Friday, October 23, 2009

I Can See Clearly Now the Seat Has Turned

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In my last post I wrote about our trip to the doctor. I claimed the good news was that Braden was disease free. That is true, and we are very thankful for that.

There was also some other good news. We were granted permission to put Braden in a forward facing car seat. We have had one sitting in a box since before Braden was born. Now we can get that plush, stylish Eddie Bauer chair out of its cardboard prison and into our car.

That means no more forcing a large kid into a small car seat. No more struggling to get the buckles snapped together over Braden's stomach. No more lugging that stupid car seat from car to car. No more keeping up with the bases for the seat. No more looking into a myriad of perfectly placed mirrors aligned at very precise angles to see Braden in his seat.

It means even more to Braden. Now he can see where we are going instead of where we have been.

13 comments:

Mocha Dad said...

All of my kids were happy when we were able to place them in front facing seats. Sometimes I want to turn them around when they start backseat driving.

PJ Mullen said...

Nice! Little man really enjoyed it when I changed his seat to forward facing. Of course, I decided to turn it around the day we were leaving for a 15 hour road trip and by night fall he didn't know how to get comfortable in it, so that was a major fail on my part. But he loves being able to see where we are going, rather than stare at the ceiling.

Melisa with one S said...

Well done! That last sentence was so profound and sums it up perfectly. Congrats to Braden on the upgrade!

surprised mom said...

Congratulations Braden! I hope you enjoy your new car seat!
Otter, like Melisa, I found your last sentence very profound. It's always good to see where you're going.

Baby News said...

I, too, like the last sentence. We moved Ethan to his bigger car-seat sometime back, but it's still rear-facing. There's so many different opinions out there...my ped said wait till he's 2! Oh, man, but that's a long time...

Congrats on the upgrade!

Stephanie said...

My Joshua was very excited when we were able to switch to the big seat and go forward facing. Now we're looking at a booster already...holy cow! Hope he enjoys the view!

Rob said...

The is awesome news. I remember when we switched our kids forward facing. We have a TV in the van so it was like heaven for the kids. They were no longer bored looking at the back window anymore. I hope Brandon enjoys his new view.

Happy Friday.

Jill said...

Oh it's a wonderful day when you can turn the car seat to forward facing. I hope Braden is one happy little man. :)

Manic Mommy said...

We took HRH on vacation at 10 mos. We couldn't get his car seat to install backward tightly enough so opted to face it forward and securely (he was +20 lbs).

It was like the whole world had just turned on for him. He was PUMPED!

Thanks for the nice memory.

Mike said...

Which means he's eventually going to be telling you how to drive the car. Good luck on that one...

Scott said...

Oh happy day!

I can't wait for this day for our littlest. Not only will she be able to see where we're going, but I'll get more leg room in our cramped vehicle!

WeaselMomma said...

This makes car trips much easier and little ones much better entertained.

Tom said...

This is great news! Much nicer to have him facing forward now. I'm sure he'll be a much happier camper from here on out.