What started out as a trial Vegetarian Month, has led to a “as best we can” Vegan Lifestyle. (we aren’t too nit~picky about most breads & cookies (eggs), although we are also as Gluten Free as we can possibly be, which helps keep us off those items 90% of the time anyways & have been dairy free for a much longer time)……
So you’re Vegan (or as best as you can be without going completely nuts like us). What do you do when you get the ‘look’? You know the one, where at any moment people tell you how sick you are going to make yourself (or Heaven to Betsy your children!!). What do you say when people come at you telling you that Meat is Healthy, that it’s just a FAD, wondering how you can live off of Salads & Carrot sticks? For crying out loud WHERE’S YOUR PROTEIN???
What do I do, I start by smiling. 🙂 Then I just change the subject. No explanation, no getting angry, frustrated, mean, defensive. Nope, none of that. It throws them off, in fact, I’m sure they think that they’ve made me think about this decision, maybe changed my mind? 🙂
I’m healthy, my kids are healthy. We know it & really, that’s all that matters. When people come over to our house we do not serve any animals, no~way & no~how. When we go out with friends we don’t make an issue if they order animals (& most are polite enough not to make a big deal about it either).
I’ve had ‘discussions’ with people about meat, but it always ends up more frustrating than productive. I’ve actually had someone tell me that it’s ok to eat Kangaroo’s because they are pests… Hmmm, did I argue? Nope, I shook my head in disbelief & wondered quietly how the h*ll they could come up with that sh*t (pardon my french). But I didn’t go further with them about it. It’s not worth it. If someone is so determined to steal my energy & try to convince me that I need to eat an animal to survive, they can just have it. I’ll gladly smile & give them all my love.
Hmm, how does that suit ya? Go ahead, tell me that Pigs are different from Dogs. Kangaroos are different from Elephants. Tigers are different from Cows, & Chickens are different from kittens. There isn’t a difference to me. If you can wake up & not feel sad for the poor little chicken you are scrambling then talk baby talk to your dog, well, that’s just you. I’m in no means telling you that you need to become Vegan. Of course I think everyone should~ but it’s everyone’s own personal choice. Just as it is ours to be Vegan.
Here is a short Video made by my 7 & 8 year old. There was no prompting here. It’s all in their own words. There are 2 parts because after they saw what they had said they thought of a few more things they felt was important to share. I’m proud of them, & hope that maybe it makes you think. Just think.
If you must know where we get our Protein. Please see my Top Ten Vegan Proteins page here. 🙂
What are your pet~peeves about being Vegan? Anything really get on your verves? How do you deal with it?
Thanks for listening!