Suri Cruise Will Be Too Big to Carry When Her Parents Say So (VIDEO)

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suri cruiseDoes it seem like Suri Cruise gets carried by her parents an awful lot even though she's almost 6 years old now? HuffPo just called out TomKat for their child-wearing ways: "Suri, it's time to retire your clinging-like-an-adorable-koala-bear act with mom Katie Holmes and dad Tom Cruise." Oof, harsh!

And then they compiled a slideshow of pictures of Tom and Katie carrying Suri -- and it goes on, and on, AND ON. Okay, okay! We get the point! They carry their kid around a lot, and it's totally overindulgent of them. The girl does appear to have feet and legs, after all. If you have your own skating rink, you can probably walk.

But of all the Suri indulgences, this is the one I can understand.

After all, it's just Suri -- there's no new baby to unseat her from the throne. She still is the baby. They keep carrying her around because it's cozy, it feels good, and because they can. Suri probably demands it, but they probably secretly love it.

I know I do. Holding your kid past the baby stage is horrible for your back but I just love the sweet feeling of those little arms around my neck. If you can get away with it, it just feels delicious to have another excuse to hold your child close. And when you're walking down noisy city streets, it's just easier to have a conversation with your child that way. Otherwise, their little heads are too far away and you're always leaning down and straining to hear what they say.

All too soon, Suri will be a big girl who doesn't even want to hold her parents' hands. Carrying your child around is overindulgent. Wonderfully, lovingly, back-breakingly, heart-breakingly overindulgent.

Are you willing to carry your child sometimes long after they learn how to walk?


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Rachel Schiller

Considering how much the paps follow this family around I would carry her that much if I were Katie, too.

Emily Kroeker

Yeah, finding your way through crowds of people can be tricky for a regular parent. I'd hold her too.

femal... femaleMIKE

They may be doing for safety concerns.


maybe she misses her parents and they feel guilty for leaving her with a nanny all the time.  


 Honestly, I hardly see anyone carrying their 5 year old around like that.  I see cuddling and them sititng on their parents lap but never carrying like they are 2 years old. 

nonmember avatar JenInNC

In her situation, I think it totally makes sense--paparazzi always following them, yelling, etc. I don't know about when she's five, but I definitely carry my 3 and 1/2 year old sometimes and I love it.

amand... amandasmomma

Screw the HuffPo, it's totally understandable.

Rockess Rockess

Honestly, I would be carrying her too if it meant getting away from the paparazzi even a split second sooner. Leave the kid alone. 

Anastasia Cunningham

This is so stupid. Comparing what celebrities do with their kids to what we do with our kids is apples and oranges. You can bet that if paps were in my face taking pictures of my kids, they'd be in my arms too.

CierraStephen Hatcher

If I was a celeb, I'd carry my child all the time. Gotta protect her from the crazy paparazzi.

Chris... ChristinaHall

Love, comfort and consolation of a loved one are the only reasons we need to hold our children so close.  As parents, we should feel privileged and know that we are doing something right when our kids both want and need us to hold them near.

nonmember avatar lilias

Totally agree! This is one of the wonderful things about having an only child, they don't get forced out of your arms just because another baby comes along. Physical contact and affection cannot spoil a child, make it last! I toted mine until he was 5 or 6 and never regreted it! He's now an outgoing, well-adjusted and confident young man.

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