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I enjoyed the stories too.

On the car seat note, we had ours inspected by the "certified car seat cops" or whatever they're really called - people who go through a bunch of training to know exactly how they should be.

Anyway, she told me something I'd never heard before. In a frontal collision, a rear facing carseat is designed to fold up, creating a cocoon between the carseat and the back seat to shield baby. If the car seat were to be installed in the front seat where there is a front airbag, the airbag could deploy and push the car seat up and toward the back of the front seat in the wrong position or smother or otherwise injure a front facing seat.

And, she did say that rearfacing is safest for infants.


That reminds me-- I was about 5 mos pregnant with my first when I visited with my friend's baby . I don't remember how old she was, but she wasn't crawling or getting around. And she had a scratch/bruise/thing on her foot, and I asked my friend about it and my friend had no idea where it had come from.

And I thought to myself, "How could you not know? The kid doesn't MOVE, how could she get into something and you not know???" I was so smug, so all-knowing.

Uh, yeah. Until I was with a little one 24-7 and unable to account for these things. Then suddenly I was less judgemental, lol.


I feel like I owe an apology to a woman I stared down in a department store many moons ago. She had two rambunctious little boys with her, and one almost knocked over a clothing display. She yanked him up by his arm and I know I gave her the evil eye. She just snarled at me and said, "You don't have children, do you?" I thought to myself, no, but I wouldn't do that to them if I did!

Bwahahahahahahaha! Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

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