Jenni - posted on 08/06/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
So the convo about grocery store etiquette got me thinking about this: Who does this special parking spot apply to? I assumed it referred to parents with babies and toddlers. On many occasions i've seen parents using these parking spots with their youngest child being 6 or 7. One time i was with my SD-33 months, my DS-22 months and I was 9 months pregnant. These parking spots were filled which is to be expected because the parking lot was FULL. But as I'm walking the length of the parking lot with my 30lbs DS on my hip (or what was left of it by encompassing belly) and holding my SD's hand I pass this parking space. A woman is just getting out of her car with her 6ish and 8ish year old sons. I expected to see her pull out a carseat but there was none. She glanced over at me as I waddled, straining to carry my wideload past her. I shot her a dirty look. Wish I would have said something though like, "Nice day for a walk, isn't it?"
So who is this spot meant for? at what age should your children be before you leave it to the other moms??