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?”

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2 responses »

  1. Becky says:

    I think you’re on the right track. Will be better to ease them into it anyway. Over time they’ll develop a taste for some of the new things you’re preparing if you ask them to atleast sample them, and you’ll gain more confidence as you find those recipes that are a hit with the majority. At our house, I agreed to cook meat for the guys only twice per week. Taco night went over great, as did flavored rice with mushrooms and sweet potatoes, but every Asian inspired dinner has completely bombed. What can I say? You win some and you lose some, and you’ll never know if you don’t try! Stay strong! You don’t need to win every battle to win the war. 🙂

  2. Merissa says:

    Well, good for them for trying! Hope them going back to their regular way of eating makes life easier for you.

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