Today, we got the second-best Christmas present I've ever gotten (besides peeing on a stick, that is!):
Perhaps I should explain why this silly stroller means so much to me?
It's a story as old as America: girl sees other mommies at the zoo with this stroller; girl listens to other mommies talk about how awesome, lightweight, maneuverable and durable it is; girl begins coveting said stroller and vows to scrimp and save to get one when she's ready for a double.
Okay, so there's absolutely nothing redeeming about this tale. Really, it's a story of consumerism and greed. Except that I've literally had my eye on this beautiful thing for a year. After 8 months of trying, it has come to be the very symbol of having two in my head. It's synonymous with those two pink lines, and to me, that means a whole lot.
Today, thanks to Christmas money and saving, it became ours.
It's not brand new, because, well, this exact version with all the bells and whistles would cost over $750 and that's pretty ridiculous. Thank goodness for the miracle of Craigslist, because at less than two years old, this stroller was ready for a new family, and so we got it at a price that didn't break the bank.
For the next 8 months, I'll be killing its spirit as it sits in my garage until our littlest one is finished baking.
But hang in there, BOB, because in 8 months? Oh the places we'll go!
And to my tiniest sweetheart: grow big and strong, and know that your very first, almost-brand-new present is waiting for you when you're ready for it. Mommy has every confidence that this stroller is just for you.