On Sunday, I experienced motherhood hunter-gatherer style. Well, maybe not quite that far back, but at least pioneer style. No, I didn't go gather berries in the woods or find edible plants out in the field, but I did have to get my garden planted and I did it with my baby on my back.
I have definitely decided that humanity would not have survived without women (not only because we have babies), but I think that families would have starved if women weren't responsible for child rearing and tending gardens (no offense men). It is super hard work to get a garden going, let alone work a garden with a baby on your back. God bless those women who did it with little papooses. I'll stay thankful for modern conveniences like metal tools and Ergo baby carriers. I wouldn't have survived Sunday without them.
On a side note, if you're trying to lose baby weight, this is a great way to do it. I did tons of squats and I expect the evidence to be in my glutes pretty soon!
P.S. Not a photo of my garden (sadly!), just a good ole free photo from stock.xchng...baby is currently sleeping and I'm too exhausted to go outside and take a photo.