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post #61 of 81
I thought if this thread yesterday when I heard myself say "Nicholas, stop playing with the gnomes and eat your noodles."
post #62 of 81


when the gnome you knit 2 weeks ago that frightened your 2 yr old, is now a much loved toy

your soon-to-be 10 yr old is all but begging and pleading to learn to knit on needles

your daughter kindergatern public school teacher is (happily) suprised to learn that your 5 yr old is learning finger knitting

you come home with more outdoor finds then what you left with (very true for autumn around here)
post #63 of 81
Your 4 year old son assumes everything is made either of wood, or wool!
post #64 of 81
I love this thread.

you know your a waldorf family when everything can become a phone. We have block phones, zipper phones, book phones, the list goes on and on.

Also when you have a million favorite sticks. Boy to we love sticks. Also indoors he loves the wooden spoons in his play kitchen set. He carries them every where.
post #65 of 81
. . . when you take your about to turn 3 year old daughter to her first trip to the pumpkin farm and although she gets to do what she's asked for for over a month - ride her first pony -, feed animals in the petting farm, watch pig races and ride a kiddie ride, none of those rank as compared to the pure joy that lights up her face when you finally get to the pumpkins, lift one up and there are several worms underneath! I proceded to delight her by lifting up pumpkin after pumpkin while she filled her little hands with worms.

. . . when you ask your dd what she wants for her third birthday and her answer is "paint" (and a bunny, but that was not an option! LOL!).
post #66 of 81
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LOL. I love these stories!
post #67 of 81
just to add the one from another thread:

... when you are trading acrons for pine cones
post #68 of 81
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Originally Posted by KJoslyn78 View Post
just to add the one from another thread:

... when you are trading acrons for pine cones
I wish I could find some acorns.... I'm in the UK and keep looking on the forest floor but can't see any...............
post #69 of 81
we've got lovely brown chestnuts--but I haven't seen any children trading them. Just gathering them.
post #70 of 81
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Originally Posted by KJoslyn78 View Post
just to add the one from another thread:

... when you are trading acrons for pine cones
hehehehe
post #71 of 81
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we've got lovely brown chestnuts--but I haven't seen any children trading them. Just gathering them.
Deborah - in another thread i had asked if anyone would send me acorns, as we have none here, but plenty of pine cones, chestnuts and walnuts
post #72 of 81
I think we aren't really far apart, geographically. So that makes sense!
post #73 of 81
you know you're a waldorf family when:

your 3 year old daughter recreates mary's star path on her cloth napkin using pieces of clementine rind (small for the small stars, and large for four large stars) that she received from st. nikolas while singing 'glimmer lantern glimmer'.
post #74 of 81

Our Recent Waldorf Moment

...at the Old Home Days of our town, the church set out a "dig for treasure" for the children. They'd filled an inflatable swimming pool with sand, and added some horrible cheapo plastic figures from Oriental Trading. Children were encouraged to dig as long as they liked.

(My son loves this activity at his own school's fall fair).

"But: only take two treasures," the adult in charge added. My five year old looked stricken. His hand was full of four or five pebbles he'd dug out-- ignoring the plastic toys completely, as if invisible. The adult saw his face and amended "oh, take as many rocks as you want."
post #75 of 81
People assume you are trust funders.

(Ok, that's snark. And I came from a Waldorf family that was plain old middle class. But here in crunchytown, if you're Waldorf, it's assumed that you are one of the privileged few.)
post #76 of 81
awwww keep these comings guys!!! you give me insparation!!!

~Beth
post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by spinspin View Post
...at the Old Home Days of our town, the church set out a "dig for treasure" for the children. They'd filled an inflatable swimming pool with sand, and added some horrible cheapo plastic figures from Oriental Trading. Children were encouraged to dig as long as they liked.

(My son loves this activity at his own school's fall fair).

"But: only take two treasures," the adult in charge added. My five year old looked stricken. His hand was full of four or five pebbles he'd dug out-- ignoring the plastic toys completely, as if invisible. The adult saw his face and amended "oh, take as many rocks as you want."
LOL. I love it!
post #78 of 81
mama uk-we have tons of acorns round here, most of ours have been stepped on or painted lol....I am planning on going out and collecting some more soon (as long as the squirrels haven't eaten them all)...my DD is poorly at the moment so it probably won't be until late next week but I could send some to you if you like....let me know
post #79 of 81
It was an absolute joy to read all of these! Thanks, Mamas!
post #80 of 81
...when you walk into best buy with your kids and they can't handle all the tvs and electronics around them and pretty much lose their minds! then you calmly walk them to the housewares area and your 3 yo calms down playing with a red washer calling it a 'gnome washer'
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