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post #21 of 81
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Lol....

Mine would be when tonight I put on a hip hop cd and my son comes out with wooden sword and shield asking me to tie a playsilk into a cape so he can dance.
Sounds like my kid!
post #22 of 81
Not altogether relevant...

but my grandson asked how come his sister got to wear dresses and he didn't (big pout). So his mommy said "of course you can wear dresses" and went and dug out a couple of outgrown ones from big sis. He was looking awfully cute for a few days.
post #23 of 81
How sweet, good for you!! I know my son went through a toddler phase where he was fascinated with my dress up shoes and grandma's old box of fancy gloves. He would go around wearing knee length silk gloves with fishnet stockings from time to time.
post #24 of 81
Oh, how adorable! I'm so glad it is okay for little boys to act out and dress up nowadays.

My grandson also likes to play dress up sometimes, which usually, for some reason, involves a long pink skirt. I wonder what he thinks he is?
post #25 of 81

You Know You're A Waldorf Family When....

...you tell your sister-in-law that your child would honestly, truly, one-hundred-percent-really like a box of rocks Aunt L--- picked out at the park for a present, and no one believes you....

meanwhile, ten years later, unused presents from Aunt L----, still in shrinkwrap, turn up at the bottom of boxes, many moves later, and yet a treasured gift from dd's best friend at the age of six has never been packed for even a few hours- a basket of unusual shells.

We also still have her "favorite stick," and yes, we can tell it apart from all the other sticks.
post #26 of 81
My grandkids were playing out in the yard this afternoon. My granddaughter started telling me she was planning a trip (they recently went to Chicago). "I'm in Montana, and then I'm going to NY and from there I'll go to Africa and then I'll go home to Vermont." So my grandson decides to get in on the game (he is back in his flowered dress today) and puts one of the hula hoops around him and goes over to gd and says "I'm a train and I'll take you to all the places you want to go." So they are going all around the yard, with him saying "chugga chugga, choo choo" and "now we are in Africa" and her saying "okay, I'll get off here, I want to be in NY for a while."

I thought it was a great example of imaginative play with almost no props: one hula hoop, a bit of sound effects, and all the place names she happened to have in mind.
post #27 of 81
your package from the dharma trading co op arrives in the mail with your order of to be dyed silks. Your son opens the package and says with great satisfaction: "ahhhh silks!"

or when you walk through the woods and he says the path is too over grown, only a gnome will fit though here.
post #28 of 81
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We also still have her "favorite stick," and yes, we can tell it apart from all the other sticks.
LOL! I know that one. My car got so full I finally had to tell Ds that "school sticks live at school. Let's find a special place to put it until tomorrow."
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Your son opens the package and says with great satisfaction: "ahhhh silks!"
My son is also jonesing to dye silks again. (He loves to do it with kool aid b/c it's such an instant gratification). I have an enormous dharma box here, but I'm working up the courage to try to make a 'rainbow' this time.
post #29 of 81
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your dd ignores toys outside to dig in the dirt or breastfeed a plant in the garden
OMG! That is the cutes thing ever!
post #30 of 81
you know you have a waldorf kid when he refers to himself, his brother and his popa as gnomes and me as a faerie. cause of course, boys are gnomes and girls are faeries...

or when he wants to knit SO bad with needles and is not satisfied with, "you'll learn in grade 1" (he's 4), so you break down and teach him to finger knit instead. and he is HAPPY!

breastfeeding the plants! oh my goddess that was so funny!

we've had lots of breastfeeding the animals here, and birthing them come to that, but not plants.

blessings ~ ani
post #31 of 81
your kids forgo a sandbox and plastic toys and nearby playground to make a "bunny salad" out of flowers and leaves and weave each other flower crowns and one is queen of the roots and flowers and the other is queen of the grass and trees!
post #32 of 81
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
your kids forgo a sandbox and plastic toys and nearby playground to make a "bunny salad" out of flowers and leaves and weave each other flower crowns and one is queen of the roots and flowers and the other is queen of the grass and trees!
Very beautiful!!!! :
post #33 of 81
We had a good one yesterday.

My daughter (just turned 4) was playing with a friend and they were talking about their favorite toys.
The friend said "I love Barbie!"
My daughter said "Yes, Barby is a hedgehog!"

It's because we have a book called Quipic the Hedgehog. In it one of Quipic's sisters is called Barby.
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post #34 of 81
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The friend said "I love Barbie!"
My daughter said "Yes, Barby is a hedgehog!"



I love it!!

A while back we were playing in a park with some friends. Dd and one of her friends shunned the play equipment to feed the trees. They spent quite a while shoving decomposing leaves into the ground at the bottoms of the trees.
post #35 of 81
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We had a good one yesterday.

My daughter (just turned 4) was playing with a friend and they were talking about their favorite toys.
The friend said "I love Barbie!"
My daughter said "Yes, Barby is a hedgehog!"
Love it!
post #36 of 81
Your daughter, turning 8, asks for a single hooded sweatshirt for her birthday, and is very pleased to receive it.

(She was far to busy happily planning all the outdoor games for her party)

Your chhildren see "gnome homes" in every tree and in every rock pile.

Spongebob frightens your children.
post #37 of 81
Just reviving this thread as I thought it was fun!

You know you are a waldorf family when...

Your child is in a bookstore and picks up on of those books that has noise making buttons on it. When she presses one and it starts playing loud electronic music, she drops it in horror and runs to hide behind her dad!
post #38 of 81
These are so great, I could say any number of these. Love the sticks and the various phone options!

Grandma comes for a visit and asks to see dds favorite toy. DD runs and grabs the basket of play silks with obvious glowing pride.

When asked by a neighbor what dds did for fun today they jump up and down and share how they oiled their flutes and all the wood dishes in the house and end with "it was the best day EVER!"

I Love it!

Jessica
post #39 of 81
...dd says "mom, look, there is a Wal-wal-orf horse up here..." and I say, "Oh, really? Where?" wondering what on earth a Waldorf horse is. Turns out it is a beautiful horse at a large home cut out of a tree, made of sticks and leaves and branches (beautiful!)!
post #40 of 81
yesterday while looking out the window, a beautiful female cardinal landed on a branch, and i said to my two year old twins....

"look, what do you see?"

dd responds "hi gnome"

i guess in her eyes, the bird's crest resembled a gnome hat (it is red and pointy afterall...)

cute, huh?
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