Babies enjoy being hogtied, Ben told me today, and we would never have known this if we didn’t know Sarah & Vinton. (Not actually hogtied, of course — just picked up by their hands & feet at once, while squealing.) We met Sarah & Vinton and their baby at Target about six months ago, and we have learned a great deal from them since. Here’s a partial list:
– babies enjoy being hogtied
– rollerderby still exists
– online coupons are worth searching for
– salmon is really tasty when marinated in white wine
– it’s possible to tell your baby when she’s acting redonculous
– ignoring the sleepbooks and putting your baby to bed at 8 instead of 7pm can be a good thing
– ignoring the “ignore-the-clock” lactivists and putting your six-month-old on a regular nursing schedule can be a very good thing
– “Thumbkin,” “Willaby wallaby woo,” “I see your heinie,” and many, many other baby songs
– the orange-footed ceramic frog in their neighbor’s garbage would look superb in our backyard
– Honey’s is the best brunch place in Encinitas
– the ambrosia salad at Seaside market is indeed ambrosial
– skateboarding is a good alternative to surfing because skate-parks have more flexible hours than waves, and often Ben has to do baby-care when the tides & winds & waves are right — but concrete surfing hurts a lot more.
That’s only a partial list. I’m going to keep adding to it as I keep realizing more things we’ve learned from Sarah & Vinton. It’s a pretty amazing list, really.