Many years ago when my children were still babies, I was told I was granola crunchy. Which according to the Urban Dictionary means; crunchy granola Noun. A person who is lives in a healthy, green, vegetarian way. This person often supports Greenpeace and other such environmental and anti-war groups.
Now at the time I was in no way a true granola crunchy, I considered myself more...oatmeal. I had home births, I breast-fed my babies and I was moving in a direction of healthy living for me and my children. But Greenpeace, anti-war...not so much.
This morning I was pondering where I was on the scale; was I moving towards frosted flakes or more toward granola. Since there are no guidelines and the definition of crunchy granola is ever changing, I decided to set up a little survey to gauge us all. Its a simple little test really. With point values...so keep track.
Choose one for each category or skip to the next if it does not apply. Men feel free to count your household choices on the ones that apply to women. If multiple choices are true for you, choose the highest point value for that topic. Here goes...
Had a natural childbirth in the hospital (+1) gave birth in a birth center (+2) at home (+3)
Breast-fed your baby (+1) 6 months or more (+2) a year or more (+3) a potty trained child (+4)
Used cloth diapers (+1) Until the child was potty trained (+2) Carried around a potty to train your infant (under a year old) (+3)
Carried your babies around with a sling or carrier (+1) toddler (+2)
Co-sleep during infancy (+1) as a toddler (+2) Can't remember the last time you had no children in your bed (+3)
Made your own baby food (+1) Never bought store baby food (+2)
Chose not to circumcise your son (+2)
Use a DO rather than a MD (+1) Chose not to vaccinate (+2)
Use herbals for most medical issues (+1)
Are a Vegetarian (+1) Vegan (+2) Eat only raw uncooked foods (+3)
Garden (+1) Organic gardener (+2) Eat only food that does not come from a super market (+3)
Have a specialized diet for at least one member of your household i.e gluten-free (+1)
Make your own bread (+1) Make your own granola (+2)
Can your own produce (+1) 3 or more varieties (+2)
Buy organic food (+1) Exclusively organic (+2)
Sew or knit clothes for your family (+1)
Recycle (+1) Conscientious cut down on household trash (+2)
Used alternative fuel ie. vegetable oil (+1)
Compost (+1) Vermiculture (+2)
Raise chickens (+1) Free range chickens (+2)
Raise livestock (+1) organically or hormone free (+2)
Have a beehive (+1)
Bring your own bags to the grocery store (+1) Make your own bags to take to the grocery store (+2)
Make your own laundry soap (+1) Make all household cleaning products (+2)
Have participated in an earth day clean-up (+1) Pick-up litter not on earth day (+2)
Are a member of wild life association (+1)
Are a member of La Leche League (+1)
Written your congressman (+1) Attended a Tea Party or other public demonstration (+2)
Home school (+1) Charlotte Mason Sytle (+2) Unschool (+3)
Prefer to be barefoot (+1)
Laughed your way through this survey because it was all to familiar (+1)
So...How granola are you?
Out of possible 61 points
0-5 Fruit Loops
6-10 Frosted Flakes
41-50 Granola Crunchy
51+ You are the crunchiest granola ever
HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERY ONE!!!
Post your results in the comments.