Monday, December 5, 2011

Going Vegetarian?


They used to call me "Karnivore" in college because I was obsessed with the Atkins diet and would frequently pull a Slim Jim out of my bright purple LL Bean back pack during class as a little snack. This is why it comes as a complete surprise to me that I recently thought of becoming a vegetarian - on humanitarian humanness grounds. Mostly, I've been wondering if Baby D makes the connection between the chickens we see on the farm and in the books and the nuggets I served him for dinner. How do you explain that to a child without leaving them thinking of adults as animalcidal maniacs?

I was on the farm with Big D and Little D when I started to feel sad that I eat animals. They are so furry and cute and I regularly eat them with a side of vegetables. I can't even argue that they'd eat me if I didn't eat them because most of the animals we saw - cows, lambs, goats, etc are herbivores themselves.

I may need to rethink this who meat thing. I wonder if they have Slim Jims for vegetarians?


  1. 2 Words, Curry Goat, No way you give that up

  2. LOL. Sounds like you know me!


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