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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle ... [snip!] ... a carcass myself and can do it for beef, pig, deer, goat, sheep, fish, chicken, duck, etc. We were a big hunting family too."

I can do a fish alone, but that's about it. I've seen the rest done. I can't say I know how to do it though & I'd be really afraid I'd nick the stomach or intestines & ruin it.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5400 posts
8th Jan '13

My son is 6 and if he said that honestly I would try and talk him out of it. We are big meat eaters and I couldn't imagine cooking vegeterian only meals all the time but even after we had a chat he was still set on it then I would just have to adapt. I wouldn't want to make him do something he was so against, I would need to really try and find out what was a healthy way to do it though because I went to College with a girl who was veggie and her diet was atrocious! She just ate cheese sandwiches, cheese pizza, cheesey pasta, cheese on toast.... Every day it was something plain with cheese :shock:

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
8th Jan '13

I would let my kids be vegetarian if they wanted to. I was a vegetarian for almost 4 years myself.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12312 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" My son is 6 and if he said that honestly I would try and talk him out of it. We are big meat eaters and ... [snip!] ... ate cheese sandwiches, cheese pizza, cheesey pasta, cheese on toast.... Every day it was something plain with cheese :shock:"</blockquote>




That's so gross! My friend used to be vegetarian and she would eat junk all the time! Always potato chips and cookies and little debbies! She pretty much took it as an excuse to eat whatever she wanted except meat lol

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
8th Jan '13

As much as I really dont want to be a short order cook, I would respect and accomodate them.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
8th Jan '13

My dd is already a vegetarian. She just refuses all meat, won't try any meat that is put in front of her. She might outgrow it though eventually, she's just turning 5.
But in the situation you describe of course I would respect her wishes and let her be a vegetarian.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
8th Jan '13

lol my kids love meat and we often talk about the killing of animals why we are eating them at the table......lol my kids are facinated with it.



Anyways. If they choose not to sure why not. But they would be pretty hungry just off of veggies, but dd 10 wont eat fruit or veggies, if it was my 4 yr old sure she will eat anything.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" lol my kids love meat and we often talk about the killing of animals why we are eating them at the table......lol ... [snip!] ... be pretty hungry just off of veggies, but dd 10 wont eat fruit or veggies, if it was my 4 yr old sure she will eat anything."</blockquote>




My son's hero in life is the T-Rex so he always tells me how he hunted for, killed, and ate the parasauralophus (chicken) we're eating for dinner.



Ham is edmontosaurus
Pork is brachiosaurus
Beef is triceratops



Kid is a strange guy for sure!

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" lol my kids love meat and we often talk ... [snip!] ... we're eating for dinner. Ham is edmontosaurus Pork is brachiosaurus Beef is triceratops Kid is a strange guy for sure!"


lol, ya mine are too.



It started with my oldest telling my now 4 yr old that our chicken used to be a real chicken, and she got curious and started asking about other animals that we eat. It never occured to me before that she didnt realize this. lol



So now when we eat meat she always asks who killed it and what kind of method was used and son. It helps her eat her food. lol

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31529 posts
8th Jan '13

I'd support him 100%. My son refuses to eat any type of seafood b/c they are all his friends. lol

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" It's common (but it doesn't happen to everyone) for vegs to get sick over the smell of meat. I was a veg for 2 years, and when I started eating meat again I felt like I was going to die. lol"</blockquote>



I know a vegetarian who if she accidentally get meat it literally makes her physically Ill cause her body just can't process it right anymore.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" It's common (but it doesn't happen to ... [snip!] ... who if she accidentally get meat it literally makes her physically Ill cause her body just can't process it right anymore."



How long as she not eaten meat for? Curious, my friends hubby just started eating meat again after more then 10 yrs and his body handled it like he had been eating all these years. lol



Its been 2 months now and he has gained 14lbs since eating meat again.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting The Doctor:" I would support it (depending on age and the child) but only if the child was still healthy. And I'd ... [snip!] ... cooking, but sometimes we have meals without meat, anyway. I'd see if they'd still be willing to eat fish or something, too."


When Zoe wanted to be a vegetarian, I made her research it and write me a paper on what she would be eating and protein alternatives. Once I was satisfied that she understood, I let her become a vegetarian. lol

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5400 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" My son is 6 and if he said that honestly I would try ... [snip!] ... potato chips and cookies and little debbies! She pretty much took it as an excuse to eat whatever she wanted except meat lol"</blockquote>




Yeah being vegeterian doesn't always equal a healthy diet! I don't think I have to be concerned about DS though because everything is "chicken". Beef is yummy chicken, fish is yummy chicken, pork is yummy chicken.... He believes absolutely everything is yummy chicken lol

Anja[VBA2C GRADx2!] 5 kids; Illinois 3576 posts
8th Jan '13

Considering I flip flopped between vegetarian, vegan, and and diets that include meat my entire life on and off...I don't see anything wrong with it. If any of my kids decided meat wasn't for them, I'm pretty sure even as a whole family we could deal with it. We eat a lot of meatless meals and enjoy vegetarian and vegan treats on a regular basis.



Also I don't know why people are like all worried about protein, everything we eat has protein. A lot of vegetables are even high in protein. (Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and even corn!). As long as they eat a balanced healthy diet , it shouldn't be a problem. I've never heard of anyone dying without meat in their diet (unless they were severely malnourished in some other way) . Ironically you can die from eating diet high in certain kinds of meat (not some vegetarian/vegan bs. It's a fact. Red meat is like one of the huge reasons for heart disease) .