I was SO proud of our girls tonight! We were invited out for a fish dinner tonight by family (Last Friday of Lent). I am familiar with the restaurant we were going to and knew that there would be things that the girls and I could have so we happily agreed. I had an Avacado Pecan salad. Yummy! This salad is normally served with bleu cheese and chicken but they were happy to make mine without these and provide a non-cream-based dressing on the side. Our girls were perfectly content with their french fries and some of the veggies and nuts from my plate. When time for dessert came I was worried what their reaction might be to everyone around them eating ice cream and them having nothing. Especially since they are only 2 and 3 years old. Well, while everyone was eating ice cream they calmly told us several times that they wanted dessert but were content to accept our answer that they would get something special once they got home. They patiently sipped their pink lemonade while they waited for everyone else to finish. Needless to say, as soon as we got home they both ran to their highchairs and were soon sticky as they enjoyed their vegan bread pudding and non-dairy ice cream sandwiches. Another triumph on the road to health!! :)
Awesome!!!! I have two vegan girls who are now 4 1/2 and 6 next month. They have been vegan since they were toddlers. Or maybe before that I can't remember. They have had their cheats but most of the time they don't. And it usually isn't because of me.
Good for you!! One thing I always did for mine was bring special treats. Even when we go to Birthday parties, I'll make him Vegan cupcakes before we go. I have this cute little cupcake holder that fits in my purse, and I just pull it out when its cake time at the party.
But I've also done the ol' "you'll have something extra special when we get home" thing many times. That is sooo great that you had a good experience!
I can't believe it! We had an Easter egg hunt at an Aunt's house tonight. They hide plastic eggs filled with chocolate candy for all of the kids (we are the only vegans). The girls had a great time hunting for eggs. When they were done they handed their baskets to their daddy and watched him put the candy in a bag never once asking to have any!! I was so proud :)
I made vegan cookies for the party so that the girls and I would have something for dessert. Everyone enjoyed trying them and the girls were perfectly happy with only those. I am still in shock :)
Best still- their dad (who is supportive but not interested in the diet for himself) made their plates for dinner and picked just the right things. I didn't have to correct him for picking anything that they couldn't have. I have to say- it has made SUCH a huge difference knowing that he supports my decision even if he may not totally agreee with it.
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