Whenever I take my kids on the subway, my general anxiety level shoots up. We have a strict "not beyond the yellow line" policy but still, they always seem to be veering too close to the edge of the platform and I don't breathe easy til we are all in a car, sitting together. I read this story on Babble a few days ago, about a toddler whose stroller got blown onto the subway tracks in an above-ground platform in Brooklyn, and it gave me palpitations. Thankfully, a good samaritan came to the rescue. Which proves that New Yorkers are the best.
Today's PSA: put those brakes on your strollers, folks.
Nicole is a parenting writer who contributes essays and articles for magazines like Parenting, Parents, American Baby and Babble. She lives in Brooklyn with three children, one husband and a morbidly obese goldfish.