A mother has confessed that she cheated on her daughter’s vegan friend with foods packaged with animal products without her parents’ permission during sleepovers.
Natalie’s 12-year-old daughter has a partner who follows a very strict vegan diet that her family never gives up, under any circumstances.
But not when she comes to Natalie’s house, especially when it comes to sleepovers.
“His parents are good people, if a bit neurotic. ‘M’ is a bright young woman and she’s a good friend to my daughter, but I noticed how smaller and paler she is compared to my daughter … I think it’s probably related to her family’s diet, ”Natalie says on Reddit .
“So when she finishes, I always cook them a great meal with a lot of meat. Last weekend, I made some cheeseburgers and a steak for them on the grill with a big glass of milk. “
The young guest responds to the offer of food, which she is not normally allowed to eat, as if all her Christmases had come at once.
“AM absolutely loves it and always asks more politely (which I am happy to give). As sandwiches I give them some of my venison jerky. For breakfast, I usually make a large plate of scrambled eggs and bacon again with a large glass of milk. “
Mom confesses to feeding meat feasts
Natalie believes that when the girl is sent home, she even looks healthier than when she arrived.
“Despite his size M, he always devours everything I do. And I have to say that every time it goes away, it looks like it has a healthy glow. “
Although Natalie knows that what she is doing is not right, she believes that the girl needs meat, dairy and eggs in her diet.
“I know I probably shouldn’t be doing this, but I think M is a bit malnourished (nothing against vegans or anything like that). You know you will be in big trouble if you tell your parents. (I think he lies a bit to his parents about what he eats) “.
He then asks the Reddit community, “AITA for allowing my daughter’s vegan friend to eat meat?”
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To which, of the 1,300 comments, the majority responded with a definite “yes” and many agreed that it is not their place to say what a girl, who is not hers, can and cannot eat.
“’I think M is a little undernourished’ is where I consider you an idiot. You are absolutely judging his family and his family’s diet, and you are doing it for some wrong form of activism. You think you are the hero who saves her from some injustice, ”one firmly affirmed.
One pointed out that the girl could be on a vegan diet for dietary reasons.
“I asked a relative to put her on an elimination diet when she was sick and she found that not eating meat made her feel so much better. It wasn’t a moral choice to go vegan, it was because it made her body feel better. And I guess when that kid goes home with lots of milk and a lot less meat, when his systems don’t get used to it, he’s going to feel pain later. “
Another suggested that the girl was old enough to make a decision about what to eat.
“My only thought is that at 12 years old, her friend is certainly old enough to decide whether or not she wants to be vegan. I suspect that his choice not to be one would not be welcomed at home, so he slipped away. “
While one argued that feeding the girl meat and dairy for such a short period was not going to change her appearance.
“Plus, you’re not going to make enough of a difference in where you can see a healthy glow that wasn’t there before after a sleepover. If there really is a sparkle, it’s probably just because she’s happy after having an amazing time with her friend. “
This article originally appeared on Kidspot and was reproduced with permission