Farewell to the double BOB stroller

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Leave a Comment

This morning, I bid farewell to our trusty double-BOB stroller.

I won't lie. Tears were shed.

It's been such a symbol of life in Stapleton: me, the two boys in the double-BOB, our lunches packed for a picnic in the park, our black lab with her leash dangling from the bars, a tennis ball in her mouth.

For a few years, the BOB was our main mode of transportation during our daily walks to and from every park in Eastbridge, Central Park, along Westerly Creek. It was the core piece of equipment during Stroller Strides classes (couldn't have done those lunges without it!). I'll never know how many miles it ran with me. It served as the wagon hauling our gear to and from the pool, all summer long. It made the endless hours of toddlerhood happy ones.

It came with us on trips: through airports, all over Yellowstone, countless mountain treks.

The days are long, but the years are short.

It's kind of fitting that this blog's transition is timed now: when I began this little mommy blog, I was up to my ears in toddlerhood. My boys are now 5 and 8, and the BOB collects dust in the garage. Every once in a while it makes the trek to the bus stop to collect the boys, but they're too big to ride in it. It was time for it to move on.

Thanks to the new Stapleton Moms classifieds section for finding a wonderful new home for our BOB, where it is headed for all new adventures. If you haven't made the transition to Big Tent, do it now. It will be so much more flexible and easier to use!