My friend Miren P. posted the Spanish version of this article on my Facebook today because it reminded her of a conversation we had last night during our get together. It talks about this family in Holland who only eat raw vegetables and fruit. The first thing I noticed when I opened the link was the complete lack of joy on the boy’s face, as well as the bags under his eyes. I then started reading the article and thought, no wonder. I too would be gloomy as all get out if I had to eat raw cabbage and onions all day. Not to mention the money I’d have to spend on Beano tablets.
As I kept reading the article though, I started to think that maybe going on this diet wouldn’t be too horrible. Fine, my kids might not end up growing to their full potential, but being 5 ft 2 in has never hinder my ability to lead a comfortable life, plus they’re well on their way to being taller than me next week. So lack of height would definitely be a non-issue. On the other hand, the benefits provided by a raw vegan diet are many:
- You don’t even have to own a microwave! Shit, even I can cook raw stuff
- Food never gets cold
- No cute dead animals on your conscience
- The backyard can become your closest grocery store
- As your kids grow (slower and not so much), they’ll maximize each piece of clothing you buy them
- Way more free time to do whatever you want as no cooking is required
- Way more free time to do whatever you want as no cleaning is required due to the lack of cooking
Don’t worry if you hear a long, loud, painful howl next week. It’s just my kids reacting to the news of their new diet.
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