I had to share this story. I was at my local Jewel (a run-of-the-mill grocery store/chain in Chicagoland) today and wearing my son in the sling as I pushed the cart around getting groceries. Several people commented that Nathaniel was cute, but one woman commented further. She said that it was great to see me wearing the baby so close to me, since "American" (her quotes) women are rarely seen doing it. I just thought it was cool that a random stranger would comment (and comment approvingly!) on my parenting style. Of course, I think this woman should shop at Trader Joe's more often, because every time I go in there, I invariably see at least 1 other woman wearing a baby in a Hip Hammock, Bjorn or something else.
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7/16/03 at 11:04pm