It sort of hit me today, as I was playing with Margo at the playground today… Goldie was in a high back carry, in my Easycare rainbow wrap. Margo had her freshly tie dyed t-shirt from yesterday’s tie dying adventure. I had on these gypsie flowy pants… We were all fairly clean and properly shod… But, then I saw us in the reflection of some glass window and thought, ‘Oh man, we are just over the top today! Rainbows and tie dye!?!’. Oh my!
Nothing beats yesterday though… I was tie dying at this tie dying workshop put on by the Gold Coast City Council. This lady was running the workshop, it was her business called Aspiral Designs and she was stoked to help with the wrap! There was another friend of mine there with her babe wrapped on her back (she has an awesome parenting website, Parenting Central). I had Goldie on my back in the Ergo baby carrier and little babe started to fuss, so I flipped her to my front, stuck her on the boob WHILE painting the dye on the wrap! We were frantically painting, trying not to spill dye, and semi-pay attention to what we were doing. It was a busy place! There were lots of people around and I had to concentrate on watching Margo AND on painting my wrap AND on keeping Goldie in an acceptable position for boobing. It was a little tricky, but Goldie eventually fell asleep and the wrap turned out great 🙂
Back to the playground though, I don’t think I was scaring anyone though, even with my rainbow and tie dye. I happily struck up a conversation with the trendy young Maori mum, who was there with her two little kids. We also had a quick chat with the close-to-retiring age cleaning lady at the shopping centre. It’s really nice to share the moment with whomever is around. Rainbows, trendy, frumpy, gypsy, goth, emo… It doesn’t really matter, does it 🙂 We all come from the same place <3