Thursday, September 20, 2007
Leash Your Children?! NEVER!!
Yes, I'm ashamed to say, I was one of "those people"...judging before experiencing. I would see people walking their children with a leash and I would gasp and judge. "I would never put a leash on my child! It is just awful!!"
Today, after recommendations from other triplets moms, I bought backpack/leashes for my trio. They are monkeys that can be used as backpacks but have this convenient detachable tail/leash attached. This afternoon I tried them out. Mack and Sophie both starting screaming after I put them on but I managed to coax them outside and distracted Sophie while letting her carry Grace's backpack (we will never call them leashes :) I pushed Grace in the stroller and held the "tails" on the other two. I felt like one of those dog walkers with a dozen dogs. Mack would go too fast, Sophie would go too slow and then the "tails" would get crossed. It was...ok, fun is not the word...I call these times adventures.
So, after having children myself, I have learned that you should never judge anyone until you are in their shoes. Leashes may actually be a necessity!