First off, you should know that the seats themselves aren’t being recalled for safety malfunction, the belts are. The problem is that the buckles are getting stuck and, in the case of an emergency, kids are getting stuck.
Also, while you aren’t going to get a new car seat out of them, then are going to set you up with some new buckles that will be easier for you to maneuver.
Now, Graco is blaming food and drinks for the malfunction, which seems logical (have you ever seen a kid in a car with food or drinks?!)… but it seems more probable that the buckle feature is a little too secure. Either way, they have some new ones for you.
Check out their recall post here for info on how to snag yourself a new buckle set.
I had a bout of “Idontgiveashititis” that lasted far longer than it should have. Well, this morning, I kinda got my crap together and decided to get some things done. One of those things happened to be laundry (ew.). As I started the massive amount of kid laundry, I realized one thing: I HAVE 4 EFFING LOADS OF KID LAUNDRY TO DO. WTF.
I have two tiny kids.
Here’s what I took from that:
- My kids have entirely too many clothes
- I’m a lazy POS for amassing 4 loads of kid laundry before actually washing them
- Doing kid laundry sucks.
Ok, I kinda already knew that last one, but a day full of tiny socks and shirts/pants that needed to be turned inside out (and you KNOW it’s like, impossible to fit an arm in those tiny cloth tubes) really solidified the point.
It took pretty much all day. Hours later, I’ve got all the kids laundry done and I’m 3 loads in on my and hubby’s clothes (that’s another story). Moral of the story here: Stop being a POS and do the effing laundry.
So that was my day.
Let me tell you something. That’s got to be one of my least favorite questions in the entire world. Most recently, because it’s all Haley has to ask for my head to explode. Generally though, it’s a lame question signaling to me that you can’t figure your own shit out.
Haley won’t just ask for what she wants. Rarely will she just ask for juice or for more or to be excused or anything it’s always “So…. Now what?” And my head explodes.
Haley: “Mommy, I’m all done with my dinner….” (at this point, I know she wants to be excused)
Me: “Yeah. I see that. And?”
Haley: “… annnnnd… I’m all done……. So now what?….’
Me, head exploding: “WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHAT HAPPENS EVERY NIGHT AFTER YOU’RE DONE WITH DINNER?”
Haley: “Oh. Well. I put my plate in the sink and get excused.”
Me, defeated: “WELL IF YOU KN–….. ugh just go do it.”
EVERY. DAMN. TIME.
Like, if you know what should happen, just ask for it.
I gave her two chips, one for each hand and then…
Haley: “Mommy? I finished both chips.”
Me: “Yeah? And?”
Haley: “So…. Now what?”
Me: “DO YOU WANT SOMETHING? JUST ASK FOR ITTTT!”
Haley: “Oh. Yeah. Can I have another chip please?”
I don’t know why, but it’s just one of those things…
This hit way too close to home.
The title really says it all…
This was hard to read because its pretty much me, exactly. Makes me want to wake my kid up and just apologize for being a douche sometimes.
I think we all forget how much of an impact our ‘hard days’ have on the little ones who look up to us so much.
I know that I need to kind of get over myself a little bit and learn to better direct my stress and feelings about myself, and everything else. It definitely isn’t the kid’s fault.
Give it a read and a chance to sink in.