I need to take a pic w/the kid(s) all wrapped up…been saving this post for that, but not sure when I’ll get around to it. I was just smiling remembering the story so thought I’d go ahead & jot it down for ya’ll while I was thinking of it. Perhaps later I’ll edit it w/a pic for you.
Anyhow this past summer a friend of mine introduced me to the wonderful world of wrap-style baby carriers. I never paid much attention before b/c I’ve always associated them w/attachment parenting….carrying your kid around all day & co-sleeping…not something I was interested in. Anyhow, long story short, I paid her for the fabric (basically just 4-5yrds of fabric..nothing fancy) & spent some time reading & watching on mamatoto.org. I’m very comfortable with two types of back carries & one front….thought I knew a side-carry but this past weekend realized i can’t figure it out due to lack of use/practice.
So this past weekend I was in DC with my parents, we went to the Museum of Natural History. I carried grace around on my back for awhile & when she was done with that she sat in the stroller. On the way back to the parking lot Asher wanted to be carried, so I strapped him on my back with the wrap. Talk about versatile.
So (finally) the point of this story: As we were going through security to get into the building where our car was parked, I walked through the metal detector with asher on my back. One security guard smiled at me, nodded & said with a thick african accent, ” That ’tis de African way”. I’m about as far from African as it gets (though I did make ogi once), but it was a fun little connecting moment.