Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This is How We Roll

So everyone keeps asking me how I'm getting around - going to the grocery store and such with the twins AND a two-year old.  This backpack carrier is it.  I keep Karlie completely contained and on my back and push the double stroller for the twins, dragging a cart behind us.  We get lots of looks and giggles, and the occasional "oh my god, you're a busy woman" comments, but it works for us.  I've tried the two cart thing.  I've tried the stroller and one cart with Karlie in it.  Both of those options leave my little girl being dragged behind us with little supervision or attention; neither of which is good for anyone.  Oh yes, there are repercussions for those actions.  And let's not forget to mention the weight and lack of manuverability of dragging a 30 pound kid along with 50 pounds of dog food and whatever else we've bought that day.  So now, thanks to my $3 backpack carrier from the thrift store, my sweet baby can babble in my ear the entire shopping trip.  We even make a game out of trying to find the best looking bell peppers or whatever it is we're looking for.  Karlie's happy, Mommy's happy, the twins are happy, AND Mommy doesn't have to do squats that day.  Let me tell you, it's not until you have a 30 pound toddler on your back that you realize how many things are on the lower shelves at the grocery store.  Soooo, this is it.  This is how we and my three babies.  Look out shoppers here we come!

1 comment:

  1. I am a BIG advocate for the kid backpack. Very versatile, and the only way to know for sure where they are sometimes! While I usually favor putting the baby in there and the toddler in the cart, I can see how it makes more sense to do it the other way round since you have the 3.

    Thanks for linking up to my blog re: Haiti! I have been catching up on your posts and laughing to myself. I'm a WAHM and get a lot of ridiculous comments when I go out and about with the 2. I could probably do 20 posts on the comments I got when I just had one and was pregnant. Oh my, people are ridiculous sometimes.