People often ask me why I ended up in France. For lack of a better response, I usually reply with something to the effect of “pourquoi pas?”
But when I became a mum, I started to wonder why the heck I chose this country.
Sure, it’s beautiful, there’s a lot more space than in England, and I got to become bilingual. Plus, after 12 years here, I have my family that I love with all my heart, incredible friends, and a job I adore.
It’s just that France loves rules. Especially when it comes to children. Enjoy civil liberties? Don’t move to France.
Now that I know what the parenting rules are (thanks to the two books I talk about in my video), I’m looking forward to finding creative ways around them. Necessity is the mother of invention after all. And I’m the mother of a cute-ster who deserves the very best in life. And that’s what I shall give him, all the while thwarting the French government’s evil plan to turn every baby into a docile, cheese-eating citizen. Mouahaha!
But actually, there is change in the air. People are waking up and questioning old beliefs. It’s happening in the big cities – Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles – and it’s spreading. Thank God. Just look at the impact Veggie World is having! (By the way, are you coming to our presentation tomorrow?)
There are English subtitles for this video – activate them by clicking on CC.
Are you a vegan parent in France too? How do you deal with all those rules? Let us know in the comments below – we’ve got to stick together!
Vive la vegan revolution – for us, and for our children,
p.s. Did you see us on national TV last week? Woot!