Thursday, January 7, 2010

Two-Hand Fun

Aaaaahhh yeah ... I've been having myself a little two-hand fun.

Is it just me or does that sound kind of racy?!  Is my mind in the gutter?!  Is yours?!

Well, this isn't nearly as obscene as it sounds ...  
but it sure is exciting to me ...

But before I share with you exactly what the heck I am talking about ... allow me to tell you the back story.

There's this hilarious chica named Laryl ... she's one of my dearest friends from college ... and did I mention that she is so ridiculously funny?!  I can't be in a room (or on the phone, for that matter) with her for more than a minute or two without absolutely cracking up.  She's my kind of funny, and I love her for it.

Well, Laryl is as practical as she is funny ... which makes a great combination for some serious laughs ... at with her.  Because here's the thing, I think we all wish we could pull off practical as well as she does ... especially in this particular case.  You see, Laryl wears rocks a fanny (pack).  She dropped the pack and refers to it as just her "fanny."  I am cracking up just thinking about the mannerisms / dance moves she uses when speaking of her "fanny."  Wish I had video ... because I am fairly certain it's one of those "you had to be there" kind of things.

Anyway, as a result of rocking the "fanny," Laryl is the one in our group who always has whatever we happen to need, and she has it close at hand.  She's a freakin' boy scout in disguise, I tell ya.  Do you have one of those friends?  I always wish I could be that person.  The one who carries everything we may need and comes to the rescue when we need it.  But that's just not me ... especially if it means carrying a backpack or fanny pack ... just not going to happen.  I just can't pull off "that look," and we all know what you carry is a fashion statement, right?

Well, as Laryl so eloquently points out, with a fanny pack you've always got two hands free ... for, what else, but some Two-Hand Fun!  And really, two hands are always more fun!

After three days of wearing Charlotte in the Ergo Carrier, I emphatically agree.  And after more than a month of figuring out how to do everything one-handed (filling my water bottle, brushing my teeth,  making a bottle, putting cream cheese on a bagel, replying to emails, writing thank you cards, even going to the bathroom) because CJV was too tiny to be in the carrier ... boy, did I need some Two-Hand Fun!

Let the good times roll 'cause I've got 1, 2 hands free!

Clearly, the Ergo is my Fanny, and I am loving life!

Oh, and I think Charlotte looks so darn cute when I look down on her ... all snuggled up in there ...

P.S.  Minimum weight for the Ergo with Infant Insert is 6 pounds ... you know what that means, right!?  My little peanut is getting chunky :)  CJV weighed in at 6 pounds 7.5 ounces this morning ... woo hoo!

P.P.S.  That little hood-deal-io on the Ergo ... is absolutely genius!  Most often I refer to it as the "crumb-catcher" ... many meals have been eaten with the little one strapped in.  At dinnertime I do one heck of a Rain Man impersonation to keep her content while we eat ... rock, take a bite, rock, ... but her cute head always manages to be free of crumbs :)

P.P.P.S.  Can't thank my friend SC enough for loaning me her Ergo ... these things may be fabulous but they aren't cheap!


Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

I LOVE the Ergo! I used it all the time on my front when Lucas was younger and it is SO nice to have your hands free! I don't know why more people don't use it! Now that he is heavier (10 months) I have to mostly wear him on my back... which is still so nice!

Emmett Joseph said...

Ahhh, yes, two hand fun. I think of that often...gotta love Laryl Sue!

Shell said...

I totally thought something dirty about two hand fun. But that is the result of living with Hubs for 7 years.

I'm so jealous of your ergo. I so wanted one. I STILL want one, since I'd use it as a back carrier.

SwizzlestickMama said...

Glad you are having some two hand fun!

I love that your friend wears a fanny pack. Really, love it! Wish I could pull it off!

Chi-town momma said...

Ahhh, the Ergo...the best investment I ever made! Glad it is working for you

Oliver'sMom said...

I thought it was going to be a post on pumping, LOL! By the time I heard the name Ergo with Ollie, he was waaaayyyy too big. I hated the Bjorn, killed my back. Tried the Moby wrap, too hot for my June baby. I think that the Ergo is going to be on my "need" list when we get around to baby two!

Jessica said...

Yep, the Moby was too hot for my July guy as well, but the Ergo... oh, I cannot say enough good things about it! You know how big SP is...and he can still ride in it as a backpack! Glad you got yourself one of those this time around. :-)

BJ_Mama said...

LOVE wearing the baby! But, I ALWAYS dropped food on Sam's head! oops.

Oliver'sMom said...

Oh, PS. LOVE the yellow color on your walls. When we get the new house you are SOOOO coming with me to Home Depot to pick out colors!!!!!

L said...

Thanks for the shout out MommyBrain! All those other ‘fannies’ out there deserve the same!

I do have some thoughts though…I’m so happy to see that you explained the fanny in the proper manner. Anything that requires you to ‘strap it on’ also requires you to ‘rock it’ and not just ‘wear it’. The picture you painted of me (although quite flattering to some) may seem a bit creepy to others. I pride myself on knowing my place. I’m not the fashionable friend or the hot friend…I’m the funny yet useful friend! And I’m fine with that! Simply put, utility out-weighs fashion on any given day - even if I look a little goofy.

Hence the fact that you must ‘rock’ what you wear. BE the fanny! And wear your fanny with pride! Your friends may walk a few steps behind you, but you’ll be there when they need you to hold something…because YOU are prepared for two hand fun! ;).

Emmett Joseph said...

Just saw Laryl's comment and I'm in tears laughing. Laryl, I just want you to know that I will walk right NEXT to you, anywhere, any time of the day. And if I get tired, that's okay. I know you'll have some insoles or comfy slippers right there in your fanny for me to wear :)

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