I have to laugh at the latest trend of ‘baby wearing’. That was a requirement when I left my house because my stroller wouldn’t accommodate 4 kids. I always had one of my twins in a Baby Bjorn and they loved it. It was precious 1-1 time shared with whoever was lucky enough (or fussy enough) to wind up being ‘worn’.
Now that my kids are older, I have to admit I miss ‘wearing’ them. For awhile now I’ve been thinking of getting a tattoo….something that represents all 4 and the love I have for them. I saw a woman with cascading butterflies coming over her shoulder and thought it would be wonderful to have 5 with the first letter of each of their names (my hubby included).
If I could have Kat Von D from LA Ink magically appear in my house, I would get a portrait of the kids….she is amazing! But, since the chances of Ray sending me on an all expense paid trip to LA to seek her out are slim (less than slim) it’s going to involve some thought, money, and time to have my kids forever placed on my body. My goal is to have the design decided by my 40th Birthday.
I’ve recently seen another option to ‘baby wearing’ that appeals to me. Having a hand made, custom piece of jewelry with your kids’ names or family expressions printed to keep them close. I have seen necklaces by a local Port Moody artist, Jane Eskuri, and the mommies that own their ‘family jewelry’ are thrilled with her work. She has a Name Tag Necklace that is hand stamped with your loved ones names…a very sweet way to represent your family.
Another artist I’m a fan of lists her jewelry on Etsy! It’s like an eBay for all things handmade and is very cool if you haven’t toured around the site. Her virtual store name is Expressions by Erica Jewlery Design and the stuff is adorable. Lots of designs to choose from and custom pieces are welcomed.
The below pictures are from Erica’s site and shows the unique charms that can be added to any piece displaying your kid’s names.