I read today that John McCain said Hillary Clinton “flip-flops on Iraq”. Okay, it appears he didn’t actually use that term, as far as I can tell. But he did use the argument. Doesn’t he know that accusations of doing a Flip-Flop are so 2000 ??
That being said, I have been doing some flip-flopping (flipping-flopping?) of my own on the whole double-stroller thing. Here are the facts:
- We need a new infant car seat for the baby.
- We would like a stroller that the car seat can fit into.
- We believe we need a double stroller.
Or do we? That’s what I got to thinking last night. Double-strollers are decently pricey. Maybe not 2x a single stroller, but more than a single stroller. We really like that Phil & Ted’s E3 Twin side-by-side. We then need something we can put our Mico (yeah, we ordered one the other day) in. Preferably a single stroller.
Ms. Kaz leans toward one of those frame jobbies, since they are less expensive.
I lean toward a Zapp, because, well, they are cool.
Here are the arguments I’ve come up with recently:
- Knowing our daughter, she will sit in the double 3 or4 times, then never want to sit in it again.
- Even if she does, she’ll only be able to ride in it, perhaps, another year, due to weight limitations.
- 4 or so months of that year will be winter, so use will be limited.
- 3 days a week, she’ll be at daycare anyhow.
- 2 days a week, I will be home, and thus able to push another, separate stroller.
- Not buying a double will free up some money to buy a nicer stroller that the carseat can fit in, such as a Quinny Zapp (or maybe a Bugaboo Bee – I haven’t found any additional confirmation the Mico fits in one of these).
- The Zapp folds up nice and compact, and is easy to take on long trips.
- Once the baby can sit in a stroller, or at the very latest, outgrows the carseat, the frame-type stroller is useless.
- Did I mention the Quinny strollers as cool?
Our current plan of attack is to not attack. We’re gonna wait a bit and see what our needs are. Ms. Kaz also mentioned that, at least for a while, she could push our daughter and carry The Boy in a sling, as well.
Anyone see any holes in my logic..?