"Mia. Are you a vegetarian?"



I hear her little voice in the background.



"No, no, dad. I just really don't like meat."



LOL!!!!!!



My little angel.
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#2 Old 11-17-2004, 11:59 PM
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#3 Old 11-18-2004, 12:44 AM
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that is the cutest story!
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#4 Old 11-18-2004, 12:58 AM
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Hah oh that's awesome.

How old is she?
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#5 Old 11-18-2004, 12:58 AM
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Thanks! She's 3.5 and very much her own little person so far.



Can some nice moddy person move this to the vegetarian kids section for me? I just found it.



thanks
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#6 Old 11-18-2004, 01:29 AM
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Oh wow! I thought she'd be like 6 or 7! But that truely is awesome and cute!

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#7 Old 11-18-2004, 10:23 AM
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that's cute.
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Sounds like you're doing a great job AV!
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#9 Old 11-18-2004, 10:27 PM
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AV,



That is the attitude I WANT to have with my son (and future kids), and I hope that I do have. I want to say, "this is what we eat at home, meat is not allowed here, but you can make your own personal decision about what to eat/not eat when you're somewhere else." Easier said than done though, it would be pretty tough to watch my child bite into a hamburger.



Great job...you are leading by example and it looks like it's working!
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Thanks so much! It's a tough thing to get through. I grew up in the home of a food nazi and it did me no good. Food is so closely linked to comfort and to nurturing. Being kept from food or foods will engender rebellion, I think. And that is not what I want. Just as I was shown a good example and easily made the choice for myself, I dearly hope my daughter ends up making the wise choice if she is allowed to make it for herself.



So hard in a world of appealing McDonald's toys tied into popular movies.





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#11 Old 11-18-2004, 11:34 PM
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your daughter sounds very sweet and bright. you are doing a good job, mama.
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