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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:"> My ds has been in a at-home daycare situation since January 1st. First with a good friend and a few kids and now w/ my cousin's wife where he is the oldest (at 3 1/2) and a handful of kids. Eating hasn't been an issue.<br><br><br><br>
He starts formal preschool next week. He's VERY excited to do so as he's very bright and bored beyond belief w/ the younger crowd. He will transition very easily and I look forward to watching him grow and learn there.<br><br><br><br>
We are to pack his lunch and I'm ready. He has a laptop lunch box (bento style lunch kit) and we've decided on many yummy things to make. We've decided his first day will be "alien noodles (sprial noodles in a cold spinach-ricotta sauce, bright green), carrot sticks & broccoli crowns w/ ranch dipping sauce, panda licorice pieces for a snack, and a homemade "breakfast bean cookie" too. plus his sports bottle w/ chocolate soy milk. He's quite happy to have all his favorite things.<br><br><br><br>
So, why the post? I'm so worried that he'll now be w/ older kids (mostly 3-4 but a few 5'ers that didn't make the kindergarten cut) that will question his no meat ways...<br><br><br><br>
is he too young to address this himself? Should I prep him for such encounters? He's a full-fledged animal activist but he's never REALLY been questioned. My parents & grandparents give him a bit of a hard time and he thinks nothing of yelling "I don't kill animals" at them. But that seems a bit harsh for new kids he's just meeting...<br><br><br><br>
any ideas suggestions?
 

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I just tell my 4 year old to tell him he loves his aniaml friends and does not eat his friends. They had a McDonalds party at school and my son said to the kid next to him VERY loud- THATS YUCK- do you know you are eating a dead cow?? I was so mortified b/c I try and teach him that everyone is different .
 

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He'll probably be fine.<br><br>
My kids all approached the issue differently, as they all have different personalities.<br><br><br><br>
But none of them were influenced (as preschoolers) to try eating meat by their peers. Later on (in Jr. High and with Dad's 'support <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/evil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":evil:"> ) my oldest did... but that's another issue entirely.
 

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Alien noodles sound cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Maybe just remind him that we can't always say everything that we think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Maybe just remind him that we can't always say everything that we think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Last week some kids on the swim team were questioning (okay making fun) my daughters food. (9 year olds can be such poops.) I was standing to the side and could hear but wanted to see what she would do. She was really cool the first three time that someone said something. God help the fourth, she told them that at least her food didn't have a heart and brains and if they could eat a cow then why don't they go home and eat their dog? They all have feelings. The kid just walked away.... No more food conversations after that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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Its a craze but I always try to send her with veggies and fruit and some kind of main portion that she will enjoy. I'll be doing peanutbutter sandwiches alot this coming week.
 
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