I know my kiddos are technically too old to be in the stroller. I know! That said, living in the city, makes 4 and 5 a bit hard. They are big enough to walk...but when we walk...we're talking miles/blocks...and I hustle!
It's a well known fact that I never drive. Depending on where we're going, I weigh how much time I have to get there, how far it is, and what we'll be doing when we get there. Let's face facts...the kiddos have little legs that get tired, and I can't carry/drag them both home. So, yes...we still use the stroller, which looks like it has traveled to Hell and back...twice:/
Friday, we had 20 minutes to make it to the health club for tennis. No brainer-stroller.
I'm buzzing down the street, we're totally on time to make the 10 o'clock court time...the kiddos are being quite...which is a major plus.
Out of nowhere, this woman walks by us, looks down her pruney nose at us, and says "I guess kids don't walk anymore!" Ummm...what!?! Who the Hell asked you lady?!!!
Without missing a beat ('cause you know if someone attacks me, I'm gonna have something to say) I say "Lady, my kids do walk. We have 20 minutes to make the health club, and it's a mile and a half. Is that a problem for you?!?"
She was TOTALLY shocked I responded to her. Why would she be shocked? She was right next to me, and she slammed me with her snotty comment. Am I just supposed to let her judge me to my face and walk on? I think not.
When I responded to her, she all but ran away from me down the street. I wasn't yelling, I wasn't even mean. I was very matter of factly saying, lady if you want to stand here on the street and debate the merits of me putting my kids in the stroller, vs having them walk, vs driving...bring it.
BUT...don't feed me your condescending, judgmental bullsh*t unless you are ready to throw down.
It seems ever since I had kiddos, perfect strangers think it's perfectly acceptable to tell me exactly what they think I'm doing wrong, all. the. time:/