You Might Be Crunchy If…

You might be crunch if...2I remember when the first person told me I was crunchy. I just smiled and laughed a bit, because, quite frankly I had no idea what they where talking about! And of course I didn’t want to look stupid and ask what they meant, so I did what any good American girl would do… I Googled! When I first read the definition I had this image of an unwashed hippy dancing through the flower fields and I was like “No! That’s not me!” Now a few years later as I look back I understand more clearly what that well-meaning person meant by calling me “crunchy.” And the hippy girl dancing through the flower fields doesn’t sound so  bad (I do bathe still though I did ditch the store-bought deodorant. My husband tells me a smell more “natural”, whatever that means… )

So a few weeks ago I sent a Facebook question out to my fellow “Crunchy” friends asking them “You Might Be Crunchy If…” We had quite the fun commenting the quirky things we do that make us a little different then some people. So whether you are a self-proclaimed crunchy person or still scratching your head about what it really means, I hope you get a belly laugh out of reading this list we created of…

You might be crunchy if...

So absolute unrelated side note. This is a picture of my oldest cutie from a few years ago. She would go into my garden and rip up a whole vine of green tomatoes and eat the tomatoes. This was just to cute of a picture to not use. 🙂

“You Might Be Crunchy If…”

  1. You Might Be Crunchy If your child ask for oils and a kiss on all their boo boos.
  2.  You Might Be Crunchy If your child has pretend boo boos just to get oils.
  3. You Might Be Crunchy If buying groceries is more like a trip with collection stops at farms, houses, and local markets then just a quick grocery store trip.
  4. You Might Be Crunchy If bartering is just a part of life.
  5. You Might Be Crunchy If you’re not so crunchy spouse has their own food and toiletries. (And my 3-year-old knows the difference in “Daddy Food”)
  6. You Might Be Crunchy If your child gives you, her dolls, the dog, her siblings and any house guest an adjustment using her play syringe because it looks like what her chiropractor uses.
  7. You Might Be Crunchy If you not only know what the dirty dozen are but so does your toddler.
  8. You Might Be Crunchy If your kitchen counters look something like it’s housing 8th grade science experiences. (fermenting, sprouting, growing…)
  9. You Might Be Crunchy If you make your own laundry soap, tooth paste, lotions, soap, or other such products.
  10. You Might Be Crunchy If your pediatrician doesn’t really know your kids, or knows you as “that” mom.
  11. You Might Be Crunchy If your child enjoys drinking a spot of herbal tea.
  12. You Might Be Crunchy If you use the whole chicken. (Chicken foot soup anyone?)
  13. You Might Be Crunchy If  you have ever slaughtered your own chickens.
  14. You Might Be Crunchy If you travel to the farm with glass jars in hand to get your weekly milk supply. (or to your barn where Bessy waits for you.)
  15. You Might Be Crunchy If your medicine cabinet, cleaning cabinet and food pantry all carry the same basic ingredients.
  16. You Might Be Crunchy If you have ever bought black market food. (umm.. no comment…)
  17. You Might Be Crunchy If your child has ever used the phrase “It has yucky chemicals” as an excuse not to eat something.
  18. You Might Be Crunchy If chickens, goats, cows and/or bees are just part of your backyard food supply.
  19. You Might Be Crunchy If your coworkers think you’re a little weird but never turn down your food. And who is the first person they talk to when they get sick…
  20. You Might Be Crunchy If you get excited when you find a dehydrator on sale… like giddy school girl excited.
  21. You Might Be Crunchy If you have ever forged your yard for mushrooms, edible weeds and berries.
  22. You Might Be Crunchy If  you have ever snuck into your neighbor’s yard to forge their wild mushroom patch.
  23. You Might Be Crunchy If hearing other people talk about what makes something “healthy” makes you cringe and it take all your restraint to not start in on Monsanto, pesticides, preservatives and food coloring.
  24. You Might Be Crunchy If you’re not so crunchy spouse cringes when someone ask you why you don’t/do….
  25. You Might Be Crunchy If you can’t remember the last time you bought canned soups, but making your own with your forged mushrooms…
  26. You Might Be Crunchy If you ditched your store-bought deodorant and prefer the alternatives. Lime juice or Coconut oil anyone?
  27. You Might Be Crunchy If you get excited about new oils coming in the mail.
  28. You Might Be Crunchy If glass mason jars are all over your house. (like I don’t think there is a room without at least one mason jar filled with salve, salts, or preserved/fermented foods.)
  29. You Might Be Crunchy If you know what an onion sock is.
  30. You Might Be Crunchy If Coconut oil is your first go to in most situations.
  31. You Might Be Crunchy If from the backyard garden to your table is your reality.
  32. You Might Be Crunchy If you prefer the term “lifestyle” over “diet” because it really was more than food.
  33. You Might Be Crunchy If you laughed and smiled will reading this list because it was your life.

What would you add to our list?? I’d love to hear your own Crunchy comments below!

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3 comments on “You Might Be Crunchy If…

  1. You might be crunchy if your friends cringe when you mention cloth diapers, so you dive into an excited explanation that these are NOT your grandparents’ cloth diapers! 🙂

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