So, here's the deal. I like nice baby gear. I have tried cheaper versions of what I really want and we tear through them. I don't know if it's because we use it more often than most or because I'm raising Tasmanian Devils, but it's the truth.
I've had two double strollers since Lainey arrived and can rationalize both purchases well. The front-to-back was used at the beginning because it held the travel system and accommodated a newborn. Lainey arrived in September and with the holiday season starting a few weeks after, I had to be prepared.
Then, I drove the front-to-back version and realized that the side-by-side had its advantages, too. Enter, our second double stroller. I've used this one much more than the first, but the carriage is now ripped and the wheels barely turn.
Now that I have 3 children and this is the last piece of baby gear I will likely ever buy (promise, Blake!), I have learned my lesson. Not every one's lesson....mine. Buy the pricey stuff to begin with.
So, I figure I will have 2 more years with a stroller and will certainly get my money's worth with this new ride that I couldn't be happier with. However, when it arrived, it looked like this:
Notice Jack already diving in to help. "Case.....vrroooommm!!!!......car?" "Yes, baby. Almost like a car."
So, after about an hour of cursing and sweating and near tears (I'm terrible at assembly), I managed to push this bad boy around the house and it was magical.
Behold, The Bumbleride.
I linked to the site where you can see the fancy features. I think all we're missing at this point is a DVD player and valet parking. In another lifetime, I suppose. If you go on the site and look at the price, I have no sympathy for you. It's your own dumb fault. No one needs to know.
I promise! It's my last purchase! And, for the record....to rationalize....I'm the most low maintenance woman on this planet. I don't do my nails. Never had a manicure or a pedicure. No massages or facials or expensive makeup. I take care of myself, but on a budget and would much rather put my money into a ridiculous purchase like this.
We took it out for a spin through Cherry Creek North this morning and it was heavenly. She is a beauty, isn't she?