Sunday, 24 February 2008

this is . . . me taking a picture of myself in the mirror with my favourite accessory

Phew! What a mouthful!

I wouldn't say that Olive is necessarily my favourite accessory (I do have a rather serious bag fetish) but at the moment she is my only and constant accessory. The sling that I carry her in has definitely reached the status of favourite baby accessory, too. It was completely indispensible in Tokyo, where we abandoned all use of the so-called "small" pusher that we had bought in Australia before we left. Baby carriers are so common in Japan, in fact, that public toilets have cubicles with a high chair on the wall that mothers can unstrap baby before relieving themselves. There now, isn't that exactly what you wanted to know? How do I get myself so side-tracked?

Back to the topic: I like to carry Olive with me wherever I go. It keeps her happy because she's close to me and it means that I'm much more mobile than using a pram. I keep thinking that Olive will be too heavy to carry soon but my muscles seem to be growing at least as fast as she is. Maybe I should make myself another sling using more interesting fabric but hey, I live in Melbourne - the black has served me just fine.


Sarah C said...

My little one was going to be not my favourite but constant accessory - but she had gone to bed beofre I took my pic so the next best thing was the bag! Great pic :)

Kyla said...

Ah, she is really cute. Have a super day

Maggie Pie said...

Love that photo! I loved using a sling for my babes...I wish they still fit.

Maureen said...

Oh WOW, this is the most beautifull accessoires I have seen on all the blogs.
Why diddn't it came on my mind ;o)
I wear my children too.....and I love it!!!