A few weeks ago I bought a Boba carrier so I could wear Sunday on my back and be a lot more productive around the house. It happens to be my most preferred carrier to use while mowing the lawn. It's also super easy to clip and go when I'm in a parking lot and headed some place I would need to carry Sunday (versus sitting her in a shopping cart). I really like my Boba carrier and the versatility it offers. So naturally my little ring sling has been stuffed in the bottom of Sunday's diaper bag for a while "just in case." But it was getting pretty lonely.
Recently I was out working on a project and accidentally left the Boba at home. Times were desperate and I threw Sunday in the ring sling so I could do some shooting while holding her at the same time.
And I fell in love with it all over again. I suddenly remembered why I loved it so much.
Sure, I like that Sunday enjoys it. I like that I can be productive while having her so close to me. I love that it is the best carrier to hold her in when eating out at a restaurant (before she was big enough to sit in a high chair) because I can wear her on my hip instead of on the front or back (which makes booth sitting/eating near impossible). I love that I can nurse successfully and discreetly while also grocery shopping (hehe). I love that it's a neutral color and it goes with anything. Okay, so we get it. I love the sling.
But... it is my favorite because it creates such a bonding environment for us. When she is in the ring sling she curls up next to me and lays her head against me. She isn't asking to eat and she isn't fussing herself to sleep. She is just content. It is our cuddle time without expectations. Just loving one another... feeling safe... being sweet. Lots of kisses are given and loving gazes are shared. And I fall in love over and over again.
With Sunday of course. But also with my ring sling. :)
Here are a few pictures of us the other day sharing some sweet moments. (Thanks for snapping these, Erica!)