Thursday, May 14, 2009

Carrying Kids

I have been called the "strongest mom in the world" by a funny, friendly mother whose little boy is in Cami's class. That's because Graham likes shoulder rides. I usually have Rose strapped to me in the hiking backpack, so every time Graham's up high, she has his bum in her face & I'm toting about 60 pounds. Motherhood is natural weight training -- but it's destroying my once-excellent posture.

A couple Saturdays ago we went to Otley Chevin, because I wanted to get lost in the woods. It's only about five miles from our house, but it's a different world. Anyway, we were walking along the trails, heading back toward the car, when we passed a pair of horses with accompanying riders. A minute later we passed an older couple on foot. The gentleman, noting Graham on Jason's shoulders & me with Rose in the backpack & Cami on my shoulders (after all, I am the strongest mom in the world) quipped, "In the absence of horses, parents will do."


Graham with his trusty steed Jason in Otley Chevin

2 comments:

Ellen Fehr said...

Oh, Starr!
How glad I am that you have such beautiful countryside in which to hike! There is something wonderfully healing about nature. I am so glad that you and Jason are willing to share that with my sweet, cute grandchildren:)

{sometimes I think the verification people know it's me--the word this time is "messi" although I am less so than I used to be:)}

Cin said...

If you ever get all THREE on, I'd like a picture! (I won't even pick up Rebekah any more, not short of blood or other emergencies -- so I'm impressed by your weight-lifting abilities.)