Tuesday, June 15, 2010
One Small Step for Marissa...One GIANT Step for Mommy
A couple of weeks ago Marissa learned how to buckle herself into her booster seat.
Any parent will tell you -- this is a big milestone.
Perhaps not for the child. Probably the child has been buckling various things for a year or more by now -- a belt, a strap on a doll stroller, a shoe, whatever.
This is a huge milestone for parents.
This is up there with potty training in my book. I am serious.
For 7 years now I have been strapping at least one but most often two children into carseats and/or boosters. This entails bending your body 90 degrees at the waist with minimal support, wrenching your arm around a bulky carseat/booster seat, and trying to fit a buckle which seems to shrink in your hand into an invisible latch that you cannot see (per bulky carseat/booster seat noted previously). It's like trying to thread a needle without looking at either item, and while just lying the needle on the table and poking the thread at it. See how well that works for ya.
2. We all close our own doors.
3. We all buckle ourselves in.
4. We get ready to ride.