Archive | April, 2011

Youngest Militant Vegan in LBC Still Going Strong …

23 Apr

So – Blake won’t eat meat. Like – at all. Ever. And by meat, I mean anything related to animals … eggs … cheese … the whole gamut. In more than 2.5 years, I’ve never once seen him eat meat of any kind. And it’s starting to make me worried.

For awhile, I thought it was normal. Lots of kids don’t eat meat until they’re older anyway, right? It’s harder to digest and all that. But now that he’s on the other side of 2.5 I’m a little concerned he’s really never going to be willing to try it, let alone eat it for real. In fact, when I do try to feed him meat, he literally throws it violently across the room. It doesn’t matter if it’s dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets, scrambled eggs, or macaroni and cheese. What kid doesn’t like dinosaur-shaped chicken? I mean, come on!

Last night, I tried to mix up little pieces of ground beef in his spaghetti, and I still didn’t fool him. The moment it hit his tongue he painstakingly disected the entire forkful to determine what was spaghetti (OK to eat) and what was meat (OK to toss on the floor). It’s making me tired.

Is it possible that the kid really knows he doesn’t want to eat animal products at this young age? If he hadn’t been breast-fed I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even drink milk. As a mom, what should I do? Worry? Cry? Accept him for the politically active toddler he is? If he were willing to at least eat eggs and cheese I wouldn’t be so concerned … but outside of protein bars, the kid seems dead set on not allowing protein into his diet.

Signed,
Concerned mother of a militant vegan toddler
(CMOAMVT)

“I know my day will come …”

8 Apr

Finally – last night we had a chance to see punk rock icons the Descendents live at Long Beach Arena for a rare reunion performance. The show rocked, but we were also equally psyched to find that we weren’t the only old folks who made it out to support them. :) (I had envisioned a crowd of 12-year-olds running around …) Posting a link to one of the earlier songs in their set. *LOVE*

Nesting … nesting … 1-2-3

7 Apr

I must be getting antsy for Rhett to come, as I had a huge urge yesterday to make some charms celebrating him and his brother Blake. Metal stamping isn’t one of my top skills – I actually find it super difficult to line the letters up accurately. But – I’m happy with how these turned out. Perfect necklace for an anxious mama.