Jon came out, Little A nowhere in sight. We had plans of a family walk combined with language practice.
He spun around and said, "We could spend $100 bucks on another kid carrier or just use what we already have!"
Between my hysterical laughter and picture-taking, we chatted with our neighbor. While waiting to walk, LIttle A decided Mama's carrier with Little J looked a tad more comfortable. Jon said I ruined it…something about my laughing at them. Come on, how could I see this scene and not laugh?!
After we walked for awhile, with Little A on Jon's shoulders, back pack empty on his back, Little J, our daring child, decided to graciously switch spots with her sister, she wanted to try the pack.
She used it as a standing platform, chatting to Jon along the way. She occasionally turtled down...
And then would get bored and pop back up to talk some more.
Please keep in mind, we are already a spectacle on the streets because we are farenj, white skin completely sticking out. We were getting plenty of comments and congratulations on my carrying a child, "Ethiopian style".
Then add an identical little Ethiopian girl popping unexpectedly out of Jon's backpack, chattering in English, oblivious to the shock she was causing. I am surprised we didn't cause an accident.
Hilarious. We will do this again so we can video the reactions.