So I have been a vegetarian for two or three months now, and so far, my parents and I are not getting along very well. My mother is worried about me (even though we went to the doctor for a physical and blood work and the doctor told us I am very healthy) and often cries... She has told me I have "ruined everyone's life" and "ruined Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter..."
My brother seems to be the only one who supports me, and the only one who realizes holidays are about family, not food. I still do not want to make it hard for anyone on the holidays, though, so I plan on making dishes my whole family can enjoy. Has anyone had problems with family during the holidays?
I also have another... problem... I want to be a vegan, but I can't. My mother refuses to let me buy soy milk or make my own nut milk. Apparantly I need my cow milk and I will get sick without it. I have tried to show her otherwise, but my mother will not listen.
I usually have cereal every morning. It's the only thing that does not make me feel sick early in the morning. I usually have milk, but I am thinking about just eating dry cereal with water on the side, and adding some nuts. That way, I don't have to drink milk, and I avoid having another argument with my mother (I don't talk about vegetarianism... She brings it up and I usually try to change the subject. If I don't, we end up fighting). What do you think I should do? Should I continue to drink milk until I can move out?