Today, I tell you of my stroller dilemma. Remember that lovely trip to Disney World I briefly mentioned? It ended with the airline destroying our beloved jogging stroller. Did you know that when the airline makes you sign that little slip saying they're not responsible for damages to car seats or strollers they really mean it?
We previously had this one:
In red, though. So that when I wore my red Gore-Tex and put MJ in her red winter coat, it really looked like we had a theme going. Although I would not have bought the fixed wheel in retrospect, I otherwise loved it. A lot cheaper than the BoB and a great stroller.
So now I have to decide what to do. We have a cheap umbrella stroller that barely makes it down city sidewalks, and with winter coming (or here) we need something more substantial. My question: do I buy another single stroller? Or do I buy a double thinking we'll fill it sometime soon? And then walk around looking like I lost one of my kids and didn't notice? They have those fancy-schmancy strollers that convert from one seat to two, but that would require MJ sitting underneath an infant at some point, and I can't imagine her being willing to not be able to see what's going on.
The truth of the matter is, we need something to contain her. Although she is physically able to exist without a stroller in many scenarios, she likes to run wildly away. Twice this week I've had strangers tell me they've never seen a child that young move that fast. I have no basis for comparison, but DH blamed it on the fact that I drank coffee when I was pregnant with her. So it seems it is not really the airline's fault that we need a new stroller, as they made me agree to with my signature, but instead my bad caffeine habits.