So he woke up on Friday and was very excited about his "meat free" day.
But somehow, I'm not quite sure he gets the idea....
Me: "Josh, what do you want for breakfast? Cereal? Toast? Eggs?"
Josh: "How about bacon? Is that vegetarian?"
He settled for Fruit Loops and Fresh fruit salad.
About 10:00 he comes to me...
"Mom, can I have a turkey and pickle sandwich?"
Me: "Josh, that's not vegetarian, remember?"
Josh: "OOOHHHH! I only wanted to be vegetarian at breakfast, lunch and dinner... Not at snack time!"
In the end he settled for some pickles and some cheese.
He did have tuna at lunch time, and while I know that's not strictly vegetarian, there are a lot of vegetarians that eat fish so we let that slide. Sam did much better with a grilled cheese sandwich.
And then at dinner the boys had bean and cheese burritos. Josh told me he liked them better with meat.
So, I don't quite think he's ready to give up eating meat, but he did give it a good go.
At the end of the day we were talking about his vegetarian day. I asked him how he liked it.
Josh: "Mom, Vegetarians sure do get to eat good food!"
Me: "Yes, well, you don't have to be a vegetarian to eat vegetarian foods. If you want, we can do it once a week."
Josh: "Yeah, I think I could do it once a week..... Can I do it on the nights you have turkey for dinner?"
Um, no. But he gets points for trying.