This weekend was HOT. Even Bosco said it was hoofy. Now that, my friends, is hot. We escaped to the mountains in search of cooler temperatures. Turns out everyone, and their dogs, and their grandmas, and their longboards, and their lovers, and their coolers full of moonshine were thinking the same thing. We didn’t have a cooler or a longboard or a grandma. Just a bag of sandwiches, a thermos of cold water, our offspring, and strollers. Two strollers to be precise because the Husband thinks owning a double stroller is akin to owning property in hell.
So there we were, walking on a paved pleasant path, each of us pushing a stroller. And of course the thought crosses my clever little mind If we had one double stroller this would make the stroller I’m pushing right now null and void. Unnecessary. Then the Husband could be pushing both our children (together, at the same time!), and I could be walking with much more ease. Then all the energy I’m saving up could be spent on something else later . . . like yoga, Pilates, laundry, or maybe even tomfoolery. Dear reader, these are the thoughts I had as I pushed that stroller, right alongside the Husband who was pushing that other stroller. My thoughts, on this particular issue, I find to be brilliant.
This has actually been an ongoing “matter of discussion” ever since little Bubba came along and we became a two child (three if you count me, and four if you count the Husband) household. Even before I birthed sweet Bubsy, the Husband decreed, “No double stroller shall enter this house” all Pharaoh-like. So let it be written. So let it be done. And then I fed him grapes (that I had secretly licked and rolled in dust).
I didn’t think much of the law he had set forth because, let’s be honest, I thought I could wear him down. Well, it’s been almost a year and we obviously still have two separate strollers. A full on baby stroller for Bubba, and an umbrella stroller for Bosco. It all seems so absurd, especially if I ever want to go anywhere with the kiddos by myself that would involve the usage of a stroller. Hey! This could happen!
So I thought I’d take this dilemma to the people. I need your help/input. You can either say I’m crazy, and that two strollers are the wave of the future. Or you could say double strollers are the bomb, and the Husband needs to listen to his Wife. Then you can tell the Husband which double stroller is sure to make him change his mind (meaning not gigantic and not expensive). The outcome of this poll matters, sayeth Me.
I was thinking perhaps a BabyTrend Sit N Stand
Oh, and I will only think bad thoughts about you for like two seconds if you agree with the Husband. So feel free to be honest.