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As a vegan parent you hope that your child has a lot of compassion, kindness, love and empathy for animals, the planet and people, as I am sure all parents do, whether they are vegan or not. Our daughter receives plenty of hugs, cuddles, kisses and love. We kiss her better if she hurts herself, we tell her that we miss her if we are absent, and we tell her frequently that we love her. So, when we see how much empathy, compassion, kindness and love she possesses already at the age of two, it fills our heart and souls with joy, we are so immensely proud.


Our daughter hasn't had many playdates as we have very few friends with younger children and she has never been left with anyone, for a variety of reasons, so she is quite sheltered. Not seeing many people during lockdown has left her very shy...When lockdown began to ease, we met up with a friend and her two children. We hadn't seen each other for a while and my daughter was a little shy, however, when one of the boys was sat on the ground crying, my daughter looked at him, went up behind him, gave him a hug, patted his head and said "That's better. He looked up, shocked but it brought him a moment of peace. It melted my heart that she could be so empathic and compassionate at such a young age, with so little life experience. I was so proud of her, as always.


Recently she watched a local tree get cut down, shortly after, she had to repeatedly go back to the tree, touch the remainder of the trunk and said, “My tree.”


As well as being empathic, compassionate, kind and loving in the things she says and does, as you have already read in my previous posts, she is a bit of a warrior, however she is also full of character, she is imaginative, and she is a bit of a comedian. We are so very blessed.


One of her favourite programmes is "Postman Pat,” particularly the episode with Daisy the Cow. In this episode Daisy gets stuck on the side of the cliff and has to be rescued by Pat, his helicopter and Amy the vet. She talks about this episode throughout the day. "I can't find Daisy!" "She's stuck!" “My Cow.” Then, she starts jumping up and down as high as she can and says, "I can't reach her!" "Helicopter," "Amy." There is also a character called Lucy in “Postman Pat,” and there is a character called Lucy in "Ben and Holly," which she also loves. So, I am not sure which Lucy she is referring to, but for the last three days apart from the Daisy conversation all that can be heard is, "Where is Lucy, I can't find Lucy" as she searches for the missing Lucy. It is sweet and endearing.

Another of her favourite sayings is: "That's funny" and then she giggles, even in the middle of nowhere in the car, she has a great sense of humour. “Pardon me it was my tummy,” is another of her favourite sayings, which she says when she burps or farts.


When it thunders, she says, “hungry, my tummy.” The first time she said that, we howled with laughter...


One of her favourite programmes is "Postman Pat,” particularly the episode with Daisy the Cow. In this episode Daisy gets stuck on the side of the cliff and has to be rescued by Pat, his helicopter and Amy the vet. She talks about this episode through the day. "I can't find Daisy!" "She's stuck!" “My Cow.” Then, she starts jumping up and down as high as she can and says, "I can't reach her!" "Helicopter," "Amy." There is also a character called Lucy in “Postman Pat,” and there is a character called Lucy in "Ben and Holly," which she also loves. So, I am not sure which Lucy she is referring to, but for the last three days apart from the Daisy conversation all that can be heard is, "Where is Lucy, I can't find my Lucy," as she searches for the missing Lucy. It is sweet and endearing.

Children are fascinating creatures!


I am sure many of you have examples of how wonderful and honest your children are? If you would like to share them, we would love to read them. Just leave a comment at the end of the post or on our Facebook group: theveganmummadiaries.



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