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the great bus adventure

I am the super funnest mom of the whole world. Why? Because today I decided to PUSH Baby Bug in her toy bus ALL THE WAY TO THE PARK!!!! (It’s about a half mile which would make it a whole mile round trip.) Why would I do this when the stroller works just fine? Because I’m a crazy whack job and I was bored out of my skull of the same old routine.

It was definitely not the same old routine. You get a whole new perspective on your neighborhood when you’re bent nearly in half and pushing a rattly little plastic toy over rough sidewalk and gravel. Here, let me draw you a diagram so you can see how this was done.

Yep. That’s me, bent in half with my butt crack showing for the whole world to see. These are the things you do when you’re a mom. Vanity goes out the window in order to save your sanity. You should have seen the looks I got from people passing me by in their cars.

It was fun actually. I even made a semi-lame movie (1.11 mb quicktime) of the whole debackle. Don’t be fooled by the epic music. It could be a great movie but I didn’t film very much because, as I said, I was bent in half and it was tiring! Also, I didn’t think ahead and realize that this would make a great blog post later on. So watch the movie but don’t get your hopes up for any great comic ending. It sorta just peters out.

Of course, you know what this means now. It means every other day after today, I’m going to be the most super boring mom of the whole world because we are not pushing the bus to the park ever again.


  • Kuky

    Ha ha ha! Love your illustration. You gave your neighbors a whole new perspective of you too huh? :-D

    And pushing her toy bus a whole mile! Now that’s love! Crazy crazy love.

  • Lisa

    that video is too funny! The epic music combined with the sound of the plastic wheels running along the sidewalk!

  • BeachMama

    You are a brave girl. And the video is hilarious, I had J and his two cousins just laughing while watching it. I guess I would be the lame Mom cause I just wouldn’t have done that ;).

  • SmocknMama


    Uhm, she seems to push it pretty well by herself ;) Maybe let her do it next time. Oh and if you found those low-rise diapers to go with her low-rise pants, mybe it will be her turn to show a little. *wink* Of course, she doesn’t have to bend over, does she?

  • Jennifer

    You’re cracking me up. Boredom makes me do some wacky things too. I hope BB forgets about how fun that was for her soon. I’m trying to get my 16 month old to forget how fun it is to be pushed around in the laundry basket :P

  • margalit

    Ice down that back, sweetie, or you’re gonna be aching tomorrow. And who knows what you’re going to decide to do next. PLEASE save that illustration for one of your new blog designs. It’s so YOU. Just hilarious. Bug… she’s the best baby on the planet.

  • bethany

    BabyBug looks like such a big girl pushing that bus along!

    If she wants to do it again, tell her, “Last time Mommy pushed you, so this time it’s your turn to push Mommy!”

  • Jen

    I have to say I’ve done something similar. Too bad it turned out to be my daughter’s favorite way to get to the park. Oh the poor people driving by, they got a show!

  • OMSH

    I have a 4 year old that could totally push that FOR you, so you and I could saunter behind with straight backs and no butt crack. :)

    cute video!