Saturday, July 21, 2012

Buckle up

The van has reached full capacity.

(Okay, so technically, we could squeeze one more person in the backseat. But they'd need to be less than 18 inches wide, require no leg room, and not need a car seat.)

I'm currently taking suggestions on more efficient ways to organize these kids. Only one can both climb into her seat and buckle herself in. One can climb into his seat but cannot buckle himself in. One can neither climb into his seat unassisted nor buckle himself in. And one has to ride in that horrible infant carrier for almost a year.

A big pat on the back goes to the first person who solves my carseat equation and comes up with a workable van-loading suggestion that doesn't leave one of my kids roaming free in a parking lot while I buckle the others in.

3 comments:

  1. Can you teach Abby how to buckle in Caleb? Take out your carseats and let them practice inside the house.... and make it a game to see how quick she can figure out how to buckle in her little brother. :) Hosea LOVES trying to help buckle in Hope or Levi!

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  2. My 4 and 3 year olds are in booster seats and sit in the way back. The 3 year old (who I think is exactly calebs age can buckle himself) " you have to be able to buckle yourself to sit in the way back.". But when they were all in 5 pt harnesses we had them all in the middle row across. If you can't put Caleb in a booster can you get a bench instead of captains chairs? Or maybe use it as an excuse to get a new car. :-)

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  3. My 4 and 3 year olds are in booster seats and sit in the way back. The 3 year old (who I think is exactly calebs age can buckle himself) " you have to be able to buckle yourself to sit in the way back.". But when they were all in 5 pt harnesses we had them all in the middle row across. If you can't put Caleb in a booster can you get a bench instead of captains chairs? Or maybe use it as an excuse to get a new car. :-)

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