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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Lights Camera Action + Yogvember Day 5

Logan is still adamant that he is now a vegetarian because he "doesn't want to hurt animals" and we've been supporting him by eating veggie as a family. Last night we had an amazing vegetable curry




I was hoping we could still include fish on the menu but Logan ruled that "Fish are underwater animals Daddy" When I asked him if I could still eat squid when we were shopping today he promptly told me that they were "made of meat so they're not allowed". I'm so proud of our little wildling for coming to this decision at such an early age, he's very compassionate.
One of Logan's favourite birthday presents was his VTech Kidizoom camera that Nanny and Grandad got for him, its a nifty little digital camera that's pretty bulletproof and easy for kids to use.



 Logan has been obsessed with taking photos for a while now, if you leave a mobile phone lying around there is a high chance you will discover what Carly calls "Creepy Toy Selfies" on it when you return:

"Creepy Toy Selfies"

Logan regularly tells us that he is the real Spiderman, so I suppose it fits with his Peter Parker alter ego! I'd love it if he keeps his passion for photography as he grows up. If I can get a chance tomorrow I'll plug the camera in to the laptop and see what he's been capturing on it so far.

Yogvember Day 5  -  Feel Alive!

This ones a nice short one at just over 16 minutes so perfect opportunity to catch up if you've fallen behind on the challenge



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  1. Mine love taking photos and it's funny what they end up with and the randomness of them. I like the creepy toy selfie though.
    I admire your vegan push at the moment, but make sure you show him that if no one ate meat then very few animals would be kept and there is lots of land around the world which is marginal and only animals can be kept there. There are ways where animals can be brought up with respect and care but still used for food. Also as I know you're a bit of a prepper and if the shtf then he'd need to be open to eating anything to gain calories in certain situations. I don't mean this as a dig at all and it's very hard to phrase without sounding a plonker!

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    1. no its a valid point mate, I totally understand where you're coming from mate. He'll soon learn, when we have our farm he'll be very well aware of the circle of life. I've tried speaking to him about responsible husbandry and ethically raised meat but I think he's still a bit young to differentiate the concepts of humane slaughter from the ritual abuse of the meat industry. The problem with animals kept on marginal land is that you still have to dedicate arable land to grow their feed.

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  2. Well done Logan! My youngest (now 18) made that decision around the same age. He never actually liked meat and when he was able to talk about it made the choice for himself. He's been veggie his whole life. Me, I eat anything as long as it's been ethically raised

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    1. I'm the same, I don't like the commercial meat industry one bit and the videos I see online of how the animals are treated break my heart, but I believe that if you have raised an animal yourself, provided food, shelter, security and love for all of it's life then I think that is a fair exchange for their meat when they finally have their "one bad day". Funny you should mention, Logan never really liked meat, he used to chew it for an eternity and more often than not spit it out so it's probably just as well that he doesn't want to eat it any more!

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  3. SO great that Logan knows what he wants at such a young age. It's great that he is taking to photography. So important to introduce lots and lots of creative outlets. ONe never knows just what will light that inner fire.

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    1. so far he is really interested in photography and randomly asked us the other day if he could learn to play the flute, he's a very creative 4yrd old that's for sure! Although I do believe that all children are gifted when it comes to the creative, but modern society chooses to suppress creativity in favour of conformity :(

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  4. Our grandsons loves photography, their photo's are always interesting, it's great to see Logan becoming a little person.

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    1. Young ones have such inquisitive minds and a totally different perspective on the world, I think it's amazing to be able to see the world through their eyes when they take photo's, something that just wasn't really a possibility when I was his age

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  5. Already a little behind! I will just jump in when I can.

    I love Logan's compassion. I've been a vegetarian for many years, and I think I was always inclined in that direction, but I grew up in a "meat and potatoes" household. It is wonderful to see you encourage your son's compassionate spirit.

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    1. He's a Scorpio so once he's set his mind on something it's practically impossible to argue with him, I've learn that It's far better to encourage the thing he does want to do than challenge the ones he doesn't

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  6. Loving the toy selfie. We have the same with our small people 😁.

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    1. I'm actually quite excited to see what he's taken photos of, i'm sure there will be some surprises in there lol

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