I’m super excited that Meredith from The Mom of the Year is guest posting today. Meredith is one of my favourite bloggers, and if you haven’t read her blog, I highly recommend you check it out. The Mom of The Year is a thoughtful, honest, witty and account of the day to day life of a stay at home mom.
I can’t get enough of Meredith's hilarious blog, because every time I read one of her posts, I think “Yesss! Exaaaaactly! Get out of my head!” It’s like she took my thoughts, made them smart and funny, and put them on the internet. And since I love reading smarter, funnier versions of my own thoughts, I love reading The Mom of the Year. Plus, she also writes about a lot of other really great stuff that doesn’t remind me of my own thoughts, which is good for those of you who can’t imagine anything more unappealing than getting inside my crazy head.
So, without further ado, I present you with the following guest post from The Mom of the Year.
Fearing A World Without Strollers
By: Meredith from The Mom of the Year
When Laura asked me to guest post, I wasn't even sure where to start. I mean, her blog is really cool and all-too relevant. What kind of post would do it justice?
Then I took a step back, considered the title of her blog and promptly started to panic. Stroller Parking Only?? My children are 1 & 3. It won't be tomorrow, but we are going to be outgrowing strollers in the semi-near future. Crap!! Will I still be welcome at this blog?! And oh, BTW, what the heck was I going to do without my stroller?! Might not seem like a tremendous deal for those of you not currently rockin' the stroller scene, but the stroller is basically like one of those juiced up walkers you see elderly people pushing around (you know, the ones with the seats and the baskets and all)--100% totally necessary to my mobility. Sure, I stash the kids in it, but moreover, I throw all my junk in it and hold myself up when I'm too tired to stand. I love my strollers--all of them. They have become entirely quintessential.
I have yet to read Confessions of Shopaholic and a Baby, but I hear that as soon as Becky discovers she is pregnant, she quickly makes the mental connect that she can push around a stroller and use it as a veritable cart for all of her shopping bags. What do people do without strollers?! Where will I put my bags? The fold-up potty seat? My water bottle? Even if I decide to "go light", where will my wallet go? Chapstick?? Excuse me while I go hyperventilate in a paper bag over the thought of having to start wearing a neon fanny pack or something awful...
This could be a very ugly scene, people. I think my husband and I have sealed up the womb with no plans to birth more children, but this may be a reasonable cause to reconsider. Continuing to pop out children for the sole reason of never having to give up my stroller seems like excellent logic at this point. And this Mom of the Year is obviously all about careful logic and planning, so I'm thinking it's safe to assume loads more babies, in the style of Michelle Duggar, will now be on the way--all to ensure the continuance of the stroller, of course.
On the off chance that my husband doesn't share this logic, please, please, please don't shut me out Laura! I promise to always uphold my reverence for strollers--and your awesome blog ;)