Saturday, April 9, 2011

Amouti Revisited

Today I spent a hour or so exchanging the winter clothes for the spring clothes. Maybe a bad idea, because right now it is snowing!!

I found my amouti in the bottom of the outdoor winter clothing storage bin. Hunter pretty much lived in it the first two winters of his life. I loved to amaaq him. He would cuddle in and fall asleep almost immediately. If he was upset or having problems settling down before bed, I would just put him in there for a few minutes and right away he was happy as could be. I miss putting him in there and heading out for walks. It was a real pleasant time for the two of us.

Cavan was another story. Every time I tried to pack him, he would pitch an absolute fit! Screaming, kicking.... and I was heartbroken. He did amaaq a bit better in my packing shirt and packing vest, but never anything like Hunter.

When Hunter saw my amouti, I asked him if he know what it was. His eyes lit up immediately and he exclaimed, "Amaaq!" He climbed right on in!! He snuggled right in to me. Now if only he didn't weight nearly 40lbs, I would have gone for a nice long walk with him.

Happy to amaaq with mom again:

I miss this:

Of course, once Cavan saw Hunter having some fun, he wanted in on it too:

But it wasn't long before he pitched a fit and wanted back out again.

This almost makes me wish Matt hadn't had a vasectomy. I would love to amaaq another little baby around in my amouti again!

10 comments:

Way Way Up said...

Revsisited? lol

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

ahahah Another reason why I should blog after 10pm....

yukonkennie said...

should or shouldn't :-)

Tigger said...

I gave my sling to my sister-with mixed emotions....Peekaboo practically lived in it for two years :( They get 'big' so soon....

Morena said...

I'm going to miss it too when it's over, but not enough to go for number three! Amouti is still my favorite part of living in the north.

Gen said...

Awe, what a sweet post! Well, maybe one day you'll be popping a grandchild in there! :)

Aida said...

for most part, i still wear my kids in the amauti but mostly Ben, but Ben is only 28 lbs. Ava is too tall for it and she gets into this awkward positions that makes both of us uncomfortable. but our amauti days are pretty much over..i rarely wear Ben unless its super cold outside and i dont feel like dressing him in multiple layers while just doing go the store.

Megan said...

Women in Inuvik don't wear amouti, they pack their kids inside their shirts. They wear oversized button-up shirts, tie them tightly in the front, and pack the wee ones into the back.

I didn't see an amouti until I moved to Yellowknife, and I remember thinking it was a perfect winter coat for new moms.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Same thing actually in Kugluktuk Megan!! Amouti's were making a come back though. More young women were choosing to wear them instead of the mother hubbards.

noinvitationrequired said...

I agree with Morena, my amouti is one of my favorite things from the north. I'm hoping that I get a chance to bring it back out next winter with the new baby - although I'm sure Hanna would jump in if given the chance!