Tuesday, September 7, 2010
"I know. I don't want to eat them any more."
"No more meat, Mom!"
"Ok, but that means giving up sushi."
After a moment... "Ok, maybe not fish!"
"Well," I replied to her supportively, "if you're serious, I'll do it with you!"
Pescetarians! This didn't just come out of the blue. Lauryn has always been a very "conscious" person. Sensitive to animals and people's feelings (except her brother's of course!), very kind and considerate when it comes to other people. She's a very sweet girl. All of her clothing designs (website coming soon!) are accented with the peace sign. So, really, in my mind, it was just a matter of time until we got here.
And here's the thing... I've gone (red) meatless for years with no problem. Unlike my husband, I don't "love" steak and probably wouldn't order one in a restaurant unless it was that restaurant's specialty (such as Arthur's Tavern in Hoboken or The Steakhouse at Circus Circus in Las Vegas.) It's something I can easily live without. Chicken will be a bit harder to give up but, honestly, we both love tofu and all kinds of seafood so I think we'll be all right! And, it's much healthier in the long run!