View Full Version : How a chicken is cut
03-02-2008, 06:41 PM
Dear Moms and Dads,
One sunday noon, i was feeding my 3-year old son chicken and rice, my hubby joined us and was making idle chit-chat with my son, when he said "One of these days, i'll tell you how the chicken is cut.. " and he made some sounds mimicking it. I did not raise any point at that time, but i did find this very unsuitable for my 3-year old's imagination. Maybe i am being over-sensitive? Maybe this is a way that males bond with their young? Can parents please tell me if i should bring this topic up with my husband, or let it pass as another gender difference?
03-02-2008, 11:09 PM
Nope, I'm on your side. He's way too young to discuss this topic. If he'd shown interest in how a chicken gets from the farm to the table, maybe...but even then, it's not really age appropriate to discuss animal slaughter with a toddler! Unless he'd said, "Daddy, how does the farmer kill the chicken so that Mommy can cook it?" I wouldn't bring it up.
I'd mention it to my husband if he'd made the comment. Why turn the kid off from eating meat at this age? My six year old has refused ALL meats since she realized, at age 4, that someone had to kill an animal for her to eat it. She's always been an animal lover, and it undoes her when we eat meat at home.
06-19-2008, 08:57 PM
I applaud your daughter's ability to communicate her sensitivity to you and I would advise you to be willing to pursue vegetarian meals with her - don't force her to eat meat just because you think she "needs" to eat it. She will get plenty of protein, fat, and all the nutrients she needs if you follow a well-balanced meal plan - which you should do anyways! :) There are tons of cookbooks out there for vegetarians and lots of fake "meats" you can try made from the delicious and nutritious soybean.
06-21-2008, 02:13 AM
I donít think its something huge. I donít think what your husband said would take any impact on your child. Unless he started asking questions after your husband made that comment.
06-22-2008, 03:00 AM
lol that was soooo wrong of your hubby. When I was 5 my sister told me that ham came from a pig. I was horrified. Yes I knew where chicken and meat came from but Charlottes web wasn't about a lovable chicken. When she told me it was butt meat I stopped eating it. I didn't eat ham again till I was 10.
LOL what's really strange is that I grew up on Freddy Kruger, Jason, Night of the living dead, etc. Watching these movies from age 3-4 on. Still knowing ham used to be a pig just didn't sit right with me.
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