Last week my husband asked me to turn the entire family vegan (a concept that filled me with both excitement and dread), but I am very relieved to announce that this week he has asked to be turned back! I know I shouldn’t feel so much relief, but try to imagine what it has been like for me.
For the last 7 days I have racked my brain and scoured my cookbooks to come up with recipes that my family would enjoy. I spent HOURS in the kitchen preparing them wholesome, nutritious dinners. However, each time I presented them my “offerings of love”, they met me with scowls, frowns, wrinkled noses, tears, and yes (on more than one occasion), even vomit!
I can’t adequately describe how demoralizing it has been. So, when my husband (very warily) asked if I could remove them from the vegan obligation, I was OVERJOYED! I know it is wrong of me to be glad to feed them less than nutritious meals, but dang it…I just want to see smiles again! I am so tired of my 4-year-old asking me “Mommy, do I like this?”