Thursday, August 16, 2007

Help!

The world's largest double stroller has to go.....soon. Seriously, it is a moment away from completely dying on me and leaving me stranded (possibly in front of the duck's house) with two babies to haul home in the 100 degree heat (actually we walk early in the morning when it is a cool 92 degrees).


The problem is that I need a double jogging stroller that:

1.folds easy and fits in the trunk of my car

2. fits through doorways of stores

3.Has a car seat adaptable bar for Evelyn's car seat (I am super paranoid about jolting Evelyn's neck around and want her in the car seat while in the jogging stroller until she is at the very least six months old. When you pay big bucks to strengthen one child's neck muscles you hate to ruin the other child's neck by bouncing her along in a jogging stroller too early)


Add these three things together and you come up with a double stroller that costs approximately the same as a small country. The sweet husband here at casa de phillips keeps telling me to buy what I need, especially since I use a stroller ALL THE TIME. However, I feel a bit guilty about plunking down such a large chunk of change when I bring no income into our lovely home. I am trying to look at every possible way to find the stroller I want at a cheap, reasonable price before running off to our local specialty shop and buying the Cadillac of all double jogging strollers. I have searched Ebay, where used strollers are going for as much as new ones, and have read page after page of items for sale on Craigslist (and fought the urge to buy tons of stuff I don't need just because the seller is so close)....only to come up with nothing.


I have now resorted to my blog. Here is a picture of the jogging stroller I am looking at:

It is the BOB Revolution Duallie Jogging Stroller. Dear readers, if you or someone you know has a double jogging stroller by BOB and are wanting to rid themselves of it, please let me know.

Otherwise I might sell a kidney to offset the cost of my purchase...

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

sorry, I don't have one of these to comment. Does this one had a place for an infant carrier?

I know you feel guilty but if its something you use all the time then go for it. It's not like you are wasting your money on something that will go to waste.

margk said...

You need to go for it. Take it from someone who bought all the wrong baby stuff the first time around because it matched her house and color preferences. Buy what you need because you will use it and not have to hassle. Honestly, when I saw your stroller at Kidz Muze I was surprised that that wasn't the largest ever double stroller that you have been referring to. Patrick wanted to be in his stroller for so long that we joked about buying him a wheelchair. Now, Nicholas (that we bought the super expensive new stroller for) is another story...

JenniferReinsch said...

You'll never guess what I saw in the mall today...it was your dream stroller. There was a group of moms doing what I am guessing is a Mommy and Me workout because it involved saying the alphabet and ring-around-the-rosies. One of the moms had twins in that stroller in orange. I tried to distract her so that I could steal the stroller (sans babies of course), but alas, it didn't work.

Anonymous said...

I know a guy named Vinnie who will "pick one up" for you if you slip me a couple of c-notes....

peanut

Lauren Seibold said...

Please do not be apologetic at all about your "anti-duck" maneuver you mentioned in your previous entry (I've been away from my internet for a few days and am just now catching up on the latest on Tobe's and Lynley's life!)...Fear of birds (any kind, really, except penguins) is a healthy, God-given instinct!! Your blog is hysterical!! Hope the duck goes back to the (far-away) pond soon!

stacey said...

i would try all the consignment sales coming up. if you volunteer or donate, you get early shopping with divine consign. there is also just between friends. i have the info from divine consign if you want.

stacey-jenn's friend