Saturday, 24 November 2007

Well, the winter weather didn't stop Zoë and I yesterday. It was a bit rough though. Because I wanted to do some heavy duty grocery shopping while out, I decided to pop her into her stroller instead of carrying her in her sling. (I did carry the sling with us - just in case) She was actually ok about it for the most part, which is unusual. And she was certainly warmer than I was since she had on her wool jacket, inside her cuddle bag and covered by two blankets. In fact, she complained loudly if I didn't uncover her when we were inside stores and was completely calm when we were outside.
For once, she wasn't what was giving me a headache. It was the stroller. It's a 10 yr old stroller that was handed down to me from my brother. It's in pretty good condition and I had no probems with it up until now. But let me tell you, pushing that sucker through the ice, snow and slush was hell. If I had had my choice (and the money to go with it) I would have gotten a stroller with tires that were meant to take on the winter. As it was, when the stroller wasn't skidding on the ice, it was getting hung up on the snow.
On the way home, I decided to put her into her sling because I thought she might want to eat. That made matters even worse. Since my old winter boots exploded last winter, I don't have a good pair of boots. I was in my runners and terrified I was going to slip while carrying her. I eventually had to put her back into the stroller for my peace of mind!
This will not deter us though! I can put up with the stroller if it means getting out of the house regularly, although I reserve the right to continue to bitch about it all winter. And this just gives me a good reason to buy new boots!

And here she is at 11 weeks plus one more close up in her Godzilla T-shirt.


Sandi Purl said...

u sure are one brave mama! btw, any excuse is a good excuse for new boots, i say!

pink_peony said...

Spent all of thursday night searching for boots. Not my most pleasant experience. Every where I went they were out of my size!! Not sure I am entirely happy with my new boots but the fear of falling was enough for me. I recommend the bay they seem to have a good selection of both functional and new boots.

Way to go Joyce!!! Queen of the elements!!!

Michael said...

wonderful stories. beautiful child.
congrats to the proud parents. You are all stars.
Wish we were in range to meet the little one live and in person.

go for the boots, it's worth it ;-)
good for you for getting out of the house, no matter what.