THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU SEND YOUR KID TO WALDORF

Me. This was (is) me. I attended Haleakala Waldorf School from pre-school through 5th grade.
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    They think it's totally normal to stand in circles and hold hands
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    They think it's totally normal not to have a tv, or if you are a RULEBREAKER and have a tv, it's totally normal to cover it with a silk cloth to prevent its bad technology vibes from polluting your space
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    They think it's totally normal to have pictures of flaxen-haired angels everywhere
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    They think it's totally normal to grow their own Easter baskets from wheat berries (as in, the grass in them)
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    They think it's totally normal to knit cases for their recorders. And oh yah:
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    They think it's totally normal to play the recorder
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    They know how to bake bread and garden and compost
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    They have wild imaginations because they spent years making their own textbooks (we wrote and illustrated our "main lesson books" each day)
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    They think it's totally normal to celebrate holidays like "Michelmas"
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    They have extensive knowledge of Anglo mythologies, yet much less knowledge of those from other backgrounds
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    They know how to make beeswax candles and wreaths
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    They instinctually develop strong relationships with adults, because they had the same teacher for all subjects, for years at a time
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    They know nothing about pop culture
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    They eat aggressive amounts of nutritional yeast and Braggs liquid aminos
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    They may, at some juncture, begin begging for homework
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    They think it's totally normal not to take antibiotics when you probably need them
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    They think it's totally normal to refer to and discuss fairies as real entities
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    They seriously know their way around a box of crayons and colored pencils