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Pushing your child to the limit

Posted by Kristen on April 6, 2009 at 6:24 AM in BabiesKristenNew Babybreastfeeding
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This weekend I worked at a craft show. Since I have a three week old baby, he had to work the show too. I didn't think to ask him if he wanted to work. Maybe I should have. Either way, the entire weekend I had about a hundred people ask if they could buy the baby. It's funny how babies are such a crowd stopper. He was a champ but it took lots of juggling to be Suzy Sales AND feed a baby that has some nursing issues. Nursing issues such as a complete and utter lack of a desire to latch, which leads to lower weight gain and general baby drama.

I had to laugh because people kept asking if he was a good baby. As opposed to a bad baby? What makes a "bad" baby? Mason is certainly an easy baby if you get over that whole problem of trying to figure out how to sell shirts and pump milk every two hours. Maybe some people would think that makes him a "bad" baby. He was relatively easy to please and didn't cry too much. In fact, we were able to put him down in a crate of baby clothes for a few minutes and he slept. Well, he slept like a baby. After all the questions, I wished we could just refer to babies as "easy" or "not-so-easy" rather than bad or good. Because with faces like this, how could you ever think he was bad?

4 Comments

phyllis writes...

whenever anyone asks me that absolutely stupid question, i answer "he/she's good at being a baby." and that usually shuts people up.

Donna writes...

I agree with you there are no bad babies, but I have been guilty myself of asking if a baby was good when I meant easy.

It looks like he didn't mind "working the show". I really like the shirt in the picture that say my mom doesn't want your advice, that is too funny.

Jess writes...

Why wasnt he WEARING one of the shirts?!?!?!!?

He is pretty darn cute...he could totally sell some shirts!

tara writes...

freakin adorable child.

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