For those of you who don't know, Hmong people are really awesome, and they make really beautiful things, even if they're primarily practical things. One such thing is called a dai nyia, known to us Miskas folk as a baby carrier. I've seen more Hmong ladies (and occasionally men) than I can recall walking around with a baby strapped to themselves with one of these things, so imagine my glee when dear friends from my last mission area sent one to me (along with some adorable hand-knit beanies) to use with our own little Bobo! It was delightful, and he seemed to enjoy it.
|I LOVE IT I AM GOING TO TAKE IT EVERYWHERE.|
|And here we have the perhaps more commonly used Bobo-on-back variation. It's quite something to see Hmong people strap a baby on like this by themselves. At the moment I still require Wifely assistance.|
We so love our little CAG! What a delight it is to see his face light up when he hears my voice or sees me walking down the stairs.
[Also, in case you're wondering, it IS possible to write a blogpost with a kicking baby in your lap. Occasionally challenging, but definitely possible.]