yes, you can be a hippie and still like betsey bags!

My mom is here for a week to give me a bit of a ‘vacation’. My dream vacation is to work as much as I can, have someone watch the kids, make dinner and bring me tea without even asking. I am in heaven! We are going to end the week by going to the Saturday market on Salt Spring Island – I’m so excited! John is going to watch the little ones and me and my mom get to look at as much pottery as we want!

Thanks for the show of support over the last post about the Playmobil. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that struggles with the Grandparent plastic. The subject of toys is a touchy one. We have many beautiful, open ended natural toys at our home but we also have a few bits and pieces that , I suppose, don’t fit that criteria. I sometimes get a tad overwhelmed thinking that I’m doing something ‘wrong’ because my kids have some plastic toys, they don’t always have organic food and one of our favorite games to play is ‘Tim Hortons Drive Thru’. There’s a lot of pressure on us moms, especially moms that are concerned with things like food, the environment and raising our children in a holistic way. I just wanted to say all this because I think a lot of mamas are like me, but to me it feels that sometimes you have to either be on one ‘side’ or the other.

One of my most favorite people that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing once told me that ‘Yes, you can be a ‘hippie’ and like Betsey Johnson bags’. Now that’s smart advice – thanks Liz.

On doll news – I have six dolls that I’ll be posting up on Friday. Brandi ( lovely mama that works with me a few hours in the afternoon) and I are talking about recording ourselves and counting how many times we say ‘cute’ in an afternoon. My guess is over 200, Brandi thinks it’s more than that. Gotta break out the thesaurus.






5 responses to “yes, you can be a hippie and still like betsey bags!”

  1. Emily M. Avatar

    yep, i have to agree with the commenters in the previous post–playmobil is nothing to beat yourself up about! i adore playmobil–and lego too. it’s mostly about quality for me. lego and playmobil are both top notch in quality, so i don’t mind that they are made of plastic. oh, and forgot to say thank you for posting about where to get the unicorn fabric! yay! i don’t even have a sewing machine at the moment (at least, i have one, but it’s in a storage unit on the other side of the ocean). but i’ve somehow starting this ridiculous fabric collection for someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Emily M. Avatar

    eek! please excuse the typos in the previous post. my brain is totally fried…

  3. becca Avatar

    I definitely felt guilt for driving through and getting my son a grilled cheese, loving Coca Cola (me, not my son) and having some plastic toys… but then I saw some of the “crunchiest” moms I know, whom I look up to, doing the same thing. I felt better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to know nobody is going to take away my crunchy card! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. CanCan Avatar

    My oldest son wants the opposite of everything that I want. So I have made lots of mommy compromises.
    Favorite thing to play? Ben 10. A show he saw ONE TIME on Cartoon Network and for some reason obsesses over. It is a boy who can turn into 10 different aliens. Wow that is so pure and wholesome I don’t know what to do with myself!
    Favorite foods? Highly sugared soy milk and HOT DOGS (ack!). I’m a vegetarian! Why me??

    Also he won’t wear pants. I have to pick my battles, you see?

  5. CanCan Avatar

    PS, in addition to the “green” guilt, I had the “Montessori school” guilt too. Don’t let those other Waldorf mamas get you down! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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