Monday, April 13, 2009

I Wan Fwen Fwies



When D3 was born I insisted that I was going to raise her as a vegetarian. For the first few months no one gave me much trouble, except in theory. I suppose it is possible that the lack of conflict was due to the fact that her life was sustained by milk alone for those first few months.

However, as she grew, we naturally starting adding solids to her diet. And the pressure from my family to let her decide whether or not to be a vegetarian for herself increased. I argued that I could raise her to smoke cigarettes too and when she is older, let her decide for herself if she wanted to be a smoker or not. That logic, to me seemed perfectly sane, and yet the reasoning escaped DH and my childrens' thought processes entirely.

When D3 was 1 year-old, DH "accidentally" fed her a chicken nugget. When I found out I was furious. However, with increased pressure, I soon relented and let them feed her animal flesh. Her diet has increasingly deteriorated from there.

However, I had not realized to what degree the deterioration had occurred until I went to fill a prescription at Rite Aid via the drive through. Or at least I attempted to fill the prescription.

D3 was settled comfrotably in the back seat of the car, when we pull up in the covered drive-thru lane. I believe it was the shade for the overhead cover that first alerted her to something a little abnormal in our errand running afternoon. Then she heard me roll down the window as the outside traffic noise became more apparant.

"I wan fwen fwies!" she yelled.

"Hello?" the paharmiscist asked.

"I wan fwen fwies!" she repeated.

"Hi," I began, "I'd like-"

"I wan fwen fwies!!"

"Sorry. I'm needing to-"

"I wan fwen fwies!!!"

"I came from the doctor's office and I have a -"

"Fwen fwies!!!!" "I wan fwen fwies!!!!"

"Um..." I briefly contemplated my limited options.

"I WAN FWEN FWIES!"

"You know what? I'll come back, in a few minutes-"

"FWEN FWIES! I WAN FWEN FWIES!!!!" She continued. All the way to McDonald's.

21 comments:

  1. If at first you don't succeed, fwy, fwy again!

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  2. I love it. the kids will tell us what we need to know, sooner or later :) Congrats on POTD!

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  3. So fwunny!Its so hard to get kids eat right when they are constantly bombarded with unhealthy choices!

    congrats for being POTD!

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  4. LOL! Great post! Congrats on your POTD award!!

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  5. Adorable!!! I love kids' stories...

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  6. LOL! This is terrific!!!! And I truly sympathize!!! I am vegan, too. But it is difficult to remain pure under such pressure :-) Congrats on POTD!

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  7. I sympathize, totally - with her! I want some fwen fwies, too!

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  9. I'm thinking that you should wait until she's adult to see if she wants to eat any food. Don't force her. You wouldn't want to get her in any bad habits.

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  10. Hmmm! It's lunch time now. I had prepared a nice salad with diet dressing. Now I am craving some fwies. Thanks D3. Off I go to Micky D's.

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  11. Next time, tell her to order chocolate.

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  12. too funny. what is it about toddler's voices that they can drown out everything else? sorry that your plan to keep her animal-flesh free has not worked out.

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  13. HI, I dropped in from Authorblog and had to finish the story. I was delighted all the way.

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  14. HAHA. Very funny, can't wait to see whats next.

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  16. Aparantly freedom of speech only applies to the carinivorous, bloody-flesh tearing, european hating anonymous's. Oh, and I think they were called Nazis not Germans. Get your facts straight and no one is making you read this. Good Day to you too!

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  17. Wow, that guy must be so passionate about his meat as to take personal jabs at someone for it. Is this really what this guy spends his time doing? Looking at random blogs and trying to create hatred out of something so pathetic? That's just embarrassing. What a sad life to lead.

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  18. This is why I screen the incoming comments on my blog. I don't wish to subject myself or my readers (all two of them or so) to excess idiocy/negativity. There's plenty of that in real life...

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  19. Paul,

    What? And miss all this excitement? No way. I love the candid and raw responses. Though I do apologize for subjecting my readers to the f-word. Sorry, everyone.

    Debbie

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