Monday, October 09, 2006

African Piggy Back

Caution: Do not try this at home...


This picture portrays a common African sight. I am awed at what an African lady can balance on her head while her baby rides piggy back. It truly is an amazing feat! I know I tried it….thus the reason for prefacing this post with ‘Caution’. Thankfully, no one was injured in my attempt.


When Tori was a baby, I would often find her strapped to Elizabeth’s (our domestic worker) back leaving Lizzy (as my kids refer to her) free to do other things. The APB really is a wonder for multi-tasking.

Now this lady is taking the African piggy back to an all new level.

I only hope the chicken’s brood escaped their mother’s fate!
Chicken for dinner anyone?

9 comments:

gaylafriend said...

Wonderful.

Shanygne said...

so cute...I always wished I could do that, too...why are we such wusses in America??

Beth said...

That sweet baby looks like she can see the possible hazard . . . yikes!

Cute picture. Your little Tori is beautiful!

kelly said...

I think we'd all like to see a picture of you carrying Tori this way!

karenkool said...

African women give birth to chickens??? I've never heard of that! hee

I really would have loved for someone to show me how to carry my babies strapped to my back with fabric. I wonder if it would have been betten then the baby backpack I used ALL the time. Ahhh the good ole days...

Michelle said...

I never understood how they did this. They did this in Peru, too. The babies would stay on the mother's backs for hours...I dont think my children would have stayed still for that long.

I'm with Kelly, where's the picture of you with beautiful Tori on your back?

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Anonymous said...

When I was studying abroad in Kenya my Kenyan roommates taught me how to wrap a baby on my back like that (safely). It was with a stuffed animal though - I cannot imagine a 10-20 lb. baby for hours on end.
~Molly Oberheide

Anonymous said...

When we were in Africa visiting you I was amazed by this sight also - simply amazing!
I don't agree - don't want to see you carrying Tori like that (typical mother's comment).
Mom