Tuesday (yes, Tuesday. Are you really that surprised I am running behind) on the way home from work and picking up Mac I got a little surprise while driving on the on ramp to the upper deck of IH35. Wanna see?
Yeah. That's my son posted up on the console while we are driving down the road. Now before you freak out and call Child Protective Services remember that this is rush hour traffic and we were probably topped out at about 20 mph if we were moving at all (thus the pictures).
Now the upper deck does not have a shoulder wide enough for me to get out and A) not get hit by a car and B) open the door wide enough for me to wrangle Mac back into his carseat. So we had to wait until the upper and lower decks converged which was about a mile.
So I held on to his arm as we drove. It was so weird to have him just sitting there hanging out having fun while I was silently freaking out that I was going to get pulled over and then have to call my husband and tell him our kid just got repossessed because I didn't have him in a carseat!
As soon as we got the the end of the split, I promplty pulled over onto the very roomie shoulder of IH35. I still didn't get out, I practically crawled into the backseat and buckled Mac into his carseat properly. I think what happened is that when I picked him up from daycare he was holding his sippy cup and then when I put him in his carseat he threw it. I had put his arms threw the shoulder restaints but after picking up the sippy cup and having the "do you still want this or no" convo with my one year old and supsequently picking the sippy cup up again actually buckling him into the carseat was, um, skipped. So he just slipped his arms out and hopped down to come see what the big deal was about the front seat.
I am not happy that I was destracted enough to not continue buckling him into his carseat but I am happy that at least it was rush hour and we were not traveling fast at all. If we had been I can assure you there would be no pictures, promise. After he was strapped back into his seat we got back on the road and made it home without any other problems or baby carseat escapes.
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