Monday, July 07, 2008

That Job, It is Not What You Think It Is

Q-ster often asks to be carried lately, probably because he sees us holding the baby all the time. Just to liven things up, SwingDaddy added the fireman’s carry to the usual repertoire of piggyback and shoulder-ride, and the little dude loves it.

“Pick me up! I’m a fireman!”

SwingDaddy pointed out that actually, it’s the person doing the carrying who is the firefighter. Q-ster seemed quite disappointed. He hoped that firefighters just got to be carried around like that all the time.

Note: Thanks to Education by Wikipedia, I’ve just learned that the so-called fireman’s carry is no longer the recommended way to bring an unconscious or wounded person out of a burning building, because holding them at such an elevation would expose the airway to higher and more dangerous heat levels. You’re supposed to drag them instead – more here.

Totally unrelated picture, just because I like the micro dude’s octopus socks.


Mayberry said...

Oh, excellent socks!

Jen said...

I love the socks! Not sure if you know about this line of octoplush already, but I saw it this weekend and thought of your boys.

Jen said...

Hopefully the whole link will show up this time!

kittenpie said...

Mine is already unimpressed to hear I won't be able to pick her up for a while after the Bun is born.

And yeah, who could resist showing off those socks? cute!

Lady M said...


There's a Babystyle store in the local mall, and I've eyed that octopus chair for a long time! When it went on sale, it took a lot of willpower not to get it . . .

Mamacita Tina said...

Why do babies get all the cool socks?

Get info on dragging people out of burning buildings. You just never know... Remember, stop, drop and roll taught in school?