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Is human poop ok for gardening? I always heard it wasn't.

 

 


 

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post #42 of 218
Thread Starter 

....you suddenly realized that of course the thread went negative...it had a big old negative title.  Sorry about that.  And seriously, this was just a place to put a few funny things that happened in our house this week that my non-MDC type real-life friends just wouldn't get.  :)

post #43 of 218
I didnt realize that keeping your nut yeast in a shaker or composting your poop was anyone trying to be "sparkly." SO WHAT if people want to make a list about how crunchy they are/arent? If it makes people feel bad, Im sorry. It makes me feel bad when people complain about still having (only) 5 lbs to lose, but I dont say anything. Lots of threads make people feel bad, and NOT everyone is meant to be included in every single thread. Tell me that none of you complaining cant think of anything that you do in your lives that sets you aside from most people you run in to? There are a million boards all over the internet talking about how they did everything exactly like "What to Expect in the First Year" told them to, but we cant say that we compost poop without being treated like we are trying to host an awards show?


ETA: Exactly when and where is it okay to be proud of the way you are parenting? Not around my family. Not around a lot of my friends. Not around anyone at the grocery store where I live. So, who exactly are some of us supposed to have camaraderie with about the choices we are making? I thought a natural parenting site was a perfect place....
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I didnt realize that keeping your nut yeast in a shaker or composting your poop was anyone trying to be "sparkly." SO WHAT if people want to make a list about how crunchy they are/arent? If it makes people feel bad, Im sorry. It makes me feel bad when people complain about still having (only) 5 lbs to lose, but I dont say anything. Lots of threads make people feel bad, and NOT everyone is meant to be included in every single thread. Tell me that none of you complaining cant think of anything that you do in your lives that sets you aside from most people you run in to? There are a million boards all over the internet talking about how they did everything exactly like "What to Expect in the First Year" told them to, but we cant say that we compost poop without being treated like we are trying to host an awards show?


ETA: Exactly when and where is it okay to be proud of the way you are parenting? Not around my family. Not around a lot of my friends. Not around anyone at the grocery store where I live. So, who exactly are some of us supposed to have camaraderie with about the choices we are making? I thought a natural parenting site was a perfect place....


That's just the internet though. There are "a million boards all over the internet" and there is never going to be a shell of protection where everybody has to have the same opinions all the time. (And frankly if there was...it'd be creepy) If someone is going to be offended, they're going to be offended. Being offended by their being offended is just, well, pointless. 

post #45 of 218

OP - I thought this was a very light-hearted, and funny thread.  I don't see it negative at all.

 

 

Here are our "you might be a crunchy parent if" ....

 

* your DD calls your cloth pads "mama diapers"

* your 29m and 9m old fight over who's boob is who's

* you automatically assume everyone composts and when at family/friends houses - you receive odd looks for not throwing "garbage" away and instead asking where the compost barrel is.

* you teach sanctity of our plant-life and your DD says "aww poor twee" when she sees an area being cut for timber

 

 

 

 

post #46 of 218
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

I didnt realize that keeping your nut yeast in a shaker or composting your poop was anyone trying to be "sparkly." SO WHAT if people want to make a list about how crunchy they are/arent? If it makes people feel bad, Im sorry. It makes me feel bad when people complain about still having (only) 5 lbs to lose, but I dont say anything. Lots of threads make people feel bad, and NOT everyone is meant to be included in every single thread. Tell me that none of you complaining cant think of anything that you do in your lives that sets you aside from most people you run in to? There are a million boards all over the internet talking about how they did everything exactly like "What to Expect in the First Year" told them to, but we cant say that we compost poop without being treated like we are trying to host an awards show?


ETA: Exactly when and where is it okay to be proud of the way you are parenting? Not around my family. Not around a lot of my friends. Not around anyone at the grocery store where I live. So, who exactly are some of us supposed to have camaraderie with about the choices we are making? I thought a natural parenting site was a perfect place....


Do you realize how gross "nut yeast" sounds?  Like, have you thought that nickname through?  I think it's definitely worth the extra "ritional" to make it sound less disgusting.

 

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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

....you suddenly realized that of course the thread went negative...it had a big old negative title.  Sorry about that.  And seriously, this was just a place to put a few funny things that happened in our house this week that my non-MDC type real-life friends just wouldn't get.  :)



I was offended at first.  But, then I thought about it, and realized what you were trying to do...sorry I got all uptight.  

post #48 of 218

I thought it was actual nut yeast, somehow. But apparantly it's nutritional yeast. Hmmm. Never heard of it! Nut yeast is a funny name, though.

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Do you realize how gross "nut yeast" sounds?  Like, have you thought that nickname through?  I think it's definitely worth the extra "ritional" to make it sound less disgusting.

 


I guess I never really thought about it. I used to work in a vegetarian restaurant, and that was always what we labeled it, so I just called it that forever.
post #50 of 218

eyesroll.gif I can not believe people are freaking out about this. Obvs every single person in the world can't be "absolutely perfect" and do everything "right". Get over it. If you are insecure about something you have done as a parent try to deal with that and move past it. I don't see a need to be defensive over a joking thread. Everyone and anyone will always find something that makes you "not as good of a parent as them" or that type of thing. I mean come on I have been told many a times that DD should be weaned and in a crib...some people really think that it makes me a bad parent b/c I chose what I feel is best for my family and my individual child. Oh well. Everyone has there own battles YK? I recently was attacked for NOT spanking, that it is a huge injustice for my DD to not be spanked...legit... so you can NEVER win. Get over it!

 

 

As for poop compost, yeah why couldn't you use it? I never heard of that. I feel like a lot of people use "humanure"!

post #51 of 218

As for more crunchiness

 

1. squirting BM in people's eyes for conjunctivitis! (cured DD 2x and DH once)

2. dido up the nose for congestion

3. Curing ear infections with garlic oil

4. Thinking that breast milk ice cream sounded like a good idea!

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Originally Posted by purplerose View Post

I thought it was actual nut yeast, somehow. But apparantly it's nutritional yeast. Hmmm. Never heard of it! Nut yeast is a funny name, though.



Nut yeast and anal skin cells... tea6.gif

post #53 of 218
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As for more crunchiness

 

1. squirting BM in people's eyes for conjunctivitis! (cured DD 2x and DH once)

2. dido up the nose for congestion

3. Curing ear infections with garlic oil

4. Thinking that breast milk ice cream sounded like a good idea!

 

Maybe it's the margarita, but I totally read this wrong the first time.  shy.gif
 

 

post #54 of 218
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Nut yeast and anal skin cells... tea6.gif


dessicated anal skin cells....you mean "natural flavoring?"  Yeah, that's on my list of things I wish I didn't know, thank you very much Jamie Oliver.

 

post #55 of 218
Thread Starter 

WHAT did I miss on food revolution?  Anal skin cells??  somebody fill me in.  I DVR'ed it and didn't catch that?!

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Maybe it's the margarita, but I totally read this wrong the first time.  shy.gif
 

 


Well, I didnt have a margarita this evening and I still read it wrong. Sheepish.gif
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WHAT did I miss on food revolution?  Anal skin cells??  somebody fill me in.  I DVR'ed it and didn't catch that?!


 

He talked about it on David letterman.  The ingredient is called "Castoreum." http://eater.com/archives/2011/04/06/jamie-oliver-by-the-way-theres-beaver-anal-gland-in-ice-cream.php

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Maybe it's the margarita, but I totally read this wrong the first time.  shy.gif
 

 

 

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dessicated anal skin cells....you mean "natural flavoring?"  Yeah, that's on my list of things I wish I didn't know, thank you very much Jamie Oliver.

 

 

YUM. ROTFLMAO.gif

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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

WHAT did I miss on food revolution?  Anal skin cells??  somebody fill me in.  I DVR'ed it and didn't catch that?!


Castoreum (that’s short for beaver anal gland by the way) makes an appearance on the David Letterman show when guest, Jamie Oliver, discusses food additives. We have a detailed ingredient report on Castoreum that you can read here. If you want to avoid this ingredient, it may be difficult. Castoreum doesn’t have to show on an ingredient list, it can simply say ‘Natural Flavor.’ Enjoy the video below.

 

http://www.befoodsmart.com/blog/video-jamie-oliver-talks-about-beaver-anal-gland-castoreum-in-our-food/

 

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I'm curious, what did you say?

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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

 

You have ever had to pause and figure out what to say when your young son asks if he can be a midwife when he grows up...



 

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Maybe it's the margarita, but I totally read this wrong the first time.  shy.gif
 

 


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