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There are four of Them: three girls and one boy, little stair-steps all. There are two of Us: best friends, co-parents and truly in love. The Six of us have epic adventures full of laughter and love, occasionally containing tears, but always together.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Detachment Parenting Device ALERT!

I know it's been a while since I've written. And there are lots of fun stories to share, but I had to take a time out and rant about a ridiculous thing I saw in a catalogue the other day.

CAN YOU FREAKIN' BELIEVE THIS THING??!?!?!?!?!? Here we have a mom breaking her back to carry her child in her plastic bucket. And now you can get a special harness so that your arm doesn't get tired. snort Let's just do a little math here, shall we? Let's say your baby weighs 15 lbs, that car seat HAS to weigh another 10lbs (at least). Why would you opt to carry your baby in a plastic shell and add 10 lbs to what you already have to carry around? That is 25 lbs as opposed to just 15lbs! If the math doesn't convince you, then lets talk about how babies learn by listening to the voices around them. What could be better for your childs development than to have them right up against your chest like they were for nine months in utero. Or lets talk about why our biology screams out for us to hold them. Everytime we look at their little faces some tiny evolutionary voice screams out at us from our days past to PICK. UP. OUR. BABIES. Why is it not MORE convienient (and fun and just all around nicer) to put your babe ON YOUR BODY where they can smell you and be comforted by your closeness and be up against you? Okay, yeah, it does get a bit hot and sweaty, but the babe never grinds uncomfortably into my hip like that plastic car seat must. And the baby is just SO. MUCH. HAPPIER.

Whew. I just cannot stand detachement parenting devices. Message for this blog: HOLD YOUR BABE!

Tomorrow night: Fun pictures of fun activities with cute kids and even funnier stories. I promise.