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¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45000 posts
7th Jan '13

I would feel horrible trying to force it on them then if they were mature enough to communicate their philosophy to me like that. And I am.. SO pro-omnivore. But I could respect a wish such as that. What we choose to put into our bodies deals a lot with our psyche, is almost spiritual IMO.

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" I was that kid. My mom said " tough cookies, eat your meat. You can be a vegetarian when you are grown ... [snip!] ... a vegetarian now? Conversely, if our kids want to try meat, they can do as they please, but we won't be buying any for them."</blockquote>




So,you wouldn't support your child's decision just like your mother didn't support yours?

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
7th Jan '13

I would not change my whole families diet.....but I would make little switches (vegetarian sides made with vegetable broth instead of chicken, beef or turkey broth). My DD loves to help me cook so if she decided against eating meat I would probably make her wait to help until the meat was prepared (I usually bake meat so it would be when it was put in the oven) so it didn't upset her. But she knows where all meat comes from.....she only seemed to have a problem when we told her people eat lambs.

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" I would support him. But instead, my kid goes "mama! Cows are made if steaks!" An gobbles it down. He named his pet fish sushi. He eats sushi regularly."</blockquote>



! Lmao that's hilarious!




It depends on which child it is. If its Emmalynn, I'd probably find ways to hide the meat, like spaghetti and meat sauce etc. but that is because my son says the same thing and is developmentally a 3.5 yr old. I think when they can understand the choice is when I would respect it. We have to get creative because Beau chooses to avoid meat, simply because of the texture. It's Bart of his sensory issues/ autism. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Mother of One plus One:" <blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" I was that kid. My mom said " tough cookies, ... [snip!] ... any for them."</blockquote> So,you wouldn't support your child's decision just like your mother didn't support yours?"


she said she would, but she wasnt gonna go buy a steak for them if they wanted it. if she is vegetarian it might make her sick to even cook meat. but if they got older and ate a cheeseburger at a friends then thats the kids deal. thats what she means.

Leanna+2 3 kids; Texas 835 posts
7th Jan '13

I told my mom I didn't want to eat meat when I was six years old (when I found out where it came from). She supported my decision and I am still a vegetarian at age 23 with no plans to ever eat meat. I am raising my kids vegetarian but if they told me they wanted to eat meat, I would let them. I am not going to force them to eat/ not eat something they don't want to!

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
7th Jan '13

cora pretty mch is.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" I would support him. But instead, my kid ... [snip!] ... meat, simply because of the texture. It's Bart of his sensory issues/ autism. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."


emmalynn will hardly eat food in general. it sucks. her meds mess with her appetite, so im lucky if she eats 1 meal a day : / but today i was eating clementines and calling them natures candy and eat girl ate 3 clementines and she will eat peanut butter on crackers ( i buy the real stuff, with ingredients that say " Peanuts" lol ) and thats how i try to sneak in protein.. or avacado spread on toast with butter.. i do that kinda stuff to sneak in the protien and fat.. but she will drink drink all day long.

and the OP isnt based of my kids. just something i was thinking about.. as a kid i told my dad i wanted to stop eating meat and he forced me to eat chicken hearts and gizzards after I told him that. he was so mean!

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19259 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of One plus One:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" I was that kid. My mom said " tough cookies, ... [snip!] ... any for them."</blockquote> So,you wouldn't support your child's decision just like your mother didn't support yours?"</blockquote>




It's an ethical decision for us.



We don't condone the killing of animals if you aren't willing to know what they go through and if you're not willing to do it yourself. People are so desensitized and normalized to the disgusting facts of how meat is harvested. Our kids aren't/won't be. Even if it's the "weird" way to live. It's at least honest and connected to reality.




Like I said, if our kids want to eat meat knowing what they do, then that is their choice, but animals aren't going to die with our hard earned money.



Think of something you find deplorable, and ask yourself if you would help you child do/obtain/exploit that.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
7th Jan '13

I would let them try but most likely it's fonna get old fast. I taught my daughter we only kill animals for food that we need to live. She understand that. We are gentle with all animals. Even spiders and bugs. I show by example, look we treat all animals with respect no matter how small and the only reason we kill animals is to nourish our bodies. She totally understands. We buy pig meat from
Farmers and such and we don't kill the animals ourselves. I tell her some
People kill animals so we can eat them but I personally don't kill them. she was a little apprehensive about eating animals until I talked to her about it like that.

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" emmalynn will hardly eat food in general. it sucks. her meds mess with her appetite, so im lucky if ... [snip!] ... my dad i wanted to stop eating meat and he forced me to eat chicken hearts and gizzards after I told him that. he was so mean!"</blockquote>




Nutella. Plain and simple. Beau loves that stuff. I do shredded chicken in salad and he loves that too. I just call everything something that sounds fun.. Like asparagus? those are Hero Spears lol... And carrots? Bugs bunny sticks lol

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27512 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" she said she would, but she wasnt gonna go buy a steak for them if they wanted it. if she is vegetarian ... [snip!] ... to even cook meat. but if they got older and ate a cheeseburger at a friends then thats the kids deal. thats what she means."


Why would she get sick to cook meat?

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
7th Jan '13

I would accommodate!



Eating less meat would be beneficial to the whole family.



It would also make me less likely to give lazy, crappy foods like chicken fingers and chef boyarde. Most of the convenience foods I give her seem to include meat, so it would be good to have motivation to be better about making good meals.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" emmalynn will hardly eat food in general. ... [snip!] ... call everything something that sounds fun.. Like asparagus? those are Hero Spears lol... And carrots? Bugs bunny sticks lol"



i do put nutella on toast with banana slices or straweberry slices..

one of the only thing she wants to eat all the time is CEREAL! which i hate because of the sugar. I get multigrain cheerios and LIFE cereal and stuff so its not too too bad but she loves her cereal and her chocolate milk. lol but i have been pushing her to drink lots of water becuse she will drink so much, so now she has a tall glass of water before i give her juice or milk or anything like that.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" i do put nutella on toast with banana slices or straweberry slices.. one of the only thing she ... [snip!] ... becuse she will drink so much, so now she has a tall glass of water before i give her juice or milk or anything like that."


cereal same here, lol.