Ok. I get it. No one acknowledges the annoyance of oversized strollers more than me. I hate the thing. I hate dragging it out of the car. I hate taking it 's bulky menace places and more than anything I HATE that I NEED it. Is it just me or am I getting the evil eye when I take this thing out? And more than anyone, I get the evil eye from women who should be standing up for one another! I try to be polite with the thing to the point of constantly apologizing for it. I wait far out of the way till everyone passes. I don't run up on people's heels or act like they should move out of the way for me. I request seats in resteraunts that are out of the way of people and servers. And I still get hateful disgusted stares. I've tried wearing my baby but where I live its cold and I hate taking the baby out of his car seat when sleeping. It is easier for me just to plop him on the stroller rather than put DD in the umbrella stroller and wear him.
This stupid stroller was basically my only option. My husband works out of town all the time and occasionally through my depression, isolation and sleep deprivation I need to get out of the house and take the thing out because its the only way for me to get out and shop or eat out. I don't have family or friends to help. I am completely alone. Its the ONLY way. I have a 2 year old who is borderline autistic. I can't take her places holding her hand because she RUNS and doesn't stop and throws tantrums, throwing herself on the floor. My baby is 3 months old and in order to manage the two I have to take the stroller. Compounding things I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and I cannot physically carry my thirty pound toddler and my 14 lb baby around everywhere. I tried to find the smallest lightest stroller, its a tandem,not the double side by side. I chose it this way so that it would be narrow and less annoying but I STILL get looks like I'm from the moon. Why is there such little tolerance for mothers and strollers? It saddens me. People actually don't hold the door for me etc. Kind of like saying "well you asked for it with that thing". Does anyone have these types of issues with their double stroller?