"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." 2 Corinthians 4:7
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Yes, I'd like a mini-bus, er, I mean double stroller...
A mother of twins, Amber, advised me on the double stroller. “Test drive them!” If you have never steered a double stroller, they are monsters! So big. They “conveniently” fold up, but still can’t fit in small car trunks.
After reconciling that all double strollers were just big and that a side-by-side won't fit through standard doors, we were leaning towards option #2 (see photo below) and I had even found it on a great sale online with no shipping! However, there are a lot of variables we were still trying to decide between, so when I was in Ft. Wayne, I popped into Babies R Us to give ‘em a whirl.
Option #1 steered like a dream. I was impressed. I pulled out Option #2. Whoa. It would hardly turn. It was like the bad grocery cart where you have to plant your feet apart and start the turn wide from your ab muscles. I struggled with it through the aisles thinking, “This is ridiculous! I can hardly steer it and this is pre-kiddos and all their paraphanelia!” I came around another corner and realized, “I have made the wrong decision!”
Option #1 Contours Tandem
Option #2 Graco Quatro Tour
Two Babies R Us employees were walking towards me.
Employee: Umm, (trying not to laugh) did you know that the front wheels are locked?
Me:(shoulders back, chin up) Oh, that explains a lot.
Employee: Yeah, I noticed by the look on your face. Do you want me to unlock them for you? (Now both employees are struggling to hold back laughter).
Me:(Trying not to dig a hole through the tile to crawl into)Yes, please.
Unlocking the wheels will do a lot for a stroller. We will stick with option #2.