Eleanor received a birthday card from her great grandparents with $20 and instructions to “have your mom and dad buy you something you’d really like to have.” I decided that I would let her make up her own mind, so Saturday morning we went to a fantastic kids consignment shop in town and I let her choose how to spend her cash. We walked around the store for a while discussing the pros and cons of various items that she found (and trying on close to a dozen pairs of shoes) before she settled on this: a baby carrier for her baby. As soon as we got home we went on a walk, me carrying Oliver and her carrying her baby (whose name often alternates between Oliver, Baby, and Lila May). When Tim saw her, he commented: “If you were looking for a way to garner even more attention than you already do, Eleanor, I think you nailed it.” And he was right on; she turned every head we passed in the half mile or so from our house to the grocery store. And to get there we walked through the farmers’ market, so there were a lot of heads to be turned.