You know me. It's a rare moment when I'm able to stay quiet.
I listened with both ears at the comments about the seat belts. When something strikes my senses I tend to do the right thing. It was an anonymous comment : I hate to say it, but you are really making a mistake not putting your boys in carseats every single time they are in the car. First of all for safety. You will never forgive yourself if something happens, and it can happen so fast. As you know, the front seat just makes it worse as the airbags can open with even a minor accident and maim or kill them instantly. The other reason is that they need to know that carseats and seatbelts are essential every single time anyone is in the car. It must be second nature to them. You may not want to hear these things, but you must. You take such good care of your kids, why take such a foolish chance every day?
When I read the part that said, they need to know that car seats and seatbelts are essential every single time anyone is in the car. That was what struck my senses. Not so much the crashing part. I put my children's lives at risk everyday. I let my babies eat whole grapes, whole apples, hot dogs and popcorn. I have my 3 1/2 year old in a bunk bed. I let my children play in a 2 story playhouse. I'm much more "flexible" than a lot of parents. (I'm calling it flexible because it sounds much better than stupid...plus we don't say that word in our house)
If I see a car while driving them to school it's maybe 2 times a month. It really is a quiet neighborhood....and yes, I'm already hearing the commenter's...it only takes one car. No need. I have come to my senses thanks to the words from an anonymous commenter. I will be strapping my boys in because I want them to know the importance of putting a seatbelt on the second they get in a car. When they are 17 and driving to school. Which is only a couple of miles from our house.
ok, now....for wordless wednesday.