Our referral is coming. We are number 6 on the list and it could be any day now and prayerfully sometime in the next month (eeekl!!!). With that information in the top of my mind I have been thinking a lot about bonding and attachment, especially in how it applies to baby wearing. The traumas this child will know deep in his soul sadden me and cause me to want to work hard to be sure that he bonds and attaches. So I've been doing some research on the internet. Tiffany at A Moment Cherished has been writing a few excellant posts about what it means to bond and attach. However, she has not yet given specifics and therefor I have been left to my own demise and become: The Crazy Lady.
That's right. If you happen to be comfortably wearing your baby I am sure to pounce you. The more comfortable and confidant you look, the more likely you are to undergo a 5-20 minute interrogation about your current baby wearing experience, past experiences, and the best slings and wraps you have used. I will ask you if you like it, where you got it, how much it cost, how often you use it, if I can borrow it (ok, I haven't actually asked that yet BUT if I know you I will). No baby wearer is safe from me!
The most amusing part is that I don't usually like to ask strangers questions. I will wander around the supermarket for a half hour before I ask a question. It's just one of my weird, quirky things. I also don't like to order takeout over the phone (which is why I always get Dominos so I can order online, plus they have that cool little tracker and we live really close so sometimes it goes "out for delivery" right as the delivery guy knocks on the door. It's great. I love pizza.) Sorry, I'm on a diet, that was as close to pizza as I'm going to get and I needed to enjoy the moment. Thanks for sticking with me. Anyway, I have apparently overcome my fear of asking questions for the sake of my son. So the next time you are wearing your baby in the store, the park, or anywhere else and some crazy chick starts running after you, fear not. It's just me and I'm only going to take a moment of your time.