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#1 of 3 Old 08-19-2006, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
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I am nearly giddy. First, when walking into the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair (in Gaithersburg, MD) we met a very cool mama and her adorable kiddoes. She was really nice and we chatted about slings for a little while (I was wearing a BabyHawk mei tai) she had an Ergo. She even lived near us and we exchanged numbers and agreed to get together. I was ABOUT to ask her if she ever heard of Mothering and then I just thought that would be too creepy or something so I stopped.


we were walking towards an outdoor BBQ stand for lunch and I almost tripped myself when I spotted a father sitting down wearing a baby in a Maya sling! Yeesh even my dh has only donned one of those 2 or 3 times lol. We sat down at the empty picnic table which was next to his and dh whispered "Hey hon, look... *I* did that that one time, remember?!?!" (it was so cute... I was like, "yes honey, I was so proud of you" (dh is avid babywearer but he's an Ergo guy... not nearly as comfortable with his manhood as he could be, apparently, lol!)). ANYWAY... a mama and her - gasp! - long-haired little boy with the greatest curls you ever saw sat down and just then the father pulled this adorable little chunk of a baby out of the Maya wrap and yep.... a GIANT cloth diaper bum. So I couldn't help myself and just said something like, "Your baby is adorable". Then she said she saw me wearing a mei tai and was impressed with how easily I got ds off my back when we sat down and that she wants to bring hers out again and figure out how to use it. I said I'd be the same way but had a friend show me how and that made it easy from then on. We chatted for a moment about slings and cloth diapers. But then the kids were hungry and we refocused on getting everyone lunch. They got up to leave before I could say anything.

You all have NO IDEA that this is totally like lightning striking twice in my area, lol.

Anyway..... just wonderin if anyone at the fair today saw a mama carrying an 18 month old on her back, pushing a stroller loaded with stuff, and trying to catch up to a dh and two 4 year-olds (boy and girl) trying to get to the tractor pull on time.
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I'm in Maryland, but I wasn't at the Mont. Co. Fair! Cool that you ran into some possible MDCers! You should definitely post this in the Maryland FYT area, if you haven't already!
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I'm also in Montgomery County, Maryland but I avoid that fair like the plague. I am not surprised that you saw so many crunchy families though, there are a lot of us!
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