So I was reading this article on ivillage about how old is too old to carry your kids. I guess a lot of celebrities are still carrying around their four and five year olds. To me, this just seems like stupid news.
For one thing, your kids are only little for so long. I suppose that four and five isn’t really considered little anymore, but who is anyone to judge whether or not you’re still carrying your kid? What if the kid is incapable of walking (I’m pretty sure that little Kingston isn’t having a hard time walking, but in the interest of his safety from the media hounds, I’m going to agree with the article here on why he’s still being carried). LG loves to be carried. She’s walking later than her brother, and I’m sure part of that is because she often asks to be picked up. The Mini was an early walker. She’s slowly starting to walk, but for her, walking still isn’t as quick as crawling. But, she’s trying. I’m all for encouraging her independence, and she does do a lot of things on her own. Things that the Mini never did. But given his sensory issues, he wanted up off the floor, so walking became a priority.
I will still carry him from time to time. I’m OK with this. Soon, he’ll be too big and I’ll miss that he wanted to be held.
Unless all you ever do is carry your child, why push it?