Monday, March 16, 2009

Reserved For Crazy Moms



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.

3 comments:

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

This post is so funny!

I have had people LAUGH at me when I am trying to get into a store with Monkey holding one hand, Baby Bug on my hip, and a gigantic pregnant belly smooshed in between the kids and a cart I HAVE to get so Monkey will sit quietly through the store (the car carts are a precious commodity indeed).

Those people stink.

I think I should definitely get some kind of special parking privileges.

cerezoliz said...

Omgosh!!! I totally agree! I have a local supermarket that does offer parking for families. I love it!!! I am new here and I'm so glad I found you. Your blog is wonderful!!!

Allison D said...

OMG! Why has no one except Baby R Us embraced this? Who the hell do these other stores think shop the most anyways? Hilarious and sadly true.