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.
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That is so endearing. And you are so courageous – three kids to the children’s museum! Woohoo!
Oliver’s kid must take after the mom’s side of the family.
I love it! But did they go down slides with their babies on their backs? 😉
Amy- they did! I guess their babies must be sturdier than most!
that is so so precious.
and seeing how loving and gentle and playful you and your hubby are with them, there’s no doubt your boys will be amazing papas one day (if they choose).
That’s so cute, I love the sling carriers! What a fun idea to teach responsibility, and I do love how often you guys go someplace fun.
Oh my, how I love this! Adorable. I love the childhood your children are having. It’s magical.
this is the cutest thing.
What cute boys! They most definitely will make amazing papas one day if the choose to do so. They are going to make someone very happy with their loving hearts as well. Once again I must say what an amazing mother you are.
What amazing little men you are raising! Kudos to you, momma, for your patience and imagination.