Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Mom's Life-Old School Style

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. 

1 comment:

  1. yeah, i felt like a lazy butt last year not wanting to garden all pregnant- because I know pioneer women did it!


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