H can now easily walk a half-mile or so (without driving us completely crazy). This means that she can walk to the closest subway station or the bus stop and back, which makes trips without the stroller a possibility. She can make it longer distances, but gets tired coming back, so we still aren’t walking to Davis Square (about three-quarters of a mile away) without bringing the stroller as backup.
We also aren’t walking to daycare because we want to get there quickly, so on snowy days I usually take H to and from daycare in the Ergo which makes my back pretty unhappy. However, I neglected to bring the Ergo during the last snowstorm and we walked to Porter Square which, in the snow, was a major accomplishment. We then did some shopping and took the 77 bus up Mass Ave and walked the quarter of a mile or so home. H was a trooper, but she did get tired by the end and I carried her some of the way.
This morning Dorea and I were thankful for our YakTraks as walking was challenging on the ice. I’m really wishing they made them for toddlers, so if you know of a ice traction device for toddler, please leave a comment.