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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bali babies

Mary next door must be half a year old by now. Someone is always with her, holding her or carrying her in a sling, or walking around the grounds here in a stroller. I've never seen her touch the ground. Remember when I was here with Clay when he was a year old, that people often offered to hold him. We'd walk into a restaurant in Ubud - and there weren't many then - and one of the employees would take him from us while we dined. I heard then that the tradition here is not to let babies touch the ground till after they're one year old. I'll have to ask about that, see if it's something on their minds now. [Bali baby photo off web.] - dc