March 22, 2012
We raised the seat up two notches on Dexter's little push bike, but after our excursion today I am convinced we have to raise it up to the tallest position. If that doesn't do the trick, it's probably time for a bigger push bike. How did my little dude get so gangly?
I am determined to get Dexter push-biking next to me in time for baby's arrival because I am not buying a new stroller to accommodate 1 infant and 1 toddler. My plan is to continue to use my beloved Frog stroller by Bugaboo, and for Dexter to paddle alongside. And my other plan is to use this wagon, wherein I put the car seat bucket inside, and Dexter can hop on and hop off depending on his mood. Done!
For now, we're in spring-conditioning mode. The little guy is actually pushing and coasting the same speed (if not faster) than my walking, but he stops very frequently to comment on all the sights and sounds. He helped me deliver a preschool registration form to a neighbour approximately 3 blocks away and it still took over 20 minutes.
I consider it an investment in future people-powered mobility. I refuse to be the sort of mom of two different-aged kids who has to climb in and out of the car every time I have to get somewhere. I know to some, it's just accepted as the cost of doing business with little ones. For me, it feels like prison! Can't go anywhere unless you HAVE to take the car? I don't know... that just strikes me as lame, if it's your only option for mama-mobility. No thanks!
I refuse to succumb.