Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Mall

I rarely take the girls to the mall.  It's just such a pain to maneuver a double stroller even through the mall entrance, let alone any of the stores aisles.  But now that the girls are pretty much no longer napping, I'm finding it increasingly necessary to get out of the house more than usual. I mean, we were pretty much getting out most days anyway, if even just for a walk outside or to play in the yard, but we'd only go somewhere in the car maybe 3 out of the 5 weekdays.  I could actually still live with that, as long as we could still get outside on a walk or go to the park or whatever, but now that it's fall the weather doesn't always permit that.  So yesterday we did the indoor playground and today (even though it was sunny) I figured the mall would be a good change of scenery, plus I needed to exchange some things anyway.  The girls really had fun playing at the play area and we got some really cute things for fall.  Them falling asleep on the way home pretty much ruined any chance of me getting a decent nap out of them, but then again, I'm getting pretty used to that.


MultipleMum said...

I totally know what you mean about the going to the shops with a twin pram. It is asking for trouble! I wrote a post about it in December last year that you might enjoy!


My twins are still napping (thank God). I shudder to think about what I will do with them once they are not. It will be a very loooooong day!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Our girls are down to one nap a day, and I try to get out of the house in some form or fashion about 3 of 5 days a week, too. We have a tandem stroller that I use outside of the neighborhood, so it's not too bad to maneuver at retail.

When the weather gets cooler, I'm thinking about taking the girls to the mall to "practice" walking without a stroller. It makes me nervous to think about it, but I figure that will be a pretty safe environment in case one "escapes" my grasp! :)

Sara said...

I've gotten used to the double stroller part, it's the attention that I'm not sure I'll ever get used to. I have to look over my head sometimes to see if there is a big blinking light saying "TWINS COMING YOUR WAY!!" I find myself stearing away from people (the ones who's eyes light up when they see you coming with twins)just so I can get a few errands done without having to dive into the story of how my girls came to be. I've been a little scared to take them to the play place because I'm afraid I won't be able to keep an eye on both of them all the time. However,I might just give it a try. They will prob stay close to each other and it sounds like your little ones really enjoyed it.