I know I’ve kept you waiting for too long…..the surprise is:
WE OWN A QUAD RUNABOUT!
Some of you may ask, what in the world is a Runabout? To quote The Sandlot, it’s the “sultan of swat, the king of crash, the colossus of clout, the colossus of clout, the Great Bambino”. It’s the “Babe Ruth” of all strollers!
The picture explains the set up better than words, but the main gist is Brad or I can take the boys on a walk single-handed! For the time, we are limited to our neighborhood, because the stroller is so big that it only fits in the van by removing seats. That isn’t too convenient, since each seat holds a car seat in our van. The manufacturer of the Runabout sells a hitch to mount on the back of your vehicle, but we haven’t decided if we will invest in one yet. For the time being, we are just grateful to be able to use the sidewalk for the first time in 7 months!
This stroller was a hand-me-down from our triplet friends, the Schelpers. It was given to them by a quad mom in Louisville. It’s really in great overall shape. Some of you remember my post about Crazy Things You Ponder When You Have Supertwins and how I renamed this contraption “The Beast” and “TheRunUsOutofHouseandHome”. Thanks to our friends, we didn’t have to pay a dime! (New Runabout Quad Strollers cost about $1,000 + shipping!) And as far as my pre-birth attitude about how we “would not own one of these strollers”….well, let’s just say that there is no hiding quadruplets. I’ve learned it’s better to embrace the multiple products – they are designed especially for us! We are looking forward to passing it on to another multiples family when we grow out of it, as well!
Thank you Dave, Amanda, Alyssa, Drew, Jack, and Lauren!
The Schlepers and Murray’s at their 1 year celebration
Daddy and his boys going for their first walk in the Runabout