It’s been two months since our daughter was born, and the time has been flying! Wooeee! To say that I’ve been busy would be an understatement. A big understatement. At the end of the day, I basically collapse into bed.
On Sunday we went to a birthday party at Baugher’s Farm. Only about 50 minutes away, in Westminster, the farm had peach picking, a tractor ride to get to the orchards, and a petting zoo. It was all free, and beautiful. Little Man was so enamored with the tractor, he didn’t want to pick any peaches, just wanted to stand there and watch his beloved tractor. I had to reassure him that the tractor would be coming back to get us after we picked our peaches, and only then would he follow the other kids into the copse. I wore my daughter as I ran after my boys.
Yesterday we went to Wonder Wednesdays at the JCC. It began at 4, so around 3:30, I rounded up the kiddos, strapped the baby to my chest, buckled the boys into the stroller, and made the 3/4 mile hike. When we got there the show was full, and we were told to wait for the 4:30 showing. We hung around in the nearby gym, and, amusingly (or frustratingly), when it was time for the show, Little Man decided he no longer wanted to see it.
I managed to convince him to “just check it out,” and we stayed for a few minutes. As we were leaving the building, we got a big treat. Immediately outside was a police Jeep, with a real policeman. He had opened the vehicle and was letting kids climb all over it. Little Man got to sit in the drivers seat and pretend to drive. He was in little boy seventh heaven.
These were both great activities: We got out of the house, got some fresh air, ran around a little, and, hello, tractor ride AND a police Jeep! If I wasn’t into wearing my baby it would’ve been a lot trickier, if not impossible, to make these outings. And that is just one reason I love wearing my baby.
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