The DC trip was the first trip without a stroller. We clearly packed too much stuff to carry without the aid of the stroller. There were times that A needed to ride in it and then there were times that the stuff was just too much and it was too hard to carry. But, A and I formed a team and we pushed through.
A learned some new words on the trip. She learned that she was a “real trooper” and that she was a “teammate”. She very much enjoyed pulling our rolling suitcase and would take it from me every so often and it was extremely helpful to me. We got in a pattern where she would take it when mommy got too tired and I would take it back when A got tired out. And that is how our team came to be. Here is a very blurry picture of our team:
When we arrived back at home at our airport I told her “We did it!!!!” and we decided we had been on a Dora adventure. She told me she was Dora and I was Boots. Once we saw C we designated her as the map.