After discussion about having chicken wontons for lunch, my four year old Tiriel became very quiet and contemplative.
After some minutes he solemly declared: “Mama, I do not want to eat animals because they would get hurt. ”
Me (totally caught off guard): “You mean you want to be a vegetarian?”
Tiriel (with intense conviction written all over his adorable little face): “Yes. A vegetarian. I do not want to murder any animal.”
>>> I marvel at the moral consciousness that children display at the earliest of ages, and am utterly gratified by this display of compassion and sentience. I’m personally a meat lover but I fully support his decision.
Now off to find some vegetarian kid-friendly recipes….Suggestions anyone?