Am a very cautious person. My kids, mostly Phillip, my firstborn, refers to me as the paranoid mom. I solemnly agree with him. As it was our family tradition, we were to visit Disney land on the 16th of September. For the past few years, I had an easy time. This time, however, I had an undefined fear. However, Bobby, my husband, finally convinced me to bring her along…and I was so delighted that we did!
Among the top rated strollers...
When you are going out with a baby, you have to consider several things. The weather, the luggage, snacks and the comfort of the baby. So on this day we decided to carry the big blue stroller. This was the product that we bought after reading many reviews on the top rated baby strollers.
This was because it had space for snacks, bags and also the toddler could fall asleep on it in case she got sleepy or tired. However, we were forced to fix an umbrella on it due to the scorching sun that the weather forecasters had predicted.
Disney they see is paradise on earth and I do not beg to differ. The place was streaming with families of all races. Sounds of laughter were mainly all you could hear. As usual, Phillip and Jamie started ‘crying’ to their dad so that they could go for a ride on the roller coaster. Who was he to say no? I slowly pushed my stroller to a position where we could manage to watch Phillip and Jamie having fun. To my surprise, Alice was sound asleep despite the noise around us. For some reason, I found myself feeling proud of myself for deciding to use this specific stroller.
Even if you own the best strollers…
In my stroller, I had several bags that were pretty essential. Many people, mostly mothers struggle with how they will carry different bags and not lose track of them especially if they have a toddler. These are several tips on how to get rid of this problem:
1. Pack your valuables in different bags.
2. In bag one, pack valuables like tickets, wallets, phones and even a camera. In a park or in a place like Disneyland, these are the most essential items, thus, when you pack them in one bag, you can easily reach them when they are needed.
3. In the second bag, pack the items that are non-essential. For example, diapers, sweaters, snacks and wipes. This makes it easy for one to keep track of them since one can easily lose them.
4. In the third bag, you can pack bulky things like blankets (for the parade). Such bulky things are required in special places thus when not needed, you can leave them on your stroller.
However, always keep the pricey items with you just in case of theft. It is a rare occurrence but you can never be so sure.
I was Afraid of Height
When Phillip and Jamie had enough of the roller coaster rides, they came back and joined us. Bobby bought ice cream for everyone but the baby. I really wished that it was possible for me to take Alice on a ride but according to the Disney land rules, children are not allowed on any form of Disney transportation if they are sleeping or sitting in strollers.
The next stop was the slides. I did not highly support that since I have a fear of heights but my opinion was overruled by the rest of the family members who ganged up on me.
“Mommy, we are only having fun, nothing will go wrong,” Said Phillip
“Yeah, mom. Plus dad can join us if he wishes to,” Said Jamie.
From where I was standing, it seemed like a planned gang attack. I innocently looked at Bobby expecting him to back me up but all he could manage to say was, “Come on babe, it will be fun.” And so I rested my case and let the boys just be boys.
Alice had already woken up so I had to find a good sitting spot where I could sit with her while watching the boys going down the slides. The activities going on around us seemed to fascinate her most. When Jamie went down the slide she jumped and laughed and as he splashed on the water she loudly produced a noise that seemed as if she was ululating or rather, cheering. Bobby joined us and offered to watch the boys so that Alice and I could go and have some fun. And what better place than riding the cars that were shaped as cups while watching Mickey Mouse and Donald the duck then going for a swing on the elephant swings?
By the time we were leaving, we were so bushed. Alice fell asleep minutes after putting her in the stroller. On our journey back home, all everyone could say is how fun the day was. I however, could only say, “What an amazing day, and thank god for the best strollers!
About the Author
My name is Kimberly, a mother of 3 kids, Phillip, Jamie, and Alice.