I know this has been done before, But with the constant snide remarks and rude comments about my toddlers safety harness "leash". The Child Leashes, Child Harnesses, Whatever you want to call them..
Basically the line of string or rope that is connected to a harness used to walk or control a dog, And now child because, umm keep reading. I mean it is the law, In California anyways. You should always have your dog on a leash. Especially when you have an ill behaved monkey of a child, I mean dog. Just kidding... I can’t just go out anywhere and my toddler, (Who is in the terrible two's, Since the day he turned one.) To not get distracted, try to wonder off or maybe even break something. Yes even with supervision. I love him more than words can describe, My whole world revolves around him. I can confidently say I am a damn good mom. But man is he busy. Not only busy, but he has no fear.. of anything. Anywhere, anytime and most any place he will haul ass at any given opportunity.. Like a bat out of hell, Off on his own to satisfy his curiosity. I am frankly quite tired of chasing him around far and wide, here and there like a damn cat chasing mouse. Better yet I care about his safety..
Sure before I pro created, Every so often witnessing a parent with a child harness on, I'd think and laugh to myself that their poor kid looks like a damn dog on a leash. But after taking a moment, Rationalizing that well, Maybe the little shit deserves it. Not my kid not my problem I suppose, and sure we all have our own opinions.. So before you try and shame me, Or judge and recite some smart ass statement about my child wearing a leash or to any other parents who counterpart. How about you mind your own business, Carry on and maybe follow our lead.
The moment Blake started crawling I was already searching on amazon for a kids leash. At least they have favorable options. He has a cute little teddy bear back pack harnessed to a leash that I hold on to. I mean I am already this far into it I feel they should make a retractable version. Reasoning why I decided to talk about this in the first place, I use this item most at Disney Land. I am that Disney mama with the pass and we go several times a month if possible. I am over the eye rolls and the what they think is whispering to each other “ Oh my god poor kid” Pointing because Blake's currently pulling on his harness. Well strangers let me tell you, Assuming obviously don’t have a child or one that is fearless, Like mine. Fast and Unpredictable. He thinks running away is a game, Because he knows I will chase him. Even trying not to chase him and seeing his reaction, It doesn’t make a difference. He loves it, He will run for as long as he can. Pretending he is a free bird or some shit. Giggling his head of the whole time. Topping it off, Blake is VERY social and friendly. He will be best friends with anyone if you let him. He is eagerly passing out hugs and kisses all day. The kids will hold hands with anyone who comes his way. So it's more than necessary to have this tool in the big crowds and long lines of people and things to climb and crawl under. Mind you, You just can’t trust people and children get abducted everyday. Explaining stranger danger to this kid is going to be challenging. Even now nearly 2 years of age, I feel he isn't old enough to comprehend that not every one is his best friend.
So this horrible leash you see on my child, Gives me some sanity. Helps me keep my child safe, and makes him feel he has some sort of freedom. Because apparently he already wants to be so independent, Wish that would mean potty training would be easier. Besides it's a damn cute back pack and I can hide his cars in them. So I don’t have to carry the 10-20 Cars he insists bringing with us EVERYWHERE around in my pockets all day..