Parker is all boy. In the old nature vs. nurture debate, I declare nature does the trumping. I never taught him to love trucks, balls, and tractors. None of us did. But those are, by far, his favorite. You tell him there's a passing truck while we're driving along in the car, and he nearly levitates from his carseat (the whole inch that his straps will allow) and cranes his neck to try to see it. He makes his mouth into a little "oh!" shape and looks at you like, "Are you seeing this?!? ARE YOU SEEING THIS?!??" The expressions on his face are priceless.
Parker, though I am all lady, I actually get excited about the fire trucks and the cement mixers these days. You, buddy. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
So, when Steve, Parker, and I were on a breakfast date recently and we came across a work site--the building of a new bridge, I think--we had to get out. It's like eye-candy for Parker. Better than all the blueberries in the world! Greater than a buffet bar of nursing! Sweeter than being surrounded by all the cuddly puppies ever! (Imagine all of them at once?! Parker-heaven!) There was beeping, and motors, and cranes moving high above us. Of course, he loved it. As you can tell from the pictures, he couldn't take his eyes off of it--except when the wind blew and he cuddled in close to me. And wearing him is great for those moments. I'll take it. Cause one day, they'll be few and far between.
You're a sweet one Parker. As your Mama, I'll try to always meet you where you're at and get as excited (okay, almost as excited) about trains and motors and sirens as you. I'll get my knees dirty and my brow sweaty. Cause I think you love sharing the joy and you, little bud, are where it's at.
This is my fourth entry in the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries.
I wear Parker in the Simple Sling in Midnight.