Magoo’s decided she’s not eating meat
She likes most meat
Particularly hotdogs or bacon
About 2 weeks ago she asked me how (McDonald’s) chicken nuggets were made, so I told her. The truth.
It’s pretty gross, and I’m sure many makers of chicken nuggets use equally rank methods to make theirs too
Magoo hasn’t eaten steak since she found out it comes from cows, and now, since the chicken nuggets conversation, has completely banned all meat from her plate
I explained that humans wouldn’t BE here if they didn’t eat meat. It’s how cavemen survived, circle of life
and all that shit
Just because SHE didn’t want to eat it, doesn’t mean
we’re not going to have a roast tonight other people can’t eat it
Saying she’s sensitive about animals and how they’re treated, is like saying the world *might* be overreacting a TAD about MIA’s middle finger
We don’t even say the words, ‘chicken nugget’ in case she bursts into tears
Show her a movie with people getting hit, beaten or blown up – she barely flinches
Show her a movie where people are remotely mean to an animal? She will lose her shit.
And if we somehow end up watching a movie that I didn’t vet well enough, and an animal DIES in it? Consider her in our bed for the rest of the week. With nightmares.
She will tell you that she loves Fluffy more than anything – her Mum, Dad and sister will never come before the dog
She said she’d like to grow a vegetable garden, but wasn’t sure how to grow eggs. I told her she’d need chickens for that.
She said, Fluffy might chase the chickens
I said he’d do worse than chase them. She cried.
Circle of life, I said
Some days I suck at this parenting
She said she wants to be President and ban everyone from eating meat or hurting animals
I told her that would make millions of people unemployed
She said they could get a job in a pet shelter
I’m going to open my OWN pet shelter when I’m old enough. And ALL the animals can come and live with me. I’ll have dogs, horses, hamsters, cats….everything!
I’m like, what about when I’m old and want to come and live with you? I
fucking hate cats.
Oh well Mama, circle of life.