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#1 of 81 Old 06-27-2007, 04:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, maybe that should have been "modern Waldorf family..."

Dd was walking around with a wooden block to her cheek & ear using it for a cell phone today.

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Your children choose playing outside to watching TV any day!

Your five year old daughter sees something pretty and says, "Mom! That's Waldorf-y!"
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Your children's favorite snack is brown rice with shoyu and "magic powder" (ground flax seeds).
Your 4yo knows more about bread making than most adults. And thinks finger knitting is the coolest thing. EVER.

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Your 3 year old sees someone's clay and says he "wants to play with that beeswax".
Your children call the fisher price little people at grammy's house "the plastic toys."
When someone shows your 6 year old DD a picture of all the Disney princesses and says "I'll bet you know who they are!" she looks at them confused and says: "fairies"?
Oh and: DD saw a little girl's Barbie birthday cake once (the cake was the skirt, and the doll protruded out of it) and was totally freaked out by it, and had no idea who this "Barbie" was who'd been shoved into a cake.
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I had to laugh at these too as we've experienced both!

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Dd was walking around with a wooden block to her cheek & ear using it for a cell phone today.
My daughter's "phone" is a giant shell.

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When someone shows your 6 year old DD a picture of all the Disney princesses and says "I'll bet you know who they are!" she looks at them confused and says: "fairies"?
We were in a shop and saw some Barbies and my daughter did wonder why there were fairies in boxes.

I'll be back when I am not too tired to think of our own original thing.
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your daughter sees lots of polen piled up from the cotton-wood trees and calls it wool

your daughter sees a cotton ball and calls it wool

your daughter is in the store and sees a pile of character cake pans - and points out the odd one - "Look mommy, there's a lady bug!"
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Dd was walking around with a wooden block to her cheek & ear using it for a cell phone today.
Too cute!
My DS was using an empty half grapefruit for a phone yesterday.
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your daughter sees lots of polen piled up from the cotton-wood trees and calls it wool

your daughter sees a cotton ball and calls it wool
LOL! Another one we've had.
My mother sent my daughter a costume which is distinctly NOT wool. Hannah rubbed it all over, felt it was soft and said "This must be made of wool!"
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Just remembered one from many years ago--

You know you are a waldorf family when...you buy your daughter art supplies for most birthdays and for Christmas and she is pleased! (she was probably in 2nd grade when I started this custom)
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You know you are a waldorf family when...

- when your dc can make a two course meal out of branches
- when your 2 year old has to correct teenagers working in an outdoors store after they mistake a coyote for a wolf (okay this is not exclusive to Waldorf families, nature loving families would go for that one too)
- when your dc loves that little toy you whipped up in a couple of hours,...even if it is just to humour you
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When your ds says he can't wait to go back to the wool shoppe to play with the spinner:

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You know you've got a Waldorf kid when .....

you're at a park playground and are asked by a mom you don't know if you might have the time. You apologize because you don't have a watch, but your nine year old chimes in helpfully, "Well I can tell you", runs to park's decorative garden sundial and studies it for a few minutes. Then said Waldorf kid runs back to locate said "mom you don't know" and cheerfully reports, "The time is about 3:15".
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You take your child to the park and instead of playing on the equiptment she spend the whole time digging under trees, making "food" and putting on shows for us.
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your dd pics one of the waves in her water/wave puzzle and uses that as a phone.

your dd ignores toys outside to dig in the dirt or breastfeed a plant in the garden

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your daughter refers to her crying newborn brother as a "freaky little gnome."

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your daughter refers to her crying newborn brother as a "freaky little gnome."
BAHAHAHA!
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... or breastfeed a plant in the garden
Awww!
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your daughter refers to her crying newborn brother as a "freaky little gnome."
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Got one that's happening right now!

Your child is given a princess outfit from a well meaning relative which includes a feather boa and a "crown" made from plastic beads and feathers.
Instead of being a princess she's being a bird (due to feather content) in it and feeding her baby birds. BTW, the bird is called Gertrude McFuzz.
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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.
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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!

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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.
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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.
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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?
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...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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!

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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.

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