Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Taking Advantage

I did something yesterday I swore I would never do. Something I always made fun of and honestly still think is really silly but still... I did it. I'm slightly ashamed. But I can't say now that I've tried it I won't do it again. I.... parked in the 'Mommy Zone'.

Photo credit: Jen Eichenburg
I didn't plan it, it just happened. I pulled into the mall and it was a sea of cars. I drove around looking for a spot and finally found one but as I hurried to get there, someone else took it. Don't you hate it when that happens?

Then I saw it. Like a beacon of light from above.... the space right up front. I saw the sign and I though no, I just couldn't. Then I looked back and saw Oliver snoozing in his car seat. Then I looked down at my ever expanding midsection and said to myself, "well, if I don't qualify, who does?"

So I pulled in. It fit like a glove. I liked it.


jen said...

OF COURSE you qualify! Don't you think you deserve it more then any kid free person (excluding those who need handicap spots, but there are normally plenty of those). Take advantage, enjoy it, relax. It's like the upgrade at the hotel or car rental place when they run out of what you paid for...who is going to say no.

jen said...

P.S I totally took that photo for your amusement.

Morena said...

I'm so glad now that you did take it Jen cause I didn't have my camera with me yesterday.

Jennifer said...

I love reading your blog! I first used one when Ellyott was 2 weeks old, it was pouring rain and a cranky lady pulled into the reserved spot and sat in the car waiting for her husband to come. Here I was with a unhappy baby, that I needed to nurse, and did not want to walk like 6000kms to get to the store in the rain afterwards... and she is sitting in this car, puffing away on a cigarette, slowly driving me crazyyyy! I got out of the car, knocked on her window and asked if she knew she was in a expectant mothers spot. She said she was fully aware and didn't care. I told her I have a 2 week old in the car and would appreciate her moving. She refused and screamed at me. LUCKILY, the store manager walks by, sees the situation, and then issued her a ticket! A ticket! She was soooo mad! But after this, I decided that whenever I could, I'd use the spot if needed, because it is there to be accepting of families with young children... it does make our lives easier... and it is there for us! Don't feel guilty or shy, just remember, me SOAKED in the rain, with some crazy lady, puffing on cigarettes getting that TICKET! Whop! WHop!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

mahahahahah!!! I used to use them in Whitehorse at Walmart all of the time when Cavan was just born. But I get dirty looks because I drive such a freakin huge truck. Those spots are the best. Take advantage while you can!

Carole said...

Will ya just use 'em already? That's what they're there for, silly!

Babyless/kidless Woman.