For the past month Elliw has been walking everywhere. The pram has been in the same place for atleast a month. It feels really strange that I don't push a pram anywhere anymore. I don't need to squeeze past vehicles when silly drivers think it's ok to part on the pavement. I do miss coming home quicker and sooner, I now have to walk a little slower so my 3 year olds little legs don't get too tired.
I've been through to many prams with Mia. I did learn my lesson a bit when I had Elliw. When I fell pregnant with Elliw I knew Mia wouldn't walk most places so I wanted a pram that was suitable for both. To being with I was going to buy a single pram and a double but I found out about the iCandy Pear. It is a double pram which can also turn into a single! I never really took any photos of them both in the pram but as you can see, Elliw is a little higher up in the pram (photo above) because the bottom seat is behind. It was an ideal pram. I could turn it into a single whilst Mia went to her Dad's on the weekend. Mia started walkin everywhere so I got Elliw a pushchair. That broke. We got a 2nd hand pushchair from my partners cousin. The wheels were a bit wonky after a while, luckily I found a good pushchair in the charity shop for £7 but the wheels on that started to go weird so I bought one on sale from Smyths. That was the last pushchair I bought, and the one that has been in the same place for a month!
Mia wasn't out of a pram at Elliw's age, I think she was out of it when she was about 4 years old. I think Elliw feels like she has more freedom now. She understands a lot, despite her delayed speech. I love Mia and Elliw holding hands when they are walking and running (sometimes). We sometimes walk the long way home after school. A path where they can both run ahead of me. I love seeing them both having that freedom. Mia finally has someone she can have a race with or play games with.
The first day I decided to walk Elliw to playschool and pick her up without a pram was a disaster! It was a huge mistake. I had to phone my mother-in-law to pick us up as she was not budging from the floor. I took the pram the next day but thought, i'm not going to give up! She now walks to school, from playschool, walk to school again to get Mia and walk back home! It sure does tire her out by bedtime, but she still manages to wake up 2-3am, then again at 6.30am!
So for now, it's bye to the pram!