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Eating a sausage at toddler class?!

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Girl33 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:43:58

I took my son today to a mum and toddler yoga class. All the kids were playing and snacking so my son got peckish. He chose a sausage from his lunchbox and the teacher informed me that meat wasn't allowed in the studio. I was so upset and I couldn't just take it off my son so we left.
Now im home I just feel really shocked and angry. I'm vegetarian but my son isn't, he's only little. Don't really want to go back there now.
Who had ever heard of this before???

Jaderuby Wed 24-Jun-15 14:45:05

You should have said it's tofu.

SusiePaloozie Wed 24-Jun-15 14:46:48

I have never heard of this but it doesn't seem a good idea to have snacks in a yoga studio at all! Meat or not. How long is the class that they need snack time?

MistletoeBUTNOwine Wed 24-Jun-15 14:48:51

I think it's fair enough and that you over reacted massively!

Aermingers Wed 24-Jun-15 14:50:28

I think potentially it is a religious requirement, it has roots in Buddhism and Hinduism, and if she or other people practice it there with a religious elements there then YABU. It would be a bit like whipping out a salami in a mosque. But perhaps she should have dealt with it more sensitively.

CrystalHaze Wed 24-Jun-15 14:51:15

*I was so upset and I couldn't just take it off my son so we left.
Now im home I just feel really shocked and angry.*


TwinkieTwinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 14:52:04

Why were you so upset? confused

haveabreakhaveakitkat Wed 24-Jun-15 14:53:15

If it's such a big deal, you should have been made aware when you signed up. She could have dealt with better, maybe asked that you take it outside the room and not bring meat next time.

Snozberry Wed 24-Jun-15 14:54:28

If it's a regular occurence to snack there then they should have made it clear that only vegetarian food was allowed before you rocked up with your sausage. YABU to be upset though, it's a bit weird to enforce what other people eat but their space their rules.

RattleAndRoll Wed 24-Jun-15 14:55:08

If all the children were eating then eating was allowed, I assume. Bit odd to be told your son couldn't eat something. Peanuts I would understand incase there was someone with an allergy. But your son eating a sausage surely doesn't effect anyone else there?

Number3cometome Wed 24-Jun-15 14:57:15


Floggingmolly Wed 24-Jun-15 14:57:29

If your son can't make it through an activity without a snack; don't bring him. I've never known a toddler class take a meal break confused
You being vegetarian is irrelevant really; there was no need for sausages of any description during a yoga class (I very much doubt "all the other children were playing and snacking" in the middle of the class)

CaptainSwan Wed 24-Jun-15 14:57:47

Their rules are weird but you could have taken it off him and/or given him something else to eat. You certainly shouldn't need to feel 'shocked and angry'.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 24-Jun-15 15:01:28

Honestly it's no biggie. They weren't criticising you, they were criticising the sausage. Many, many Yogis are vegetarian so I can't say I'm surprised.

Niloufes Wed 24-Jun-15 15:03:07

You over reacted by leaving to be honest. Just say ok, no sausage next time and let your son finish the one he had.

Lindy2 Wed 24-Jun-15 15:04:04

How long does it take him to eat a sausage? Could you not have stepped outside of the studio for a minute if you didn't want to take it off him? You could have then rejoined the class straight away afterwards. No fuss, drama or bad feelings. I'm surprised they allow any snacks in a yoga studio to be honest and a sausage is little bit of an odd snack choice in my opinion. That's more picnic food.

TwinkieTwinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 15:05:36

Also, why leave? Why not just get him to pick something out his lunchbox?

Denimwithdenim00 Wed 24-Jun-15 15:06:34

Just go to the park! Let him run wild. Why the fuck would you take him to yoga? Sounds utterly boring for a toddler.

Marmiteandjamislush Wed 24-Jun-15 15:09:06

YABU in our area there are a lot of community owned buildings that are kept Kosher, unfortunately the world does not revolve around your child's desires, if you were so disrespectful in one of these buildings I'm sure those looking after them wouldn't want you back. Have a grip too.

TwinkieTwinkle Wed 24-Jun-15 15:09:40

Denim up until a year ago I might have agreed with you. However, I have a friend who's DS does yoga and he loves it. It's actually rather cute.

DonkeyOaty Wed 24-Jun-15 15:21:32

I hope you cut his sausages lengthways then into bites. Sausage rounds are a terrible choke hazard.

NerrSnerr Wed 24-Jun-15 15:24:51

I can imagine it's to do with the beliefs of people who run the yoga studios/ teachers. It's their rules and you should respect that. It sounds like you have really over reacted.

mijas99 Wed 24-Jun-15 15:59:48

YANBU - being vegeratarian is a personal decision not something to impose on others. I don't care if it is due to religion or not

You are better off out of there, and you didnt over-react at all

Why is it that anyone in authority thinks they can dictate what people can eat these days? Idiots

Goshthatsspicy Wed 24-Jun-15 16:02:25

Why did you take a sausage? As another poster said, they aren't that safe. They are also full of rubbish meat. Unless l suppose, they are special organic - y type ones?

AuntyMag10 Wed 24-Jun-15 16:06:21

How is a sausage a quick snack nowadays?

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