Thursday, May 29, 2008

Stroller Stress

Decision: We won't be getting one of these any time soon.



Nate and I have been tossing around the idea of getting a double jogging stroller/bike trailer for a long time. We thought this would be the perfect way to spend time together, get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, etc. But apparently Jansen and Natalie don't feel the same. All along we have known that they probably wouldn't want to ride in one, and we were right. We borrowed this one from a friend for the day to see how the kids liked it...they hated it. Now, I think Natalie would learn to like it and put up with it after a few trial runs, but Jansen will always hate it. He has always hated strollers and swings and things like that. He was screaming, "Please stop! Please! STOP!" for the full 2 minutes we tried it out. I think he was really scared. Anyway, there goes that idea. In some ways it's kind a relief...knowing we shouldn't buy it...like seeing a cute shirt that you really shouldn't buy and then finding out they don't have your size anyway...it's nice to have the decision made for us. Hmmm....now where else can we spend our stimulus check...

11 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

so funny that he hates it so bad!! He looks MORTIFIED!

taylor and laney said...

hysterical.

Anonymous said...

That looks like one fun outing!

kiki comin said...

maybe you weren't running fast enough!haha!;)

kiki comin said...

or maybe it was the wind in his face cuz you were running too fast...either way, bummer!

Cassidy said...

you know what makes me laugh about mommy bloggers? the fact that they take pictures of their children, even when they are feeling like that.

Mom and Tim said...

I don't think Grandmas are supposed
to laugh at grandchildren in distress, but I couldn't help it!!!
I'm SO sorry that that idea isn't going to work - it seemed like it would be so much fun for ALL of you! Kiki's comments summed it up though!!

Annie said...

Bryan and I are wanting to get one of those strollers. I am bummed that they hate it because we could take our giant double joggers and run together! That would be a sight to see.

The Nye's said...

Have you ever tried a sit-n-stand stroller? We just got one. We'll let you try it out when you are here to see if it might suit your childrens (and your) needs any better. You are too funny!

Angie Sullivan said...

If it makes you feel any better, Evie is now refusing the stroller. She says "walk" (meaning she wants to do the walking!) everytime I pull it out! Curses! Now, let's discuss how to spend that stimulus check...

David and Kristi Gailey said...

That's too bad about the stroller. Your kids are so cute and getting so big. I can't believe Jansen had a tick. I had one on my scalp one year when I went to girls camp. I hope Nate did well on his boards. I bet is is nice to have those done.