An interview with a real life seven year old vegan boy (my son, Dema). These interviews (last Monday I posted one with his older brother) are completely unedited with no coaching and I was even surprised by some of the answers.
D: Forever. One day I ate a granola bar with honey, but that doesn't change my being vegan.
D: Because if I wasn't vegan it would hurt the animals and I wouldn't like that. I think it hurts the environment to eat meat. I think everyone should be vegan on this Earth.
D: Bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, raspberries, mangoes, pears, watermelon, kiwi, cantaloupe, musk melon, and pineapple.
D: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, stuffed grape leaves, and corn.
D: Banana pancakes and waffles.
D: Nut butter and jelly sandwiches.
D: Tofu with kale and rice.
VL: What is your favorite snack?
D: The granola bars I have at friend's house
D: Kittens, puppies, blue whales, lions, black panthers, cheetahs, leopards, and great white sharks. I like pigs also, you can't forget pigs. I really like Parker the pig who is at the animal sanctuary my mom used to volunteer at, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. My mom is sweet to animals.
D: Butterfly, definitely.
D: Riding my bike, riding my scooter, playing flag football.
D: Playing with Lego, playing on the computer, or imagining.
VL: What is the hardest thing about being vegan?
D: Some restaurants don't have vegan food. Choosing what to eat.
VL: What is the easiest thing about being vegan?
D: You don't get sick as much. I mean I really never get sick.
VL: Do you ever eat at your friends' houses?
D: My best friend isn't vegan, but they often serve vegan food and I'm always welcome for dinner. In fact, a couple nights ago my family and my best friend's family all went to dinner together.
D: I don't have a favorite, but I like Chipotle, Chicago Diner (I don't live in Chicago, but I've been to the Chicago Diner), Thara Thai, Cactus Grill, Esquire, Aroma, Cafe Kopi, Strawberry Fields, and Common Ground Co-op.
D: I would tell them, "You made the right choice."
Thanks, Dema! We will hear more from Dema later in VeganMoFo and he is happy to answer any questions you may have.