My sweet, silly, boy thinks it is hilarious to sit sideways in his swing. Taryn and Jude did this too. Funny kiddos. I can’t say that Ty did. 15+ years ago there weren’t battery operated swings. If they existed, I certainly couldn’t afford one. You had a big bucket seat (that didn’t allow for sideways sitting) and a metal crank that you had to wind up. That meant you had exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds to shower while the swing was going. I was good at speed showers back then. I had to be! It was a very different time to be a mother. No computer in the house. No internet. No Dr. Google. No online mommy groups to bounce things off of. No blog to chronicle his baby days. It was a very different, and more difficult, time to mother…and it wasn’t all that long ago.