4.05.2007

Stroller intervention

The treadmilling around family consists of two parents, two kids, two plants, and four strollers. How do I explain the four strollers you ask? Well, we have the Graco Metrolite stroller that was handy for snapping infant carrier carseats into when the kidlets were tiny, then there is the Kool Stride by Kool Stop jogging stroller for when I need to run but have a kidlet in my care (we don't have a double jogger because well I'd mostly rather run on the treadmill than push two kids in a jogging stroller, but that is just me). We also have a Combi Twin Savvy double side-by-side stroller, which was handy in the days when The Boy would still sit in a stroller. Our forth stroller is a Koolcraft cheapie $20 green umbrella stroller. So which stroller do you think we use the most often? Truth be told our most loved stroller is the Graco stroller. However, we haven't spent much time cleaning it, and since it has gotten so much love it is pretty disgusting now. Yes, we could clean it out, give it a little stroller tune up so it performs optimally, but instead I've decided we need a new umbrella type stroller. We need one with a storage basket underneath you see. Now I just need to sell this idea to my DH. Do you think he will be excited about adding a 5th stroller to our family? I'm leaning towards no, but when it just shows up at our house for use on our upcoming vacation I figure he will just adjust.

It is a good thing I don't have a shoe habit, because with soon to be 5 strollers, and the at least 7 diaper bags that have passed through my possession I have another problem. I have a baby gear addiction. Do you think there is hope for me? I suppose the habit will just naturally end since my youngest child is nearly two years old now. I don't think I need an intervention.

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

My first thought was, "Four strollers and two kids? That's crazy!" Then I quickly realized we have the exact same set-up. LOL

Jennifer said...

I had 4 strollers and 2 kids too. I finally got rid of most of my strollers...but I couldn't get rid of the Graco from the travel system.

Christine said...

I had several strollers for my boy, and my girl just uses the still functioning hand-me-downs. I have at times felt bad about this, but the fact is she is lucky that she isn't subject to my consumer confusion. At least that is what I tell myself.

Treadmillista said...

Just so you know, we didn't buy a 5th stroller. I actually went to Babies R Us, and looked at them, but ultimately decided not to waste more money. Although when I confessed to my DH he declared that we really only have 3 strollers as the jogging stroller is a "special purpose" stroller and therefore doesn't count. I knew I loved this man for a reason!