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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