After revealing she will not serve any non-vegan foods at her daughter’s first birthday party, a mother has sparked an interesting debate online.
The mother of three explained that they discovered her youngest daughter is allergic to dairy and eggs when she was just three months old, and she can’t eat them in any form without becoming very ill.
So, for her first birthday, which is coming up next weekend, the mother decided that all food and drinks should be free of the ingredients she can’t eat, so that the child doesn’t eat something that will make her sick.
“We have spent so much time figuring out what she was allergic to and avoiding it, I wanted to have one day where we do not have to monitor everything she ate,” the mum wrote on Reddit’s AITA forum.
“And of course being a baby, she tends to grab for anything she wants, so having no allergens at all means I don’t have to worry if one of our other children leave their food in her reach.”
It’s only natural, given that it’s the little girl’s birthday, but the mother’s husband disagrees, claiming that neither he nor his family will eat vegan food.
“I wasn’t planning on anything too out there. My mum volunteered to make her homemade veggie soup, and I was going to make a chocolate cake and frosting. The only difference between normal cake and frosting and the one I’m making is apple sauce instead of eggs and oat milk instead of cows milk,” she explained.
Her nephews and in-laws, on the other hand, have refused to eat the soup, and despite the fact that she believes they would have liked the cake, they will not eat it because it is vegan.
“My husband wants to just do pizza and ‘normal’ cake because it’s what they like. I don’t understand the point of having a birthday meal that the birthday kid can’t even eataccording to the mother.
“I didn’t think it was too much to ask to have one day that is catered to my daughter, when she’s going to have to spend the rest of her life working around everyone else.”