When pushing your kid in a unicycle stroller is commonplace; even up & down 6 levels of a parking garage
This parking garage has a special place in our hearts. One of the landmarks we pass on our trips to grammas, it was one of the first examples I stumbled across of ‘introducing excitement’ to kids and how easy it is.
Wow! You know what that is??? A PARKING GARAGE!!
Week after week, looking for the parking garage, and staring at/studying it as we passed, it just became ‘our thing’.
I’ve taken him up and down with our previous stroller, and he remembers having done it before, but he was pretty small when we did it…I think he only remembers me telling him about us having been up and down it…
It was a day for a ‘Just Dad and Aidan’ adventure, so I asked if he wanted to go to muscle hill and even up to the top of the parking garage. He was in. (it was sunday so there wouldn’t be many cars in there, and probably all on the lower levels)
He ran up a few levels, he rode up in the stroller for most. We got to the top and were excited to see the first snow pile of the year.
I had two sets of gloves in the stroller for him…warm and warmer/water resistant. He made and threw snowballs till his bare hands were cold.
He built his first snowball in a different pile than in the video. As soon as he built it he tossed it over the side. I reacted as the snowball was already heading up over the side, and he didn’t know what the big deal was, it was just a snowball. I let him know some of the various situations…what if it hit an icicle on the way down…but it didn’t land on anyone.
He enjoyed playing up on top…in the snow, seeing what landmarks we could see (he knew where grammas house would be even though we couldn’t see it)
We had a lot of fun on the roof. He just didn’t realize he was on one!
He didn’t want me to pick him up to the edge, his view was only eye level out straight, essentially…He never looked down to the ground I realized later…I let him knew we were getting up to the top because we could see the sky, but I guess I never actually said roof!