Big Kid hates Carseat
I am writing you this letter today in hopes that your parent may find it and share it with you if they are in the same boat as me, having 2 older kids (ages 8 and 6) who hate being in a car seat and see their friends not in them and think it is unfair and I want to share why we parent do this to you, I know it is torture!
There are many reasons that we keep you in a car seat and here are some reasons as to why.
1- Because we are selfish, really we are we only get one of you and we want to keep you here with us instead of losing you if God forbid we were to get into a car accident.
2- Because we love you, we want to keep you safe and out of harms way to the best we can and this is just our way of keeping you safe when you are in the car.
3- It would be a lot less stressful with out you in a car seat then dealing with the battle of the car seat each and every day, but you are worth the fight.
4- It would take a lot less time leaving the house to go some where if we didn’t have to check if you were in your seat properly, but you are worth the time it takes, even if it makes us late for where we are going.
5- We want you to enjoy life and grow up to be successful and you can not do that if you are not here with us.
6- We are mean- yes all those times you say we are mean for putting you in a car seat when your friends are not you are right we are mean. We are mean mommies and daddies who will fight for you and fight to keep you safe so we are mean to those who would put you in danger.
7- Yes I am treating you like a baby, but not just any baby. I am treating you like MY baby because no matter how much you grow and no matter how old you get you are MY baby forever and always.
In a few years you will grow up and understand why we are making you sit in one now and I am sure you will miss the comfy head rest and arm rests and cup holders that your seat gives you along with the protection of being safe in the car. As parents its our job to do what is best for you, raise you to be great people and during that time to keep you safe and one step in that is keeping you in a car seat even when your friends are climbing in the front seat of their parents car with no carseat or booster.
Love your Mommy and Daddy who are selfish, loving, mean, and protective 🙂