Following my own advice
about stroller running strategies, I started my run close to her nap time. We’d had a fun morning of playing at the park to tire her out and the stroller was loaded with her favourite snacks, blankets, toys and a fully-charged iPhone with 40 minutes of Little Bear
ready to go. The first 3K was a breeze — the local rail trail we were on was flat and along the water, giving her lots to look at. But when I turned around to head back to the car, the meltdown began. As first it was just fussing and I tried YouTube to see if she’d sit still. Then I tried bribing with jelly beans and blackberries. Within minutes my content toddler was a hysterical and screaming mess and I had to strap her into her seat just to try and get back to the car faster. Unfortunately, she unbuckled herself and climbed out of the stroller. And. Just. Kept. Screaming.