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    I have taught my children right from the begining where meat comes from. If we are eating meat with a meal the girls will now ask me what kind of animal it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post

    Apparently T was the one to do the Big Reveal to his pre-K class that meat is made of animals (or is it that animals are made of meat?) They were talking about where food comes from, and all of the kids knew that milk comes from cows. Then he piped up that steak also comes from cows, and that they kill the cows to get the steak. Apparently this horrified a room full of 4 year olds.
    Kaiya just learned that too. We went to the museum and in the first nations section there was a hunting display. This cause all sorts of questions (why is that mammoth bleeding?) and a long explanation on hunting, killing animals and eating them. Then we went and had pork chops (she knew it was pig) for dinner and she had no issues eating. I guess she is an omnivore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I have taught my children right from the begining where meat comes from. If we are eating meat with a meal the girls will now ask me what kind of animal it is.
    Yeah but that specific fascination won't last forever. I still maintain that most people don't make an effort to picture the dead animal they are eating at the dinner table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Yeah but that specific fascination won't last forever. I still maintain that most people don't make an effort to picture the dead animal they are eating at the dinner table.
    Oh I agree with you. I just do not want it to come as a shock to my girls where meat comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I have taught my children right from the begining where meat comes from. If we are eating meat with a meal the girls will now ask me what kind of animal it is.
    Well, we told T too, despite the fact that I like to pretend meat grows on trees. That's how he knew. But like Kim said, knowing something intellectually is somehow different than picturing the reality.
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    As long as the kids don't feel uncomfortable and they're not being forced, then I don't see it as a big deal.

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    I wouldn't be very comfortable, but I think that gratefulness is a very important trait, when you attribute it to the source. Thanks to mom & dad for earning the money to buy the food, the babysitter for preparing the food, etc. I would be totally okay with.

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    It is definitely presumptuous. If you aren't bothered by the idea of saying grace I wouldn't mention it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    It is definitely presumptuous. If you aren't bothered by the idea of saying grace I wouldn't mention it.
    I am bothered by it, but I'm not sure the kids are....hence my confusion.
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    Sorry, I must have misread. I thought it was more bothered by the fact she did it without asking you.

    So, I change my response. I would approach her and explain that you don't appreciate that she took to having them saying grace without asking first. That since the kids are okay with it they can do it for as long as they want to but that if they become uncomfortable you have told them they don't have to say it. Going forward, anything that involves religion and the kids could she please ask you and dh first.
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