You 2 yr old says she's wants some milk and states she'll get it from her cow and then proceeds to milk her wooden toy cow.
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Your toddler announces he wants pickled turnips and kombucha for supper.
Your toddler begs for real homemade yogurt when you try to pass off the store-bought stuff on vacation.
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Your nine-year-old quotes the house rule, that everyone has to "add fat to your carbs" when Grandma forgets to butter her veggies.
After she says that, your dh sheepishly gets up and goes back to butter his own as well.
They ask for juice, pointing to the water kefir.
My 5 yr old DD tries to get me to buy a treat by saying "there's no artificial colors, just natural" and "it's ORGANIC mom".
You think it's great when your 2 year old digs into the butter dish with their fingers.
Your 2 year old is so immune to junk food that when you go into a convenience store and she finds something brightly colored to grab, she bypasses all the candy bars and picks a can of coffee! (And we don't drink coffee, either.)
Your 2 year old's favorite "food" is enzymes. (OK that's not TF but it's food related and very cute...I give DD digestive enzymes for her digestive problems and she begs for them and will get some out of the bottle and open the capsules if she gets a chance.)
They think taking CLO and bee pollen is fun. And CAN"T WAIT to take it again the next day- running at you with spoon and pollen in hand.
They love their "brown juice" a green food supplement we get with cocoa powder in it that we stir into milk)
They happily eat fruit and cheese and carrot sticks for snacks.
You remind everyone to butter their food
You remind everyone how expensive their milk is , and to drink it all:
Your kids ask you if they can help make bread.
They tell you when you are out of milk and that daddy has to "go pick some up from that lady's house tonight".
they ask for "carrot soup"(stock with carrots and alphabet noodles).
you catch your kids grabbing a red heart candy sample at IKEA, and remind them to ask mommy first. And they LISTEN.
Your laundry/pantry room is literally taken over by 25 pound bags of beans. And mason jars.
You get giddy when you pick up orders of bulk itmes from co-op drops. And don't mind putting it all away.
You know your rancher.
Your kids know to only get the apples that say O R G A N I C
You hardly ever have to throw out the trash because the majority of your food is either produce or comes in little plastic co-op bags.
You're at a baby shower and someone who doesn't know you very well offers your child a bite of their cake and you sprint across the room to throw yourself in front of the forkful of cake to intervene just in time to keep your child from eating it. :
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When my steak and potatoes husband and two year old ask for miso and "du du" (dulse) for a snack......beat that cheap store-bought granola sitting in my snack drawer!
When the cows on the Seven Stars yogurt container aren't just cows anymore, they're nonna and nonno's cows in their backyard
When toddler bypasses my delicious and wholesome yogurt cake for freshly out-of-crock cabbage and beets
my heart putter patters.....
I definitely agree with the toddler eating butter comments I eat it for snacks too My 2 yr old also asks for spoons of coconut oil.
Your 2 year old can say kefir and kombucha and tell the difference by taste.
Your husband and best friend choose a restaurant for your moving away dinner based on the advertised "free chicken liver"
When your 2 yo gets a big bowl out of the cupboard (happened to be the outer bowl of my salad spinner) - I thought he wanted to spin it as he is wont to do so went to help him with it. "No mama" he says and goes to the towel drawer, pulls out a clean towel, and then says "help, mama" as he very carefully covers the bowl with it.
I looked on the counter and I had three bowls of various things soaking with towels over them!
When you find a cup of very stinky sour milk in your 4 yr olds toy refrigerator and she says "don't throw that out mama I'm making yogurt"!
These are all so funny, but that's my favorite!!
When your 2 yr old begs to have her daily "fishy treats" and mom and dad have to consult with each other lest she gets them multiple times per day. The house rule is that now only daddy gives them to her.
You don't feel guilty letting your child eat butter or lick off the beaters of whipped cream (sweetened with real, local, maple syrup).
... you're watching the neighbours kids for a day and offer them warm milk after tobagganing and they stare at you with their mouths open bc your milk is in a ginormous glass jar and then are even more dumbfounded when you proceed to heat it gently in a water bath on the stove ("what, you don't even have a microwave, are you kidding?")
... when your kids try the fermented grape cooler and declare that "this must be what that grape pop that I've seen in a can tastes like"
... when you used to be vegan but now open your fridge and it's full of milk, cream, dozens and dozens of eggs, and there's a chicken carcass defrosting on the counter
aw... I still have a hard time with those carcasses (former veg too) but i must say they make great stock and gravy!
But I try to be as non-emotional about it as possible. Needless to say, the handling time for that chicken I cook is about less than 1 minute
2)When the kids ask for kefir (dairy or juice) all the time that it almost drives
3)When you convert recipes you see somewhere (online, magazine, etc.) almost instantly, making them TF friendly.
4)You read labels in the grocery store and the words low-fat seem unhealthy.
In that same vein...when your DH calls you in a state of absolute ecstasy from a gourmet foods store because he finally found a supply of hog casings for making homemade sausages.
When you get up in the morning and just can't decide whether to fry your eggs in butter, coconut oil, duck fat, or lard.
When your just-turned-teenage daughter stands in front of the open fridge door, surveying the glass bottles of kombucha and raw milk and buttermilk and kefir, and the containers of duck fat and lard you rendered yourself, and the raw milk cheeses and homemade bacon and leftover roasted beef heart, and the duck carcass waiting to be made into broth, and cartons of chicken broth and beef broth and says, "We have a very abnormal fridge!"
When your kids roll their eyes every time they see a margarine commercial and say, "Yeah, like that fake stuff is really healthy."
...when you're the person all your friends turn to when they get gifts of, say, elk bits from well-meaning relatives.
...when your DD refers to CLO as "yummies"
...when your DD's favourite food is "fish balls" (aka marinated salmon roe)
...when you have a hard time justifying giving the dog ANY "scrap" meat, because you really could use it in a stock
...when you have the phone number for your HFS's egg supplier above your phone because you heard she might sell her laying hens for stew when they're too old
...when your fridge looks like a cross between an agricultural research station's cold storage, a science experiment and a produce cooler.
Postpartum doula & certified breastfeeding educator, mama to an amazing girl (11/05) and a wee little boy (3/13).
When your little one announces at school that the family drinks lobster juice for breakfast (CLO!).