Monday, May 16, 2011

Spontaneous Family Time

One of my favorite things about babywearing is how quickly a baby can be added to any family excursion.  Yesterday, a late nap meant there was no way my 3yr old was going to bed immediately after dinner.  It had been raining, so the playground was out, but the rain had just stopped, so I suggested an impromptu family walk.  Now, when we used a stroller almost exclusively with my oldest, this was the kind of walk we never took.  Dragging the stroller out of the car, having the wheels run through muddy puddles and covered with leaves?  That was a situation to avoid.  But last night, my husband put the baby on his back and off we went.  I brought my camera to try and catch a few good pictures.

Daddy showed the girls a tree that had broken in half and now looked like a tree growing upside-down
We discovered that the creek near our house swells after the rain.
We found our reflections in the puddles.

We enjoyed some quiet time as a family.  And at the end of our walk, the girls asked if we could take a family walk every day.  Sometimes babywearing makes family time easier to accomplish.  And when I see my 3 girls walking along with their dad, I remember walks with my dad when I was a girl.  I hope these are the times my children think of fondly when they are grown.
What does your family do together while babywearing?


  1. Love this blog. Completely touching.

  2. What a simple, sweet activity.

  3. Beautiful, AM. We're winding down our b/w days, but what a good reminder that wearing is such a great way to facilitate family time. :)