Earlier this week, Milo came home with the much-anticipated Sophia, his preschool class mascot. She came with a bag of clothes and a notebook full of pictures of friends who had taken her places before- one of Sophia on a swing, one of her making cupcakes, another of Sophia in her pajamas with a different friend, watching a movie.
Milo has taken such good care of her; changing her clothes, setting her up on the couch under a blanket with a friend, sharing books with her, even tucking her in at night in a doll cradle beside his bed. And of course, he wanted to take her on a real adventure, so we chose the Magic House. I let him know ahead of time that Sophia was his responsibility, that I would be carrying Emil on my back, a camera, and my bag, and would also need a hand free (imagine!). And so, with a little brainstorming, we fashioned a wrap out of an old swaddling blanket for Milo to carry Sophia on his back, baby-style.
Oliver needed a baby too.
So the three of us, each with a baby strapped to our backs, conquered the Magic House- climbing, exploring, sliding, and building. And I must say (if they choose to be), these boys will be fantastic papas some day.