I bring the stroller for when we walk along the busier road in our neighborhood. And for the last few minutes of the walk home since neither kid is in a great mood by then (wanting to stay outside all night!) and pushing them quickly home the last two blocks is better than standing there calling their names every five seconds and telling them to “just.keep.walking!”
Lately everything is a competition between the little kids. On walks Payson will start running as fast as he can and calls back over his shoulder to Ember, “I’m going to win!!” Which pisses her off and she cries or screams at him OR runs over to wear he is and insists she won. It doesn’t matter to her if she got there first, she’ll argue with him for twenty minutes that she won. It’s exhausting. Brooklyn and Sierra never fought like this! Here he was lining them up to race to me.
We got to the busier road and Ember cried for about five minutes about having to ride in the stroller as we walked down it. I tried to tell her she could walk again by the tree (I pointed one out down the road) but she didn’t care.