Janel has me thinking about frugal items worth their weight in gold. I've sung the praises of our secondhand MacLaren stroller--so easy to handle, light, and compact.
Today my mom and I stumbled upon a double MacLaren at Salvation Army.
Did I need it? No. Our single works just fine. (And no new babies on the way, yet.)
Is it a great buy? Not totally cheap at $35, but a good value for a $250 stroller.
Could I find another solution? What's in my hand? As much as I hate to admit it, a backpack/stroller or stroller/sling combo is adequate for most situations.
Is it worth buying to resell? Probably. I pushed it around the store while I thought.
My partner-in-crime mentioned that a double stroller would come in handy for zoo trips with Elise's cousin. On a one-child trip, I could put our family cooler in one seat.
So here's the rationalization: Hey! Our home is within walking distance of the grocery and library, but I rarely go on foot. Hauling the goods home is so hard with kids. If I bought the double stroller, I could easily fit the goods in the extra seat. Sold!
I'll calculate how many grocery trips on foot will pay off my stroller investment. In the meantime, I'll pray for another little one to fill that seat!