Tandem | Mommy and Me Monday | 312th ed
Earlier in the week, the weather was really nice. We had to take advantage of it and get out. The problem? We had a sinkhole repaired and weren’t allowed to walk around in the backyard. The solution? Let’s go for a walk when the littles wake up from their naps.
Except, they both woke up super early and super cranky. I suggested a walk, but they both just whined and cried about everything. So, we just went outside anyways. B wanted to be carried, so she went up in the LÍLLÉbaby Complete Seahorse. I put her on my back so I could help E with her bike.
E gave that a big “nope” and said she wanted to go up, too. While she was crying, I let her know I was going to get the LÍLLÉbaby CarryOn Iconic aka “my carrier” (as E likes to call it) and she could go on my front.
Despite the looks on both of their faces, they were immediately happy. They liked that they could see each other and they liked the extra snuggles and cuddles. It was like wearing a 60b weighted vest, but I actually felt quite balanced. More importantly, I was so happy they were finally happy and calmed down.
We walked around for a good bit while the older two zoomed past us in their scooters. Mr. Serious actually made it home early and came and walked with, too. The girls found their happy places and eventually wanted down to walk, too. Not before I got in some squats with my added weight. My legs and booty burned the next day, but it was worth it!
Now, if we could will that weather to warm up this week, that would be great. I sure am tired of my fingers and nose being numb from the cold!
What were you up to this week?
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Cutest weighted vest I have ever seen.
One of my favorite things about my Lille – it’s a built in workout! We had that brief tease of spring weather too and went to explore a nearby park. Thankful we got out and enjoyed because, like you, it looks like it’ll be a while before we see that warmth again.
Today I was going to walk with my two youngest kids downtown to run a few errands. The 3-year old made us stop in our tracks and wouldn’t budge. He wanted to be in the double stroller. At first I was annoyed, but then I thought a little more how cold it was and gave in. It didn’t take too long to get the stroller out, strap them in, and lay a blanket over the two of them. I “drive” a joovy. Together the boys are 60 pounds too, but don’t have two carriers to even attempt what you did! I got a a decent work out pushing the boys against the bitter wind, and no tears were seen.
Sometimes making them happy is way easier than the alternative! We drive some joovys here, too! And, you are right, that is definitely a workout as well!