Where I live everything necessary for me is in the walking distance, the McKenzie Marsh, the Arboretum and local supermarkets. We don’t have second car at this moment, so I often walk to the near by store to pick up few things.
Last year I was pushing Matthew in the stroller, but this spring he is able to walk long distances, including the store. I am not really in favor to push the stroller or to pull the wagon, because once I get closer to the supermarket, the access is not very safe.
Definitely the whole parking lot layout and store location is geared toward drivers. I checked around the whole building, and all they have is stairs on the other side. Good for nothing, really.
Happy Mother's Day
I thought and thought about it – what can I do? I put down task for myself to write to the store manager to see if he or she can do something. Accessing store’s parking lot with the stroller is not safe. In order to access it, you have to go on the road and push the stroller against the traffic. There is an alternative to go all the way around the store, and then the parking lot and then stroll back through the parking lot – probably good additional 15-20 minutes of walk. No way, especially if I have to carry bag full of groceries, and three year old in the stroller.
Couple days ago, I was hanging out at the soccer field with my Matthew. I met up with lady with three children. A one year old in her arms, and two other children walking beside her, probably 3 and 5 year old. Inside the double stroller she had flowers. I asked her if she came from the Superstore. Yes she did. I asked her if she needed help with the stroller going up the hill. She refused and thank me for generosity.
Oh my, I had difficulty with one child and the stroller accessing the store, but three children and double stroller – I have no idea how she did it.
I got inspired. Next week I am going to invest some time and write proposal to the store. I got few ideas how it can be done. I find that the best way to make someone do something is not to complain, but give them a solution. So this is what I am going to do.
This is going to be my little project in honor of walking mother’s in Aurora. I will keep you updated of my progress and fill you in with details as I get going.
Happy Mother’s Day.
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