A mother was left horrified after she found out that her ex-husband had been feeding their ‘vegan daughter’ chicken nuggets.
She took to Reddit and explained that they opted to raise their daughter as a vegan as it fitted in with their own diet and lifestyle and aligned with their belief system until they decided to split up.
“I became vegan when my ex and I moved in together because he was vegan and he didn’t like there being animal products in the house,” she wrote in the Am I The A**hole forum.
“I learned more about the way food was made and I agreed. I was vegan while I was pregnant and we’ve raised our daughter vegan for the past eight-ish years.”
They divorced 15 months ago after he became unfaithful but they were doing their everything to co-parent their child – or that’s what she thought.
When she picked their daughter up from her ex-husband’s house, her daughter said she was hungry and wanted some chicken nuggets.
“She has a full blown meltdown demanding chicken nuggets. We get home and she’s, like, blowing snot bubbles she’s so enraged. She howls her way through a bowl of leftover soup,” the mother said.
“She hates me, I’m a terrible mum, dad would have let her eat chicken nuggets. She wore herself out crying,” she continued.
But the next day, the daughter woke up and asked her mother if she ‘hated her’ for eating chicken nuggets.
“I spent the entire drive to school reassuring her that I’m not angry with her but that I was surprised that she wanted them. I also reiterated I wasn’t happy with her behaviour of screaming and hollering when she didn’t get what she wanted,” the mother wrote.
“I understand that sometimes our emotions feel big but we have to try and be in control of them and not the other way around.”
“I wasn’t aware our hitherto vegan daughter was now eating meat and I feel like that’s a decision that I should have been informed about,” she continued. “I called him after she went to bed and he told me I was being uptight and he didn’t tell me because he knew I’d overreact, ‘I’m controlling and I don’t need to be privy to every single thing he does when our daughter is with him’.
“I’m f***ing MAD.There are vegan options at McDonalds – he didn’t have to feed her chicken but since he did, I would have appreciated a heads up.
Also, for a dude who gave me a hard time for craving Oreos (which are f***ing vegan) while pregnant with her, kinda annoyed that he’s shovelling c**p in her mouth hand over fist taking her to McDonalds every week.”
Her post received mix reactions, with one commenting: “So the kids are being forced to be vegan instead of choosing that lifestyle personally. Great parenting right there.”
Another wrote: “The child should decide if she wants to be vegan when she s old enough,not forced it by her mother!!”
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