September 17, 2008

Subway Fun

One of the advantages of living in the city (I hate the burbs) is that I can take the subway to get around. With PK in tow, riding the subway has turned into an entirely different experience. For one thing, I need to plot out my subway route based on whether or not my destination subway station has an elevator. It's not such an issue when the hubby is around, since we can carry the stroller up and down stairs together. That, however, is not so feasible when I'm flying solo.

Riding the subway with the munchkin is definitely a more involved process. I need to allow for extra time to get from point A to point B. I need to find a spot to park the stroller in the subway car such that it doesn't get in the way of other commuters. I can't take the stairs or escalator to get to and from the platform. I am constantly worrying about other people coughing or sneezing around the munchkin, especially during rush hour, when everyone is packed in like sardines. I worry about whether or not the munchkin will freak out during a ride and require a feeding and/or diaper change during the trip.

Is it a pain? Yes. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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2 comments:

Fawn said...

Hee hee hee! That's the best part, isnt it? Not wanting to trade it for anything. :)

Is PK too heavy for you to wear? It's so much easier to navigate the world without wheels.

IndyComp0T1 said...

I do have a sling which she quite likes and which I use around the house to soothe her, but I do find that she is getting too heavy to carry around in her sling. I also have a carrier called the Baby Trekker (Canadian made!), but she hated it as a newborn. Now that she's bigger, she may take to it. I have to admit, however, that I do like the stroller. It's pretty light and has a great turn radius. That and it has great storage space!