We are trying really hard to hold off on giving Margot solid foods until she is officially 6 months old, but this kid is already a food lover.
Which all brings me to the following two controversial topics.
– We will be skipping cereals and purées and going straight for FOOD. Think we’re crazy? Think we are endangering our baby?? Check out this blog and if you still think we are doing The Wrong Thing… Thank you, we appreciate your concern and we will take what you have to say into consideration. Please refrain from coming to our house during mealtimes so as to avoid being horrified by our parenting decisions.
– We will be raising Margot as a vegan. (See vegan ice cream above) I have recently changed over from vegetarian to full-fledged vegan, Todd is still in transition, but we have decided to keep our home vegan. There are a lot of reasons for our decision and if you really want to know… I will tell you gladly.
For now, a few FAQs:
What about protein???
This topic has been answered exhaustively by experts and non-experts alike. Feel free to google. Short answer: plants have tons of protein.
Where will you get calcium???
The same place the cows get their calcium! Plants. Don’t believe me? Google, my friends.
What if Margot goes to a pizza party and eats pizza????
Well, then we will kick her out on the street, obviously!
No, seriously, then she will have eaten pizza and we will continue our lives.
What if she grows up and decides to eat meat??
There is going to be a point in Margot’s life when I am no longer able to make decisions for her. Not about what she eats or wears or who she marries or what time she comes home at night.
Our job is to give her the resources to make good decisions. We will tell her why we have chosen to be vegans and if she agrees with those sentiments, she will remain vegan. If she doesn’t, she won’t.
It is really that simple.
Any other questions or concerns? I’m happy to address them.
Think we are crazy/endangering our child? Thank you, we appreciate your concern and we will take what you have to say into consideration. Please refrain from coming to our house during mealtimes so as to avoid being horrified by our parenting decisions.