Sunday, September 6, 2009

Look what I bought


I bought the first official book for my "baby". We were at an indie bookstore that we love when I spotted this and I just had to have it. Yes, I am going to raise said baby vegetarian/vegan until he or she is old enough to decide for itself. This is a constant debate between C and I. I would never want to force my child to eat anything or to keep them from trying things, so between C and I, hopefully this child will get a balanced take on things. The reason I like this book is that it teaches that meat eaters and vegetarians alike can live together and still respect each others choices. It is a lesson I had to learn on my own since I was 13 and decided to become a vegetarian, and it is an important one that I hope to instill in my child. Plus, Herb the herbivore dragon is pretty cool if I do say so myself.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

I think that is great! But I couldn't help but laugh when I read this because kids are so funny, and I can just picture it... he/she will somehow want to get a taste of daddy's cheeseburger or steak!

Mary said...

What a great book! I think it is wonderful that you plan to bring up the baby vegan but also show her the other options. You may only have two years on that one though! Like Sandi said, once he knows Daddy is eating something different, he'll want to try it too!