Booster Seat? Hotdog!

Posted On July 7, 2008

Filed under bonding time, family, parenting

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They passed a law in our state that requires all children under 4’10” to ride in a booster seat in the back seat of a car.  The Tyrant is currently 4’2″ and has not ridden in a car seat or booster seat since she was about 4 years old.  This weekend we broke the news to her that for our family vacation/road trip she is going to have to ride in a booster seat.  This was her reaction:

“NO!!!  I don’t want to ride in a booster seat!  Booster seats are for babies!  Don’t make me!  Puh-lease!!!!!!”  This was followed by a lot of foot stomping and arm crossing.

The Show looked at her and said “I don’t know, having your own seat sounds pretty cool.”

The Tyrant replied “NO!!!  I don’t want to ride in a booster seat!  Booster seats are for babies!”

I finally said “Well, you know, all of your friends are going to have to ride in one and you are taller than they are so they will have to be in them longer than you.”  This statement made her stop and think.

She wasn’t sold on the idea until we were in the store and Bear picked her up and put her in one of the boosters on display.  “Hey, this is pretty comfy.  Do you think I can get this one, Daddy?”  So, of course, that is the one that we bought. Once we were outside, she demanded that we put it together and pouted on the ride home because she couldn’t use her new seat.

After we got home, we started making dinner.  The Tyrant kept eagerly looking at the box and then looking at Bear.  She didn’t want to ask him to put it together but she couldn’t wait for it either.  Finally, after dinner she said, “Daddy, Daddy, please please please put my buster seat together.”  After it was assembled she spend the rest of the night sitting on it while it was propped up on the couch.  I am so glad she is excited about it, we definately dodged the bullet on this one.

Firecracker Cupcakes!

Posted On July 5, 2008

Filed under bonding time, family, The Tribe

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This is how we spent the day on the 4th.
Phase 1

Phase 1

Phase 2
Phase 2
Complete

Complete

I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Are they spoiled?

I found an article on Webmd.com today titled “Is Your Child Spoiled?”  There were 3 signs to tell.  So, I decided to put our girls to the test.

1) The cafeteria dining plan -This is where you prepare a special meal for your kid each and every night.   We don’t do this but we do have battles over food.  Over the same meal, we will hear the following: “Its too spicy!” “Its too bland!” “Your taste buds are different than mine.”  (Check out The War for Dinner , if you want to know more.)

2) Tantrums – We all know what tantrums are…  I wonder if they count the teen/pre-teen girl huff-foot-stomp combo.  The foot goes down, the arms get crossed and a noise that is something between a sigh and a grunt comes out of their mouths.  They all do this one…  Its maddening!!

3) Extreme dependence on parents – This is when you can’t leave your kid anywhere without them throwing a fit.  We have the exact opposite problem…  “Thanks for the cash, bye!”  “Going to Rollerblade, see ya!” “Do you guys have to come?”

So, are they spoiled?  The jury is still out, but it could be so much worse.  After all, webmd.com had to do an entire article on “over-indulged” children… 

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