Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When my son was very little, I used a leash to keep him close to me. He didn't want his hand held all the time because he wanted to be free to explore. However, if something intrigued him, he could dart out without warning to investigate. Hmmmm... he hasn't changed much in 29 years.
Our solution to this was to put a leash on him. The leash was comfortable and kept him safe. When I was out gardening I'd leash him to the tree while I worked. I know. I know. The neighbors used to kid me about it. However, we lost him twice and that terror lives with me still. Both times... once in the care of a friend and once when he was out shopping with us, I died a thousand deaths.
I see here that Tif has KC in a much cuter leash. The monkey backpack actually masks the fact that when Tif is outside she can reattach the leash to it. I'm still a firm believer in the child leashes and wouldn't hesitate to use it. I don't think we needed it much on Tif but Jon... oh yes... definitely. I wouldn't mind using one on him now if it would keep him safe.
Yes, yes, I'm just kidding.