Cute things children say

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My children were brought up vegetarian from birth but when they were very young I didn’t make a fuss about gelatine in sweets that were given to them by other people.  However, one day when they were choosing some sweets at the corner shop after school, I decided to explain to them what gelatine was after they’d both chosen sweets containing it.  Emily, who was 7 years old then, immediately returned the sweets to the shelf and chose some without gelatine.

I turned to Eve, who was only 4, and asked her “Do you want to change yours or are you not old enough to understand?”

She looked thoughtfully at her sweets and then at me and said,

“I don’t think I’m old enough to understand.”

Thus she made the difficult decision to quit gelatine another day 😉

16 thoughts on “Cute things children say

  1. It is so important to show the path of compassion to little children. I chose this path, as well, to tread along our late little son. He left behind a message of respect and no harm to all. It is never too early to teach our children the peaceful way.

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  2. We did a similar thing with our children. Didn’t make a fuss when given by others but informed them when they were older so they could make their own choices.

    I am still surprised to find that for my own personal diet I have to check the ingredients carefully because gelatine still turns up in surprising places, like some yogurt.. Also lots of people still don’t get why veggies can’t eat gelatine 🙂

    Great post…
    Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone from Virgin Media

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