Posted by Amy Boyte at 10:10 AM
Having said all that, the latest battle, which I'm now facing alone, is over the car seat. I was informed about two weeks ago that Grace is now One, so therefore it is time that we can lose the heavy-as-all-get-out infant car seat for the much more convenient forward-facing variety.
Well, I have a problem with this. My child is petite. She's not quite the recommended 20 pounds. (She's probably 19 something by now, but still NOT 20.) Besides, I've read tons of information about how much safer rear-facing car seats are, so I'm not in a terrible hurry to switch.
I told the MiL this and expected to have a reprieve of the subject until I (the PARENT) brought it up again.
Saturday, the MiL bought a forward-facing car seat and informed us that we would no longer need to leave the infant car seat with Grace when we drop her off in the mornings.
Sunday night, the MiL watched Grace while J & I were at choir/orchestra practice and brought her to church. She informed me that "Grace loves the new carseat. She did so much better than that other one."
A background note...Grace hates driving in the dark. Sometimes she screams the entire ride. Apparently the forward facing car seat is the solution to this problem. But, it is a solution that I would like to implement. When I feel that Grace is big enough.