For those of you new here (or just haven't caught on yet) I have 3 kids. 2 girls aged 7 and 4.5 and a little boy who is almost 3 (I can't talk about that right now, I might literally start weeping). Anyhow, my 4 year old doesn't eat much meat. Its not that she is all about animal rights or anything like that, she has just never been very fond of it. When she was a baby she would spit out those #3 baby foods that had meat in them. She might take a bite of two of a chicken nugget, but thats all. When she eats a cheese burger she strips off the bread, scraps the cheese off and eats it, eats just a little of the bread and MAYBE she will take a bite or two of the burger. She prefers vegetables and fruits.
Two weekends ago I told my neighbor, "You know, it won't surprise me one bit if at age 13 or so A comes to us and announces shes a vegetarian. She just doesn't really eat meat."
Last Wednesday I was in the kitchen rinsing dishes when A walks in. Here's how the conversation went.
A: Mom, I'm a vegetarian.
Me: (Thinking,"Huh, I thought I'd hear this at 13, 10 at the earliest but not 4.5.") What do you mean you're a vegetarian?
A: You know Mom, I'm a doctor that takes care of animals!
Me : (noticing little man on all fours beside her panting) No, baby, that's a Veterinarian. (laughing)
A: (hands on hips) That's what I said, stop laughing!
Then she proceeds to tell me how little man (whose doggy name is "Spot") had a hurt paw and she put medicine on it and bandaged it.
We're all just glad she knows her taste buds, I mean her mind, yeah, her mind.