On a recent trip to visit my family, the wee one, my dad, and I visited the local botanical garden. My dad lives several states away from us, but I did grow up in that area and still have friends there. When we entered the gardens, he said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if you ran into one of your friends there?” I told him that never happens – even when I’m close to home.
I actually started out with the wee one in a borrowed stroller, but after about fifteen minutes she wanted to get out and be held. I quickly wrapped her. She likes being held and she likes being up where she can see, so she settled down into the wrap. It was a chilly morning, so it was warm and cozy for both of us. And really, I’m happier when she’s snuggled up next to me!
As we walked along a path, I heard my name. I looked around and spotted my best friend from kindergarten. She hugged me and said, “I didn’t actually see you at first. I saw this [touching my wrap] and thought, ‘Jennifer uses one of these’ and then I looked up and it was you!”
Babywearing win! Not only did babywearing keep the wee one happier, it kept us both warm AND got us spotted by a great friend. What an expected side benefit!