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An ever changing Family...

Yes, it's been a while (again) since I last wrote.  With our house being on the market and 5 little one running a muck around the house, trying to keep them entertained during the summer for me, is truly a pain in the butt!  So I apologize because my lack of posting!

On a great note, I have to announce that I have 2 more vegetarians in my houshold!  The story is because of the kids accidentally falling apon an aminal cruelty video I was watching (and because our house is busting at the seams, I don't have much privacy as of late.)  But the video stopped 3 of them in their tracks and they pretty much watched the whole thing.  By the time we got to the fish, the 3 boys were crying hating the mean people who were hurting the chicks, cows and pigs.  My 6 year old who LOVES to thank the cows at our farm for the milk we get~really was traumatized by the scenes of cows getting their throates slashed~and even some falling to the ground in convulsions screaming from pain.  I mean that was enough for me to push forward with Veaganism.  

So after that video, the boys are crying and Brayden age 8 said, That's it!  I'm not supporting those mean people anymore.  I'm done eating meat.......he still has not eaten meat and it's been about 2 weeks now.  JJ is 6 and he has decided that he can not eat Cows, Chickens, Chicks, and pigs.  But he loves his talapia fillets so much that he can't give them up.  I told him it's okay and that at least if he had to pick a meat to eat, it was the better one of them all.....he is still not eating "meat" which surprises me because he's 6 and I thought he'd fall off the wagon by now.  But he's holding strong and doing what he believes in.  He still needs guidence as they all do, but he needs it a bit more than others.  LOL!  D Said August 1st he is going to be vegetarian because he needs to get the last bit of meat eating out of his system.  I told him it's better to just do it now, but I'm not going to force the issue.  I just told him to let me know when he's done eating meat.

I guess all it took was a video to watch, so the kids could see the lack of compassion of those who work in animal slaughterhouses.  Unfortunately they had to see it~as my friend put it, but, I guess this just validates that once my children actually saw for themselves WHY mommy wanted them to become vegetarian, then they wanted to do it by themselves.  Now eating in my house is getting crazier and crazier then it was before.  I'm thinking that since the 4 year old and 3 year old still don't really have an opinion~maybe just changing their diet now and when they are older they'll never know what they were missing.  It's amazing how 1 video can change the lives of others.

*This picture represents my 2 new vegetarians, and my future vegetarians.  (The hunk is undecided.)

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  1. Veganara
    It's great to hear that 3 of your kids have now given up meat, I hope they can stick at it! And maybe your husband will eventually as well! It's definitely not easy being the only vegan in your family, I know that myself. It sounds like you are doing a great job of converting yours though! As you say though, you need to give it time and not force it. I have vegan friend whose husband went vegetarian (and he is now nearly vegan) after 15 years of marriage! So it took a long time, but he got there in the end! Just one question: what is talapia? PS I tried to vote, but I have run out for now, so I will come back later and do it.
    1. pentamom
      Thank You! I am happy that all it took was a video and now they aren't rebelling against my decision for them to be vegetarian! LOL!! You have no idea what it's like to have 5 kids screaming and crying at the table every night because they have to eat veggies! LOL!!! I meant Tilapia (it's a type of fish) I must have spelt it wrong, or my Mac might have auto corrected it.
  2. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Fun to hear about your evolving family again! I like to hear that your kids are starting to understand your passion. Voted:) Check out my recipe for fresh tomato salsa and vote if you like.
    1. pentamom
      Thank You! I just got caught up with life. LOL! Here it's like a storm...right before it's nice and calm, maybe a little windy..then all of a sudden....BAM! You get hit with a lot of crap! LOL!! Then it's calm and windy again...LOL! I love Salsa, so I will check it out! :-)
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #5. My guess is that it is very difficult to keep the house "show perfect" for possible buyers with five little ones! Sorry that they saw something so upsetting. As Moms we want to protect our children, but sometimes it is near impossible to protect them from everything.


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