I found it necessary to title this post as so because BOB will undoubtedly be a big part of our lives come June. I will start out by saying that I NEVER in a million years thought I would have a BOB...and to be honest thought they were a bit ridiculous. I will now be the first to admit that I truly believe they are worth the money. We had originally picked out a travel stroller system - that came with a car seat, base, and somewhat rugged stroller. But we started doing some research and quickly found that the brand and model we had chosen had gotten awful reviews - we checked several different websites, and I even posted on a Facebook page for moms to get their advice. Overwhelmingly, everyone said they wish they had bought a BOB. Now, I don't run (please...I hate sweating!), but we do a lot of walking, and often it is not on the pavement. I also spend a ton of time at ski tournaments (shocker) and the terrain there is not ideal for even cars, let alone a 4 wheel stroller. We plan on using a snap-n-go for everyday use on errands, so I knew I would not be lugging around a jogging stroller everywhere anyway. So, I knew we needed a 3 wheel stroller that could adapt to different surfaces...but a BOB? It seemed so ridiculous to me!
I have to stop here and give credit to my parents....they really wanted to buy us a stroller for our shower coming up this weekend, but were really hesitant about getting us something that would not last long (totally understandable). All 4 of us spent a good deal of time this weekend comparing and trying out strollers...and finally....BOB came home with us:) It is black and grey....not purple like my iPhone camera makes it look in the above picture.
I am truly grateful to my parents for investing in our new family (like they weren't already - haha!), and feel blessed to receive such an extravagant gift. I am also thankful they were REI members and got an AWESOME deal on this - I won't tell you how good it was because I want to spare myself from the dirty looks and screams when those who paid full price read this:)
|Brent with BOB...we decided we would put it in the truck instead of wheeling it "empty" down to Moe's for lunch!|
|"What? This isn't for me?"|
|"Love the cargo space, guys!"|
|"You really shouldn't have.....this is super comfy!"|