It was just Anna and I in the house and I asked her if she’d go up in the wrap so that we could test it out. She was five, almost finished with Kindergarten. She had always loved to be wrapped and so of course, she agreed. I sat down on the couch and let her climb onto my back herself (since this 40 week pregnant woman was not superman tossing or hip scooting her!) and I wrapped her in a simple ruck that I could barely tie off because of my belly. We twirled and danced a little, and then went to the mirror to take a selfie.
So, when your toddler, or preschooler, or kindergartner asks for a ride in your carrier, enjoy the moment. Take a photo, breathe in their sweet baby (or kindergartner) smell, snuggle them for one extra minute. Remember, even when you can no longer wrap them to your body in fabric, you can always wrap them in your arms and in your love.