Buckle up, Buttercup!

This morning I got the shock of my life (i might be exaggerating yes) which made me realize again why Ubayd, at 5 years old is, and will still be (for a very long time) in a car seat. It also reminded me of the importance of being strapped up in the car.

As I’m driving to school, the car in front of me traps dead breaks causing me to swerve out the way and then also hit the breaks hard. Next thing i know, Ubayd is squashed up against the back of the passenger seat and all i see is the car seat (sounds funny now when i picture it but wasn’t funny at the time). He was in his seat, but not buckled.

I must admit, I had a rough morning with the kids, playing referee and being on repeat mode as usual…have you brushed your teeth? Have you done this have you done that and so on…that’s a typical morning for me. And once in the car, about to drive…”Mommy i forgot my jacket” or “Mommy i forgot my head band”. Back in the house, setting me back another 2 minutes or so. But i love it, i love every bit of madness and scolding because I chose to have them.

Anyway, getting back to the point. So yes, it was my fault that I hadn’t secured him in his seat, but i was in a hurry so i asked him to DIY. He is 5 years old, not 2. But yes, kids will be kids and it’ll teach me to rather be safe and double check, than to rush off in an attempt to get to work and school on time.

Raziah is an awesome big sister so she quickly helped him up. As much as they grill my cheese some mornings (and they grill it well), they are so adorable and i wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mommies make sure the kids are secured in the car, things happen in the blink of an eye and then there’s no turning back. Remember, they are precious cargo.

Until next time

Fatima

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