|Originally posted by panda
don't think there's anything wrong with saying something like "you know me, I do things differently, I've never been one to go with the mainstream" (which is how I interpreted your reference to crunchy granola).
Panda, that's exactly how I meant it...but for some reason I do worry that I'm somehow diminishing what I do, or making it sound like my choices have nothing to do with intelligent thinking, as oceanbaby suggested.
Dragonfly, if crunchy granola and loony are synonymous, I'm even crunchier than I thought!
Honestly, I'm really not even that crunchy at all! It's mostly in the area of food - I try really hard to keep our diet healthful, and buy mostly organic and whole foods. Plus I dress like a granola. But I used sposies and a crib for dd (though I may rethink that with #2), and I could make a huge list of the other "uncrunchy" things about my lifestyle. And sparklemom is right, that stuff has little to do with "AP" things. But I do stand out a bit in my community, which is full of mostly upper-middle class, white collar, preppy white folks, so I guess it's a convenient thing to hang my choices on when I feel the need to diffuse tension.
Maybe I need a twelve-step program or Apologizers Anonymous or something...I have this really bad tendency to feel responsible for everyone else's feelings all the time!