Sunday, September 12, 2010

A horrible affliction!

I want to share with you a horrible affliction that I, along with countless other Waldorf inspired moms suffer from...


Acorn-itis! 


This is the inability to pass by an acorn without picking it up and stuffing it into a purse, pocket, backpack or bra.


My family thinks I must have been a squirrel in a past life!

Happy collecting, (and remember...you're not alone!)
xo maureen




26 comments:

  1. Ha-Ha!! My daughters and I suffer the same affliction -- we've got quite a little supply going here : )

    (My rule is no holey or rotten looking ones!)

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  2. I do it too! And we just moved and I have 2 ginormous, beautiful, acorn producing oak trees in my front yard! They've begun dropping and my pockets are filling up. I really should start controlling myself. Ha!! I love whistling with the tops :)

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  3. Acornitis is hereditary too. My children also come home with pockets, backpacks, bug-catchers, baskets or socks full of acorns.

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  4. He he, you made me smile with that! We definitely have acornitus, and conker-itus, and autumn leaf-itus ...
    Oh the juys of wandering through natures beauty.

    xx

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  5. Oh, I really should check my spelling "joys" of wandering. (sorry)

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  6. There are so many beautiful stories and crafts which I find using acorns, I have to substitute them as we don't have acorns here in Australia where I live! but I truly wish there we some of these little treasures here,.... oh well maybe one day I will move somewhere were I can find them.

    Have a wonderful Sunday. xx

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  7. I'm so glad it's just not me! My husband hates going anywhere near an oak tree with me this time of year because he knows it means that DS and I will be going home with pockets (or baskets) full of acorns!!!

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  8. roflmao!! i'm not really a Waldorfer but i can't walk past an acorn either!!

    so funny -- glad it's not just me!!

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  9. LOL I always tell my husband that I must be part squirrel!

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  10. On Friday we had a homeschoolers picnic and the kids collected over 2,000 acorns in less than 30 minutes! It was amazing to see them collect and then count their haul. One Mom took the whole collection home, apparently her pigs LOVE to eat them!

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  11. You are so right, what is it about collecting,madness indeed, ha, ha, cheers Marie

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  12. I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

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  13. We don't have acorns around our home but we just visited my family and on our walks we collected a bit to bring home to make an Autumn wreath. Just tell people you are collecting some for the unfortunate that can't. We sure do appreciate it. :)

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  14. Oooh I agree! and conkers and pinecones :o)

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  15. At the moment our walk home from school is taking twice as long as we go by so many oaks and hazel trees. I forget to empty pockets before they go in the washing machine, so our acorns and hazelnuts are always very clean. Just think how fit all this bending down and picking up acorns is getting all of us!

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  16. Oh - thank the Goddess! I was just starting to wonder what's wrong with me! Thank you so much for giving me a name for my affliction. ;)

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  17. So true. Our nature table is covered in them!

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  18. i'm so happy their is a medical reason for this..... i got compleatly over excited by my first (rather green) accorns of the season!
    I was indead a sqiral in a former life.... although probably not a very good one as i hate hights!!

    We started on the Hazle nuts too today..... just at the end of my road so not far to go to get the fix!

    Happy foraging!!
    Pipx

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  19. yes, yes, yes.

    we are madwomen!

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  20. We don't have acorns in Alaska! I would trade just about any natural goodie from Alaska for some acorns...maybe a trade from my boys to your kids? ohhh crafty penpals would be so cool :) yes?

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  21. I am so glad to have found others with this affliction! :-) Now I can truly tell Hubbs, 'See, I'm not the only one!'

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  22. omigosh! That is so funny, because my friends were just making fun of me for always having acorns and pinecones in my pockets and car! Thats so funny lol

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  23. Laughing at the thought of your bumpy bra full of acorns!
    xo

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