Many moons ago (or so it seems), MIL bought me a Graco DuoGlide stroller. I was four weeks pregnant with A2 at the time. She told me it was a jogging stroller. I previously owned an Instep, so I assumed this was a side-by-side unit. Two days ago, after calling Daddy J and asking what we were doing (walking around the block with A1 in the stroller and A2 in my Infantino carrier), she got upset about the DuoGlide’s residency in our garage.
My best friend, J.S., talked to me about the concept of “happy little accidents”, hence the title of this post. One example would be discovering the Fisher-Price Pink Sparkles Tub does indeed have a drain. Damn. I spent six months flipping the thing over, and thought absolutely nothing of it.
I was talking to one of our neighbors across the street when Daddy J opened the stroller, and it unfolded vertically!!!! Holy shit! It’s a tandem. I’ve complained to EVERYONE about the thing being a traditional jogger for MONTHS—“Why couldn’t DJ’s mom get me a tandem? She never asks me what I want, she just buys it.” This is true—-of everything else. She was right this time. Score: Mama J-0 MIL-1. Usually my score is 100. I’ve gained enough humility in my life to concede to small victories. Oh, well. I told her I’d use it now, and I will. Today it began, and a product review will follow. Cheers!