I picked the kids up today from daycare/school and then stopped at the Food Lion to pick up some stuff for dinner. Just for kicks, I set the odometer at 0 when I left the store to see how far it is to our house. Door to door it is... .7 miles! 3/4 of a mile! Not a mile! Do you know how many times I have jumped in the car to go LESS THAN A MILE to pick up something from the store?
So, I had this exciting little moment where I pictured myself walking to the store whenever I needed to get something, getting exercise, having time with my kids, being outside, etc...
...and then the excuses set in...
1. How do I walk a 1 and a 3 year old to the store and then be able to carry back all the groceries?
2. How do I get things like milk/eggs back without spoiling?
3. How hot is too hot to have my kids walking/riding that far?
4. How do I manage bags, stroller, and a 3 year old that likes to randomly run off?
I REALLY want to be able to just walk to the store and I would love for someone out there to invalidate all of my excuses!