Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
When do Parents Need a Time Out? | How to Carry a Child Safely … not!
My daddy gives me piggy back rides. And horseback rides. And sometimes he carries me in his arms like a baby. And sometimes like a Koala Bear.
My daddy is cool like that.
I came across another way to carry a baby that I wouldn’t have thought of.
“Mommy. I can’t breathe…”
“Quiet! Hey! I am on my way to Walmart. What are you doing today?”
” …. ”
“Yeah. They got a sale on ice cream sandwiches and Oreos. Petey here loves them Oreos.”
“Nope. He won’t eat too many. I see to that.”
“Yeah, he’s getting bigger and bigger by the day. Funny. No matter how much bigger he gets I don’t even notice.”
” …. ”
“Yeah. Yeah. I have a great car seat for him. We picked it up at the junk yard for real cheap. I don’t want my baby to be harmed, you know.”
“We’re gonna have biscuits and homemade gravy and mashed potatoes for dinner tonight. Wanna join us?
” … ”
“Oh and the ice cream and Oreos I am headed out for now. If they last till dinner time. He he he …”
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