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Sunday, July 01, 2007

STRAPPED

She's too smart.

Yesterday, we took granddaughter Chloe, who's almost 3, to the boardwalk to go on a few rides.



All the way there she kept trying to wiggle out of her car seat and succeeded at least once. I had to keep unbuckling my seat belt to turn around and lean over the front seat to strap her in tighter.

All the activity caused Poppie's (I'm getting mad) blood pressure to rise.

On the rides, Chloe soon learned the importance of seat belts as she glued herself to my armpit when we went on the kiddie roller coaster.

When we got back in the car to go home, I wondered if I had traumatized her for life because she didn't put up a fuss about the seat belt like she usually does.

Poppie wasn't taking any chances this time, though. He made me sit in the back.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about traumatizing her (maybe she made the correlation between fast moving vehicles and the need to be strapped in securely!). The best thing for her is to get used to that car seat and stay in it, for her own safety ( and yours and Poppy's peace of mind).

Margaret

Sun Jul 01, 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Traumatize her? That would've been the case if you'd both been trapped upside-down like those riders last week..you and Chloe would be bonding in family therapy for many years...

Sun Jul 01, 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Darling said...

I think she got the picture because yesterday she was in her carseat and explained that Nana told her to "buckle up for safety or a car will hit her and her head will get knocked off." She also stayed perfectly strapped in.

Mon Jul 02, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Chloe now knows and can sing the old jingle "Buckle up for safety, buckle up. Put your mind at ease, tell your riders please, buckle up for safety, everybody buckle up!"

OK, so I dramatized it a bit by telling her head will get knocked off if we get hit by another car and she doesn't have her seat belt on.

Mon Jul 02, 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

or you can tell her, honey..you can be just like the Governor of NJ..

Mon Jul 02, 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous carried 'em like monkies said...

what'd we do when there were no car seats or seat belts?

Mon Jul 02, 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

Funny you should mention seat belts-they really bother me and distract my driving-now I bet that on that ride people were too aware of safety to use their mobiles-why don't they put those things away in their cars

the phones are more dangerous than the lack of seat belts

Thu Jul 05, 02:16:00 PM  

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