Okay, so I didn't want to use the word "leash", but there it is. And, I'm okay with admitting that my very active new daughter may indeed need to be, ahem, curtailed. To that end, I don't want it to look like I don't love my kid. I feel for the parents of active kids who must use the body leash to keep the kids from literally running away/into the street. So, I figure if you must go that route, why not make it cool and fun? Make the leash that holds the kid into an animal tail! You can go the full nine yards and make the entire animal outfit for the kid, making it look like you are holding the tail of a tiger! My kids a future athlete, he's a real cheetah! Takes some of the stigma away from what really is a parent trying to give the kid walking freedom of sorts but needing to keep the kid nearby until they learn to manage themselves. For the record, had I been tethered a bit, I wouldn't have had to announce my name in Kmart so often when I was a rowdy kid myself.
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