It comes with a huge lump in my throat that I even have to talk about this. The days where my third child no longer wants to be worn all the time while we are out. He's two. I knew these days would begin, because I have seen them come before. But the difference is, with our other children, I was pregnant with the next before the child was done being worn, so I never had this feeling of loss like I do this time.
Does it seem silly to just feel so absolutly bummed out about my son wanting down to run down the sidewalk with his siblings instead of being up on my back? In a way I think it sounds so crazy to think this way, but on the other hand..it powerfully sucks.
I have had babywearing in my life for six years, practically straight. And now it looks as though those days are over...
Sometimes he would start to go up on peoples lawns or near the side of the road. "Do you want to go up on Mommy's back?"... he would say "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!" and behave. I would say "then I hope you are going to stay on the sidewalk then where its safer."
Oh my goodness I am using babywearing as a threat now!!!!!?????????