Sunday, October 23, 2011

No turning back

I sent my Jonny two emails yesterday. Each one had a link in it that I wanted him to look at. The first link was a Craigslist ad for cloth diapers. Thesecond was for a local CSA farm that my neighbor was telling me they bought a share in.

When he got home, I was talking about both of these things. As I talked - mostly telling him how much I liked the idea of the CSA farm, he already knows how much I like my cloth diapers - he started to crack a smile. One that he was not very successfully hiding.

"What?" I finally asked him. "What are you smirking at?"

"You know, if you buy into a CSA, there will be absolutely no turning back."


"You will be a full-fledged hippy mom."

And I know it. I'm not sure when, where, or how it happened, but I've slowly been making the transition, and it's almost complete.

It probably started with my unwillingness to take anything I didn't need to while pregnant. I only resorted to tylenol and benedryl at the end because I couldn't sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time. Heck, I even quit coffee.

Then I didn't use an epidural during delivery. That was followed by exclusive nursing, cloth diapering, and baby wearing - in a wrap, no less. Cloth diapering without a washer led to hand-washing (though still not my preference, I seem to find myself doing so every couple of days nonetheless). Then we decided on child-led(ish) weaning. Not in a formal philosophy, but along those lines.

And here I am looking to join a CSA. Yes, the transformation is almost complete. I have become *that* hippy mom.


Hmmm....I might have to look in the street markets in Camodia and Viet Nam for some suitable hippie mamma clothes.

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