Hey guys, I'm sorry I'm sporadic with my board visitations and you all probably don't even know who I am at this point but I like to lurk and occasionally post
Anyways! My son is vegan, he's five years old and we are Greek/Native American & Spanish. Yesterday was the Greek Orthodox Easter and we went ot my grandmothers for dinner. Usually they try and get him to eat turkey or lamb or whatever they're having but they've gotten used to the fact that we're vegan and we bring our own food.. but it was also my little sisters 10th birthday. They bought an ice cream cake and I had decided to let Ethan decide whether or not he wanted to partake (usually with birthdays I'm a little lax because well.. I don't want him to miss out - guilty, I know). My little man was so happy to sing and watch my sister blow out her candles but when it came time for him to have his slice he asked my aunt if it was vegan and when she said no, he politely declined!
He said, "No thank you" and walked away to play with his toys happily.. It just made me proud to know that he made that decision completely on his own and had absolutely no regret. I even asked him a few times afterwards if he was sure and he quite honestly didn't care that everyone else was enjoying their ice cream cake and he was playing with his toy cars
He has always been very good about the food choices he makes, he always asks if his food is vegan but this past year he's been going through the whole.. "Maybe I do want to eat meat" thing. I give him the option to do so (while holding my breath hoping he doesn't choose to) but he always decides to stay vegan. I know there will be a time when he wants to try something different, but until that day I am just so happy that my little happy vegan baby is turning into a happy little vegan boy and has absolutely no complains and no health problems because of it. So suck on that, haters! LOL
Sorry for the long post, but I just had to share. LOL