i wanted to add a post saying i do get positive comments, all of the time. like punky, i live in a progressive area, where a baby in any sort of sling is pretty commonplace. thats is why negative comments are so shocking to me!
the most wonderful comments *ever* was from a vey old man in chinatown. i was wearing my sleeping son in an embroidered meitai i had just purchased. We went into the little store where this man was, and he said many things in cantonese to a woman. The proceeded to try and translate what they said, and asked , in broken english:
"how much did you pay for that (meitai)?"
and i said, 'oh, about 30 dollars'
and he said, "see, you pay only $30 for your child to have a long happy life filled with love!"
whenever tristan and i frequent chinatown in the meitai, we get nothing but the most adoring looks and comments from a people whose own children have mostly abandoned the practice in our country. it is shocking to walk up and down the hills of SF, wearing and nursing my son, and to look across the street at another family with a giant plastic stroller and bottles and big diaper bags and crying babies, pushing it all up the concrete hill!
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