Murphy’s Law States:
That if you leave your Boba Soft-Structure Carrier in the car, your sleeping baby WILL wake up and demand to be held instead of chillin’ in the car seat attached to the stroller.
OK, first of all, Grady is getting way too long for his carrier car seat. I’m not quite sure why we haven’t moved him into his convertible car seat yet. We have one, I generally wear him when we go into stores, he can sit up on his own and in a cart when we are grocery shopping. I just don’t know. Probably laziness. I digress.
Second of all, I NEVER leave my carrier or my wrap in the car.
Except for today.
It goes like this: Both babies were sleeping when we got to the mall an hour later than we were supposed to arrive. (typical) I put Madilyn, still groggy, into the Baby Jogger City Select (brushes off shoulder), and then snapped Grady’s car seat into the top portion of the stroller. Grady gets few naps so when he sleeps, I let him lie.
I strolled into the mall, struggling with doors and went to find my friend.
Grady eventually woke up and was not content with sitting in the stroller. Would you be? I mean, he had been in the car seat for at least 2 hours. GAH! Saying that makes me want to turn the hands of time and slap myself with the soggy chicken skin that I didn’t eat for lunch.
I took one look at Grady’s sad, sad face and took him out of the seat. He stayed out with me for a while but when it was time for us to move on, I put him back in the seat. Without unbuckling him.
I’ve done this with Grady before and he sits happily in his car seat. If I’m standing right there, there really is no harm. But when I forget that he is not strapped in and start taking pictures of Christmas ornaments in Sears, that’s when trouble ensues.
I was checking out some really great ornaments at Sears (miniature shop vac ornament? Don’t mind if I do!), when I hear a
I looked to my left and saw my dear, sweet baby lying on the hard floor next to me. He wasn’t just lying there. He was screaming his head off and coming up to a crawl position, but for a split second, all I saw was a limp baby doll lying there. I THREW my DSLR onto the floor and scooped my screaming heap off of the floor while checking him over for bumps or blood (of which I saw neither). He quieted down pretty quickly but I was shaken up for the rest of the day.
I gave him an extra helping of love today and kissed his head every time it was near my lips.
Note to self: NEVER, EVER allow your 8 month old baby to sit, unbuckled, in his car seat. Especially when it is snapped into your stroller.
The friend I went with probably thinks I’m the biggest, hawtest mess on the face of the planet. The last time we went out in public together, I busted my derriere in the library parking lot while wearing heels, carrying the bucket car seat and holding Madilyn’s hand.
SO this week, Murphy’s Law states that if you put your baby into his/her car seat stroller attachment without their straps on, they WILL fall out onto the hardest floor that you’ve walked on all day in the second that you aren’t paying attention to them, no matter how content they may seem.