Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Too Many Hippies

Driving down the road with Camille in the seat next to me, she looks my way and says, "There are just too many hippies in the world!" I have to laugh, but then I consider, what does she think a hippie is? I didn't spy any peace signs, long hair, rainbows. I wrack my brain for times where she may have encountered hippies. Maybe when Kip, with his groovy head wrap says "Peace out." on Napoleon Dynamite. Maybe her mother.

I have to admit, I had a hippie year not all that long ago. It changed my outlook forever. I home-schooled my kids, learned a lot about essential oils, and got a bad case of disestablishmentarianism which hasn't entirely gone away. I did not take to tie-dye in a big way, not one peace sign involved, but there you have it. So, I still treat my ailments with oils, and I still wish that things were simple enough that homeschooling could be the greatest answer for us, but, you know, there are too many hippies in the world!

4 comments:

Nanette said...

I have my hippie moments too-its hard to work in a wellness spa and not fall in love with essential oils and alternative medicine. I love homemade soap and I would wear sandals all year long if I could (I actually did when I was pregnant, it wasn't half bad).

Becky said...

please ask her what a hippie is so we can all chuckle over it! who knows, i may be more hippie than I realized. during our move, I definitely went through the no makeup/granola phase----but i do continue to wear a bra, i think that might be a hippie deal breaker.

Crazy Uncle Ryan said...

No, I can't really say I ever had a hippie moment or phase or anything.

AO said...

I TOTALLY was meant to be a hippie in so many ways :)