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woman was trying to force dd to eat a hamwidge

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rosepettel Mon 13-May-13 05:54:12

yesterday i got told by dd that her mate mum was trying to force her to eat a hamwidge even thou we are veges.. dd got very upset and distressed.. im going to ring the woman and go nuts but what can i say..why would she do this she knows we are so angry at the min what would you do? woman was saying just eat it i wont tell youre mum but dd was saying no i dont want it and was crying i am so angry.. what will i do please help?

cory Tue 29-Oct-13 17:41:53

I would be fuming that she was trying to get the child to eat meat that has been out since May.

nicename Tue 29-Oct-13 17:11:05

I had a quornwidge and tomatowidge for lunch. It was yumwidge.

I remember this thread first time around, and it was very funny then.

Mojavewonderer Tue 29-Oct-13 17:08:18

I would be angry about the fact she was encouraging your child to lie!

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 29-Oct-13 16:36:10

I also missed that this thread is a million years old!

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 29-Oct-13 16:35:23

Just because my kid calls bananas 'nana-nanaa' doesn't mean I'm going to call it that. I'm 32!
Is everyone else out there calling a ham sandwich a hamwidge these days and I've missed the memo??
Sorry - I haven't read all the posts on this though - well over 500....
I do think its very unreasonable to try and get a vegetarian child to eat meat and also to make them feel uneasy on purpose. That is mean.

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 29-Oct-13 16:19:07

I'm just loving that there are people giving fresh advice on this thread now!


justmuddlingalongsomehow Tue 29-Oct-13 16:15:59

Ah yes I did Baroness - I told her that her comment was vile!! That's it!

BaronessBomburst Tue 29-Oct-13 16:08:32

Did you quote LordPalmerston? That did deserve deleting and then they'd have to delete you too.

SugarHut Tue 29-Oct-13 16:07:24

I'm trying (and failing) to understand how someone couldn't see ham as meat.

I have no idea why this sentence has literally made me spit my tea on my keyboard and roar with laughter, but it has! grin

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 29-Oct-13 14:06:34

I dunno justmuddling, what did you say?
Why was this thread brought back just so they could make a sarky remark?
Most odd.

justmuddlingalongsomehow Tue 29-Oct-13 14:03:24

Why was I deleted?!?!

festered Tue 29-Oct-13 13:18:21

I wouldn't go nuts, it reinforces the belief that vegetarians are militant and crazy (which she may or may not already have)!

I would call her and have a chat about something else, say 'Thanks for having DD last night was everything okay?She was a bit upset when she got back?'
See what she says. If she doesn't mention the incident say 'She said you tried to make her eat meat, is that true, did you forget she was a vegetarian, perhaps that's why she was upset?'

IBelieveInAngles Tue 29-Oct-13 13:07:55


everlong Tue 29-Oct-13 12:58:32

Strange you would dredge this up cats hmm

Finola1step Tue 29-Oct-13 12:06:46

Zombie on the loose!

Bowlersarm Tue 29-Oct-13 12:05:24

I liked this thread the first time round.

Once is enough though.

SoleSorceress Tue 29-Oct-13 12:02:48

I would ask the other Mom what actually occurred. Ask her why launch into a tirade of abuse. Your Daughter might be exaggerrating.i

Troubledtimes Tue 29-Oct-13 11:40:47

Thank you thank you Thank you for reviving this thread. I'm in my sickbed and been snorting with laughter (smil) thenx

BaronessBomburst Tue 29-Oct-13 10:30:52

I smelt a rat zombie when I saw that TSC had posted!

Glittertwins Tue 29-Oct-13 10:22:32

oh the irony of being told to get a life by someone trawling zombie threads grin

Spirulina Tue 29-Oct-13 09:05:30

We need alerts to zombie threads! I have just read the whole thing and then realised....

weneedtotalkaboutkettles Tue 29-Oct-13 08:22:07

I've never understood the "let them make their own decisions" brigade. If you feel that something is wrong for health or for ethical reasons, wrong enough that you don't indulge in it yourself, then you don't let your child have it.

And I KNOW it is a zombie thread, but it's a point of view I have never understood.

justmuddlingalongsomehow Tue 29-Oct-13 08:09:42

Message withdrawn

justmuddlingalongsomehow Tue 29-Oct-13 08:07:04

Tbh it's the "we won't tell Mummy" thing that worries me most - coercing and trying to force a 4 year old to do something and then collude in trying to keep it a secret is very disturbing to me.

Call or email when you are calm and then steer clear. I can't imagine your dd being very happy to go back there anyway.

Retroformica Tue 29-Oct-13 07:51:22

The other thing to consider is that your child will be offered meat products throughout her life (this was just the first time!) and if she wants to be a veggie she will decide to say no to the meat offering. Are you going to have a huge paddy every time she is offered meat?

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