Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lazy parents

stroller tourNow I'm probably going to step on a few toes with this post, so put your seatbelt on...

First, the ladies shown in the photo are not the lazy parents. The parents who hired them are.

We visited Washington, DC on our family vacation. This was important to me, as it allowed me to show my kids where I lived for 11 of my first 12 years (...suburban Maryland anyhow). Also, history-wise, they got to see a few places that were important to what America is today.

I'll spare you pictures and commentary on the Lincoln Memorial. But I will say that I was stunned to see these 4-kid strollers being pushed around the capitol. What will a 2-year old benefit from seeing those sites from a stroller? By someone who doesn't love them?

You see, a fancy day care company provides stroller tours for kids. I'm not sure if it's just a standard day care for politicians' children or what. But I was amazed to see about six of these strollers in a row, being pushed around the nation's capitol. At least 40% of their occupants had fallen asleep in the heat.

Now I'm not saying that day care is bad. I realize that some moms have to work to make ends meet. But this variety seemed like an upscale tourists' babysitting service.


Scrapnqueen said...


On the other hand, you'd think these day care providers might have devised the scheme as a way to lose money and drop a few pounds at the same time! Looks like they could use it! :-)

Scrapnqueen said...

I meant make money, not lose it! :-)