Monday, March 16, 2009
I drove by several open handicapped spots today while looking for a parking spot at the gym. After some meat head stole a spot out from under me, I ended up walking from almost 1/4 mile away while dragging one three year old and lugging the baby carrier which must weight at least 30lbs, in the rain. And yes, it was uphill both ways. That was more of a workout than I got AT the gym.
Why can't mom's with multiple children be considered handicapped? I would consider myself disabled. Trying to maneuver several children who are not looking, splashing in the puddles and dropping things is insane. Or maybe our society should create more special parking spots for parents with small children. There's a noble idea.
I love the new parking lots that leave one spot for Stork Parking or "People with Infants or Expectant Mothers." Like they are being so courteous. Those are normally found at mom hang outs like the mall or Babies R Us where EVERYONE is a mom. And there's only ONE spot.
I'm not trying to be offensive. I believe handicapped people should have close spots and I would never wish being disabled on anyone. But I'm just saying, it would be nice to have a close parking spot when it's pouring out and I have to lug to kids around.