I’ve spent, and still spend, a lot of time holding a baby. My three children go almost everywhere with me so if one goes to the doctor, we all go. We go and sit in the waiting room and then I’m still holding him in the exam room, because gross- no way I’m putting him on that floor. If I’m learning a new song with the trio at church, I usually have the baby on my hip. When we go to Toddler Time, I’m holding the baby for the stories.
During a conversation with a friend last week I realized that I have a technique for teaching my babies to sit on my lap, mostly happily. I happened upon this by accident with my first and then kept it up with the next two because it’s part of our family culture if you will.