Coming out of the closet – a vegetarian among meat eaters

I think my three-year-old is onto me.

After months of invasive questioning, she is finally starting to put two and two together. She is beginning to notice that my meals look different to that of hers, her sister’s, and her Daddy’s.

‘You like chicken, Mummy?’ she questions me.

‘No, darling,’ I reply.

‘You like steakey, Mummy?’

‘No, thank you,’ I answer.

‘Why, Mummy?’ she asks.

‘Try some, Mummy,’ she says encouragingly as she gets up from her little yellow table and approaches me with a piece of dead animal dangling off the end of her fork.

‘You’ll like it. You just have to try it,’ she persists spouting my own words.

I manage to make a narrow escape, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to dance around the topic.

I can see that sooner rather than later, I am going to have to explain to Miss Three why I don’t eat meat.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be vegetarian.

One of my earliest memories is of me taking pieces of meat from my plate, pretending to put them in my mouth, and then dropping them under the table where I would collect them later.

My other ploy was to ask to go to the toilet, shove as much meat as I could into my mouth and then spit it out down the toilet. I made a fatal error once of not flushing and that was the end of that.

Back when I was a kid, being vegetarian was considered a hippie fad. My parents thought I’d be malnourished without a regular serving of meat on my plate and so they insisted I continue to eat meat. Let me tell you though, virtually every meal was a battle.

It wasn’t until age 15 that I became vegetarian and then vegan for many years.

I choose not to eat meat for ethical reasons. I dislike the smell, the look, the taste and feel of meat. Even thinking about it makes me want to throw up.

In my earlier years, I was pretty staunch about the whole thing and even carried with me a badge that read ‘no more meat’.

When Dave and I first started living together we would cook our own meals. Eventually, I started cooking meat for him. In the early days I would guzzle wine while chopping up chicken breasts just to get through it.

These days with two young kids, handling and cooking meat is an everyday part of my life.

We want our kids to be able to make up their own minds about eating meat, so for now I cook it for them.

I find it amusing that I, a longtime vegetarian, have two meat obsessed little girls.

Smiley our 18-month-old would eat an all meat diet if she could. She shoves fists full of her favourite spaghetti bolognese into her mouth and gives me a look of great disgust if she finds the tiniest speck of carrot or zucchini in her meal.

As for Miss Three, she requests ‘pink fish’ for every meal and always leaves all of the ‘yucky green bits’ I put on her plate.

Time will tell if the tables will turn. In the meantime, I will continue to serve meat and the occasional vegetarian meal which they always shoot down.

When the time is right, I will explain to Miss Three in very simple terms where meat comes from and why I don’t eat it. I will not sway her either way. I will not tell her that the ham on her sandwich is one of Peppa’s cousins (sorry, bad joke πŸ˜‰ ).

I will let her make up her own mind.

She will be supported either way.

Have you had to explain to your children where meat comes from? How did they take it? Are you the only vegetarian in a meat obsessed household?
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68 comments on Coming out of the closet – a vegetarian among meat eaters

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    May 13, 2014 at 6:46 am (3 years ago)

    Your descriptions of meal time made me smile, it’s a very similar story at our house! Often the veggies within the bolognese are left in a neat little pile after he has scoffed the rest of it down. Often just using his hands… which sometimes results in him biting his fingers during the feeding frenzy… but I digress!
    I think Miss Three is onto you, she sounds like she has you well and truly sussed! I admire your determination to continue to handle and cook meat when it goes against what you believe in. I find it disgusting to handle raw meat (I will wear gloves) and I’m a meat eater!
    When you do have the conversation, I’d love to hear how it goes. Recently when we visited the boys Nan & Poppy (who is a farmer), our big boy was quite amazed by the bags of wool his Poppy had in the back of the ute, we tried to explain the sheep had had a haircut, but he seemed to think the whole sheep were stuffed into hessian bags, and kept asking if the sheep were ok and saying good bye to them….

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh bless. Poor little guy. He must have been worried about those sheep! Interesting to hear you wear gloves. I don’t know why I’ve never though of that before!!

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  2. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    May 13, 2014 at 6:53 am (3 years ago)

    I remember my daughter (now 14) wanting to know where meat came from when she was little. When I told her it came from animals she was mortified. Because I (like your parents) thought she would end up malnourished I suggested that meat came from animals who had died. I didn’t lie as such, I just didn’t tell her we killed them for their meat. She thought we only took their meat after they’d died … the circle of life.
    Now that she is a teenager she knows the truth.
    She still eats meat but nowhere near as much as the rest of us. I have a feeling she will end up vegetarian.
    As for me … I like the idea of being vegetarian … but I’m also addicted to roast chickens and TBone steaks … so I don’t think it will work for me.
    I commend you on your choices. You will no doubt live a long and healthy existence!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Leanne! I quite like the story you told your daughter. It has given me something to think about πŸ™‚

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  3. Deb @ home life simplified
    May 13, 2014 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    That must be so hard. For us my older one only ate dairy, peanut butter and fish fingers for protein for so long (but not vegetables and fruit so just that plus carbs!) we celebrate every new meat/seafood protein that is added. I was vegetarian in my late teens and will support any future decisions my girls make. For now we are a carnivore household. Xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

      I can definitely imagine you celebrating each new win after such a restricted diet. Glad to hear things are improving for her x

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  4. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    May 13, 2014 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

    I have meat lovers here. Ive always wondered how vegetarians and vegan s deal with this very thing. I think the time to tell them will be clear and honesty the only way. They will probabky want to experiment at some stage and go vegetarian but they’ll figure their preference along the way! They usually do dont they ?

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

      They sure do, Vicki, and we’ll be here to support them either way πŸ™‚

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  5. Lydia C. Lee
    May 13, 2014 at 7:28 am (3 years ago)

    I am not a vegetarian, but I have explained early on where meat comes from. They get it and they either care or don’t care. I would just tell her – you aren’t brain washing her. I had a vegetarian child who I went to great lengths to try to get him to eat meat. He does now (but not due to my efforts). My friends 12 year old has just become one. I think they make up their own minds….

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

      That’s good to know your kids weren’t phased by it. I think when Miss Three realises why I’m vegetarian it will affect her. She is a sensitive wee thing like me and I think she will like to do what mummy does. I could be wrong though. We’ll see πŸ™‚

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  6. Bec | Mumma Tells
    May 13, 2014 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

    Totally busted, you are! Food battles here are common… with vegetables, with meat, with every.darn.thing. I try as much as possible not to battle anymore. She eats. Sometimes sparingly. Sometimes by the bucketful. I’ll be interested to see how things progress with your loves. X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Bec. Yep, dinnertime can be such a nightmare, can’t it?! I hope things improve in your household soon x

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  7. Bec @ The Plumbette
    May 13, 2014 at 8:16 am (3 years ago)

    You poor thing being forced to eat meat when you were growing up. My Esther eats chicken, fish and lamb while my Magdalene will eat every type of meat I give her. If they choose to go vegetarian I will support it. I’m sure your gorgeous girl will understand why once you explain it to her. Three year olds are pretty cluey. πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

      They sure are, Bec. Not much gets past them at all πŸ™‚

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  8. Toni
    May 13, 2014 at 8:28 am (3 years ago)

    I only have one friend who is vegetarian and she just forced her girls to be vegetarians too. I think its great that you’re giving your girls the options. Bub here likes chicken and beef so far, thats pretty much the only meats we eat except bacon.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm (3 years ago)

      It will be interesting to see if your friend’s girls will remain vegetarian or not. Glad to hear your bub is eating well πŸ™‚

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  9. Kathy
    May 13, 2014 at 9:45 am (3 years ago)

    I think food battles are universal, regardless of what they are over. Neither of our kids like meat much, and we mix it up in our household. Last night it was brocolli soup, which goes down a treat with Miss Yin, although not so much with Little Yang.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

      I can imagine that little cutie turning his nose up at green soup just like my kids. You’re right. I think we’d be hard pressed to find a household that doesn’t have some sort of food battle.

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  10. Me
    May 13, 2014 at 10:04 am (3 years ago)

    We have been through all sorts in our home. A always has meat – there is no way he could be vegetarian. I stopped eating meat when I was pregnant because I couldn’t stand the smell or taste of it and it wasn’t until about a year ago that I started to eat steak again. I didn’t eat it because I never liked how I felt after eating it. We did eat lots of chicken but when menopause started, the dr suggested that I cut out chicken and eat more meat and I have slowly been re-introducing it into my diet and have found it doesn’t make me feel anything like it used it. I think it’s great that you are giving your girls the option and allowing them to decide when they are old enough, what they want to do.
    Have a wonderful day !
    Me xox

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s really interesting how our tastes and reactions to food change over the years, isn’t it?! My mum used to love pork until she had me and now it makes her physically sick! Hope you had a great day too x

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  11. Erin
    May 13, 2014 at 10:43 am (3 years ago)

    We were vegans for the first nine years of our marriage, so didn’t have to really explain anything to the kids, it was just the way it was cause we were all like that.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm (3 years ago)

      That’s really interesting, Erin. Why did you decide to change?

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  12. Zanni Louise
    May 13, 2014 at 10:48 am (3 years ago)

    Good on you! I admire vegetarians. I was one for about a year, and then went back to eating meat because it was easier, and I did feel a bit malnourished. I totally support vegetarianism though, and ethically think we’d be better off as a society if we ate less meat at least. x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm (3 years ago)

      I agree, Zanni. If you do your research and eat well it can be a very healthy way to live x

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  13. Sarah from Creating Contentment
    May 13, 2014 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    I applause you parenting. It is a admirable thing to allow your children to make their own decision, and not try and sway them to your opinion.
    I used to be vegetarian as a teenager. To me it was an ethical decision, as well as bodily. I could not stand the smell of cooking meat, or the sight and touch of raw meat. It wasn’t a supportive decision. My mother kept feeding me pate, as I was unaware of what it was made from. And at friends houses, I would eat meat as I was too polite to tell them otherwise. Eventually, I gave up as I got anaemic and quite frankly I enjoy eating meat. But my ethical stance remains.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh you poor thing with your mother feeding you pate! I have eaten meat when I was over at friend’s houses when I was younger too. Sometimes it felt as though not telling the truth was easier.

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  14. Josefa @always Josefa
    May 13, 2014 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    My boys have never questioned it to be very honest. If anything PJ especially loves his meat. At the #bhb2014 conference a few weekends ago we only ate vegetarian and I thought I would be famished – boy was I wrong! Joost Bakker created some of the most delicious meals I have ever had – wish he could cook for me every day!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh you are soooooooooo lucky!!! I bet it was absolutely divine x

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  15. Kirsten McCulloch
    May 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

    My kids are also meat lovers. I have not had a particularly conversation about where meat comes from, but since we have our own chickens in the backyard, it has come up often. My middle child recently decided she wants to be vegetarian. Which would be great, except she doesn’t actually like any of the vegetarian meals I cook (and I cook quite a few, cause I also used to be vego). She does at least eat a fair number of veggies – just so long as they are all cooked separately! – but she doesn’t particularly like any of the non-meat sources of protein, except dairy of all sorts. So it’s a bit tricky. Also, she loves meat, so while it’s good in theory, in practice she doesn’t want to give it up! Maybe one day…

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, maybe πŸ™‚ Perhaps when she’s older she will become more used to the non meat sources of protein. It must be really interesting with the chickens in the back yard!

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  16. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    May 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Tricky Renee, but I think you may be found out sooner rather than later! I’m not a huge meat fan, I prefer fish, but John is a mega carnivore. I won’t be surprised if Bell eventually becomes vegetarian, and will support her choice if she does. x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

      It sounds like a good mix in your household, Lisa πŸ™‚ Lovely to hear you will support no matter what she decides to do x

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  17. Caitlin
    May 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great Mum you are! My kids all like meat except the eldest has never really been keen with most meats. I’m not sure what to do with that, I force him to eat meat no more than I force him to eat veggies, but mostly he eats his vegetables, so I don’t really insist that the meat gets eaten, but sometimes I worry that he needs so alternative protein.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Maybe start trying a few protein sources other than meat and see how he goes. He may just be going through a phase. It’s so hard to tell sometimes πŸ™‚

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  18. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    May 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I was also a vegetarian and a vegan for many years. I began eating beef again when I had my first baby as I felt terrible following her birth (blood transfusion). I am still eating beef but toy with the idea of returning to vegetarianism. I have not been able to venture back into other meats apart from fish. I give all of my kids all kinds of meat and they are freely able to make up their own minds.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Wow. Really interesting, Jody. If you return to vegetarianism make sure you let us know. I’d love to read about it.

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  19. Denise
    May 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Good on you Renee! It’s not easy cooking one meal let alone two every day. My little lad is only one but he already loves his meat. It will be a while before I tell him it comes from the same animals that are in his storybooks. If only they could stay little forever!!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I know what you mean, Denise. They are growing up way too quickly for my liking πŸ˜‰

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  20. Lisa @ Mummy's Undeserved Blessings
    May 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

    We have tried to explain where meat comes from a few times but the kids just laugh and think we are joking. That was until last Sunday when MIss 5 held up a chicken leg and said. Is this part of a chicken? I told her it was the leg and that part goes to the knee and foot. She quickly dropped it and moved as far away from the plate as possible. I think she has forgotten about it but I wouldn’t be surprised if she refuses meat in the future.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. Oh Lisa!! I can just imagine that happening. I think it’s hilarious your kids think you are joking!!

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  21. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    May 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm (3 years ago)

    See I think my middle boy is a vegetarian, he hates eating meat and if it has one speck of fat he won’t eat it!!! I’m not going to force him anymore like I used to, but he could do with fattening up and protein! I grew up on a farm and love red meat but that doesn’t mean my kids have to right?? Love your post and you x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Aww bless, Em. Thank you! The feeling is mutual. I sound just like your little boy. I hated anything with even the tiniest bit of fat on it or veins in the chicken. I am quite certain I drove my mum mad πŸ™‚ x

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  22. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side of Parenting
    May 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

    My 21 month old freaked me out the other day at dinner time. He pointed at a piece of schnitzel on his plate and said “Dat?” “That’s chicken,” I said. “Bok bok!” he said, his face lighting up. He went to get a picture book with a chicken in it, opened up and sat looking from it to his meal while he ate, making quiet clucking noises. I’m a big meat lover but it made me feel rather uneasy! I don’t often think about where our food REALLY comes from.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

      How cute! He’s a cluey one, isn’t he?! That’s good for you to know he’s not bothered by it.

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  23. Kylie Purtell
    May 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Funnily enough I could have written the parts about what you did to avoid eating meat as a kid, only I did the exact same things with vegetables. I would love to be a veggo, purely for the health benefits, but I just love my meat too much, I couldn’t do it.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol, Kylez. That’s hilarious.

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  24. SarahD @SnippetsandSpirits
    May 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness seriously I could have written this story word for word. Very funny my three year old is also starting to become wise to my different dinners. Well done on being able to cook. I cannot cook. I have to leave that to Daddy Kangaroo. I have been a veggie since I was 18 and may parents had the same fears as yours. So what do you cook I struggle it is the bane of my life. I am a vegie, Daddy Kanga does not eat fish, Mr 3 does not eat anything but meat and peanut butter sambos and Mr 1 eats everything ! Thanks for the giggle

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 14, 2014 at 6:17 am (3 years ago)

      Lol, Sarah! I’m glad you can relate. I had to laugh at Mr 3’s diet πŸ™‚ Thank goodness for Mr 1 πŸ™‚

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  25. Emma Fahy Davis
    May 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    My sister is a vegetarian and quite a strict one at that – I have to keep the packaging when I cook for her so she can double check that I used vege stock, non-animal rennet cheese etc. so my girls know all about vegetarianism. They’ve not actually ever asked where meat comes from, but hubby grew up on a farm and we occasionally got homekill beasts when we lived in NZ so I suspect they are aware.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 14, 2014 at 6:17 am (3 years ago)

      Your sister sounds the exact same as me. I drive my family about ‘cross contamination’ too πŸ™‚

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  26. The Thrifty Issue
    May 14, 2014 at 11:41 am (3 years ago)

    My daughters are horrified about where meat comes from, but conflicted because they think it’s so tasty. I rarely eat meat and we probably only have it once or twice a week. I was vegetarian as a teen and it drove my parents nuts. They viewed it as a hippie fad, or a ‘phase’. I was vegetarian for 4 years and never had issues with iron levels or anything else everyone likes to say will happen.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 14, 2014 at 8:39 pm (3 years ago)

      That’s right, if you do it right you will be fine! Everyone asked me if I would eat meat while I was pregnant to help my babies develop. Ahh no. I was just as healthy as anyone else πŸ™‚

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  27. Sonia from Sonia Styling
    May 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Little kids are persistent and perceptive, aren’t they? Good luck, Renee!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Sonia πŸ™‚ I’ll keep you all posted!

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  28. Rory
    May 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow that must be hard work cooking 2 meals every night.

    My girls are 100% anti vegetables.

    They don’t really rave about meat either. They just want lollies. Thanks to Easter and Grampa.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol! Nothing beats lollies, I guess πŸ™‚

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  29. Carolyn @ Champagne Cartel
    May 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I was vegan for four years in my 20s and veggo for longer as well. But now I eat everything. I can’t remember why it all snuck back into my life and sometimes I toy with the idea of going back but I like bacon too much.

    Kids take everything in their stride – and yours are lucky they will have the option. Mine are all meat and potatoes types so I don’t see that happening at our place.

    Love the idea of you wearing your little no meat badge – you know the joke: How can you tell if someone is vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you and tell you and tell you. πŸ˜‰

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol, Carolyn! Love it!

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  30. Bron
    May 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Perfect timing for me to read this post. I’ve also been vegetarian since I was a child. With the exception of my pregnancies (anaemia), when I chose to force myself.

    My kids haven’t asked yet but they do often poke meaty flesh in my face, telling me to eat it. My husband just laughs and waits to see how I wriggle out of accepting any dead animal.

    I once taught a little boy, 4, who, on sausage sizzle day, was offered a snag and responded “no fankyou. I don’t eat anyfing wiv a face”… He was vegan. And so cute.

    I’ll have to remember your post for what to do when my own kids clue in!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. How cute is that little boy?!!! It’s so gross when they try to get you to eat what’s on their plate isn’t it?! Gotta love em πŸ™‚

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  31. Tegan
    May 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    We’ve explained to Mr 4 where meat comes from because we live in the Beef Capital of Australia so it’s pretty hard to escape the signs of it everywhere. Mr 4 isn’t a huge fan of red meat but will eat chicken, especially if it’s in nugget form lol!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol OMG, Tegan. I’ll be sure not to move where you live!!

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  32. Sam Stone @ A Life on Venus
    May 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm (3 years ago)

    My daughter seems ok with where meat comes from. I was specific to say that there are farms to specifically cater for meat that we eat.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

      Good to hear she is okay with it, Sam. Sounds as though she was happy with that reasoning.

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  33. JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)
    May 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I think our Miss 13 will possibly be a vegetarian one day. She doesn’t enjoy eating meat and I’m sure she does your toilet trick every now and then! At the moment we are still encouraging her to eat it but should the day ever come where she declares she would rather not, that is okay. Although I have told her it means she will have to eat more zucchini, which I’m sure is the reason why she hasn’t said anything as of yet!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 16, 2014 at 11:04 am (3 years ago)

      Lol! Zucchini is one of the tastiest vegies πŸ™‚

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  34. Alexa
    May 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Very well thought out and written and a balanced way of treating the subject with children.

    How very person and child is so different….our two youngest grandsons have to have their vegetables served out first by their mothers else they’ll scoff the meat down and then struggle with the rest. They are pretty good at eating most things though…even a first taste of hommus , a funny face and then had to be stopped from eating too much πŸ™‚
    Alexa from Sydney
    Blogging at http://www.Alexa-asimplelife.com

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Alexa! That’s a great idea of dishing out the veggies first. I might have to try it. Thanks for dropping in!

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