Just last week I blogged about my mixed relationship. Over the weekend it got slightly less mixed. That's right, Andy has decided to fully make the switch to soy milk.
This is actually something that has been coming for a while--when I first got here, he admitted that he likes the taste of soy over cow when he's drinking milk for milk's sake. A few months ago he randomly decided to put soy on his cereal, but staunchly defended the cow milk in his 123957 cups of tea each day. In the past few weeks, however, Andy has been slowly transitioning to soy in his tea. He started out by mixing cow and soy, and then switched back and forth for a little while. We gradually bought less cow milk with every trip to the grocery store--from 6 litres a week (it's insane how much milk he goes through!), to 3 litres, to 2, and finally, this week, we bought 0 litres of cow milk.
On Sunday, a day after we went shopping, I told Andy how I noticed and appreciated the lack of cow milk in the fridge, and he said (somewhat frustratedly), "I don't like cow milk anymore. It's not beany enough." I couldn't help giggling, because that was the very reason he didn't like soy milk tea in the first place! Then later that morning we went out to a coffee shop, and he got a soy cappuccino.
So, while he hasn't committed to giving up dairy (I'm sure if he goes out on a dive boat, for example, he'll be drinking cow milk since soy isn't available), he has made a big step that neither of us really expected.
Three cheers for my soy milk guzzling partner!!
**Now, I need to find a place where I can buy soy milk in bulk. We're probably going to be going through about 10 litres a week!**