This isnt an issue yet, but I would like to hear the opinions and experiences of others.
Im vegetarian. I have been since I was 5 and put two and two together about what I was eating. My non-vegetarian family were amazing and never forced me to eat meat. My reasons are a little different to most. Meat just grosses me out. The idea of consuming dead flesh, i find repulsive. Yet my DH eats meat which I am happy to prepare and watch him eat. Its just the idea of putting it into my body.
I do believe that a healthy diet can include meat and have introduced my son (10m) to most red meats, chicken and fish. He loves them Although the reason for my diet isnt really ethical (more of a phobia) I still buy free range and ethically farmed products
Now my question is, what happens when he realises I eat differently? Do I be honest "Well, you know how cows go moo? Well thats what you are eating, dead, cooked cow. Mummy thinks its gross and cant eat it".
Has anyone had this, or something similar happen? How old will he be before he starts asking questions?