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Stroller Brigade

People laugh – or worse, look like I am crazy – when I tell them living in Kuwait is not unlike living in Alaska in terms of climate. When the climate gets extreme – too cold has the same impact as too hot – people stay at home more, going from their heated/chilled homes to their heated/chilled cars to the heated/chilled stores and malls or theatres. When the milder weather comes, everyone spends every minute they can outside.

In Kuwait, there are groups that head for the malls early in the morning for some serious walking when it is too hot to walk outside.

In Seattle, I ran into another group of serious walkers, but here, they are avoiding the rain and cold. When you see the stroller brigade – and there were between fifteen and twenty women with their babies – you had better get out of the way! These are some serious strollers!

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November 21, 2007 - Posted by | Community, Cultural, Family Issues, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Seattle, Shopping, Social Issues | , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. lol, stampede! That’s mean, but it is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment. 🙂 I do admit, it is great exercise and probably healthy for the babies to be in a different kind of environment.

    Comment by N. | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Imagine if they all cry at the same time !!!!

    Comment by Elijah | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. No! No! N., stampede is the EXACT word. You don’t want to get in their way, they’ll roll right over you! And yes, when it is raining cats and dogs outside, they have found a healthy, safe way to exercise.

    Elijah – Just you wait! Babies usually fall asleep in their strollers if you keep them in motion! When my son had colic, we walked ourselves stupid trying to keep him from crying.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  4. They even sorta dress the same :O

    Comment by 3baid | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  5. Huh! How funny, 3baid, I didn’t even notice. Guess we all try to look like our group.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 22, 2007 | Reply


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