Yes, it’s true. We ditched our stroller for a cardboard box with castor wheels, and it was awesome!
Where to start?
A few weeks before our flight, I was puzzling through the logistics of moving a toddler and a three-year old through the airport with all of our accompanying accoutrements. Both at Tokyo Narita and Detroit Metro, I knew we had some distances to cover between gates, check-in, immigration and the rest. I hate strollers and started thinking of ways I could avoid taking ours through the airport.
That’s when I started playing the what if game with myself.
What if we pulled the girls through the airport in the box with castor wheels? Or they pulled each other? Wait, I think our carry-ons would both fit in the box if we wanted to carry the girls or let them walk instead… yes, they do….Oh and wait a minute.. the box fits the dimensions for a carry on.. perfectly…. And hey, I think this could be genius!
I tucked a shear-ling sheepskin into the box for the girls to sit on in the airplane. It made a very soft and comfortable lining for them when they were sitting in the box at the airport.
Taking the Box with Wheels through the airport was even better than I imagined. When we initially walked into the airport towing the box with the girls behind it everyone around us actually just stopped and stared.
They had huge smiles on their faces and there was a lot of pointing and giggling (in a good way). A few people came up and asked us if they could take pictures, and we laughed and willfully obliged.
It felt a lot like we were pulling our own mini Fourth of July parade float through the terminal.
Still going strong even with all the bags AND kids in tow.
Surprised to find out they’re trying to curb hamster trafficking at Tokyo Narita Airport?
Isis befriended EVERYONE at the airport. No luck getting a business class upgrade though.
Where should we take our box next?