Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Being that I'm trying to get back into this funny blog thing, I figured what better way than with a Thursday Thirteen? So here is a Thursday Thirteen about trying to hook three car seats into the back seat of one small sized SUV...if ever you have to do this, well, GOOD LUCK!

1. My niece Raegan and nephew Trace went to mine and my parent's house last night because both their mom and dad had to be out of town for work today. They were very excited about going!
2. Alaena has moved to a big girl car seat out of the infant car seat, which is a very important detail. Because the big girl car seat takes up more room than the infant car seat.
3. Raegan and Trace are both in the big booster seat type of car seats, the kind that recline and have cup holders and all. You know, the ones that take up a lot of room...
4. We got Raegan's seat in the middle beside Alaena's seat which is on the passenger's side and got Raegan buckled up. All seemed to be going well, seemed is the key word here.
5. We then tried to put Trace's seat in behind the driver's seat. There was one tiny problem. It was hanging halfway off the seat and out the door.
6. So we tried to move Raegan's seat over, but it wouldn't budge.
7. Then we came up with the brilliant (read very stupid) plan to unbuckle Raegan's seat and slide it forward a bit in order to buckle Trace's seat because there was plenty of room for all three seats, we just shouldn't have buckled Raegan before placing the seats, or so we thought.
8. Well, we got Trace in and buckled then began the grueling task of buckling Raegan's seat.
9. Now, I should note that the buckles in my back seat are very oddly placed which makes them tough to buckle even without a mac daddy car seat in front of them.
10. We tried everything, we held Raegan forward while trying to snap the seat belt, at which point she said, "Umm, somebody is hurting me, could you stop?" Since we didn't want to hurt her, we stopped.
11. So Crystal hops into the back of the SUV and tries to force the seat belt in from that angle (because we couldn't reach it from the front or the sides because Alaena and Trace were both in their seats buckled in)
12. Crystal couldn't get it from that angle either.
13. So finally my dad comes to the rescue. He tells Raegan to hop out of her seat grabs the seat and puts it in the back of my car. Buckles Raegan into the seat belt and tells her to sit still. So we drove illegally from the church to my house, but I made Raegan get back in her seat on the way to school in the morning. I don't think she minded because she kept saying, "Are you sure the police aren't gonna get me?" on the way home last night.

As I said, if ever you have to face such an adventure, I wish you well!

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Sounds like life is not boring around your place! LOL