Hey all — how was your summer? Predictably, we’ve been mostly offline ’round here, but things have been good. After the fortnight of late fall (in late August), we’re back with some sunnier, generally warmer weather, and it’s giving the garden a chance to wrap up properly. I have had — due, no doubt, to my complete neglect of the plants this year — probably the best tomato crop I can remember at this house. Sadly I don’t really have time to can but I’m thinking some freezer salsa probably won’t go amiss. Our various critters have settled into fall with abandon. (Translation: the kittens love napping in the lower-angled sunshine, the dog loves napping on the lawn in the wind. Wow, our pets are lazy.)
Something I wanted to document for the world at large: my thoughts on carrying a baby in a woven wrap. There’s a gazillion sites dedicated to the wonders of baby-wearing, and most of them echo the same messages, over and over. Namely that it’s so much more comfortable, that it doesn’t take as long as you think, that it’s more ergonomic for baby, yadda. I’m not here to argue or agree with any of it, but I will point out two things that I feel are relevant, that mysteriously not a single site (that I’ve read anyway) has mentioned:
- The hair-pulling. Throw a baby on your back (or at least my baby), and even with your hair clipped up there will be violent tugging, and probably of single strands. The backward necklace helped to assuage that once I got her properly wrapped, but I have no idea how all those YouTube baby wearers with long, untied hair manage it. Yow.
- The drooling. Seriously. Back carry = tank top only, due to the copious amount of drool that slathered my back. This would possibly be kind of refreshing on a hotter day. Possibly.
Anyhow, just a heads-up if you’re wondering what to wear.
Other than that, things have been pretty hum drum in the best possible way. Our lives have a rhythm these days, albeit one that doesn’t leave much room for my former pastimes, and there’s changes on the horizon that I’m both excited about and dreading.
Bring it on, Autumn! This year just keeps getting better.