Thursday, June 12, 2008

Child Safety Door Locks

Well, I haven't had to use these until Monday. We were leaving Grandma and Grandpa Dairman's house on our way to swim lessons, at Talon was throwing a FIT! I had told Talon and Hailey to get in the car about a bizillion times, but they were ignoring me and running back and forth across the grass. Hailey decided to listen first and got in the car, but she got in Talon's seat in the middle. I told Talon that since Hailey listened, and he didn't, she gets to sit there this time(next to Lacy) and he would have to sit in her seat. WOW! 4 YEAR OLD'S SURE KNOW HOW TO THROW A FIT!! It took me WAY too long to get him buckled in while he was fighting it tooth and nail. I actually took him out of the car and spanked his bottom and then started over, but it didn't help. I wanted to sit on him to hold him down while I got the buckles done. Poor Charlotte didn't know WHAT to do! Anyway, I finally got him buckled (thank goodness he can't undo the buckles once I get them latched) and shut the door. He opened it...I shut it...he opened it again. I told him NOT to that again, and shut it. I buckled Hailey in her seat and drove off, on our way to be late for swim lessons...again. As I made a left turn onto Stapley Talon opened his door again and it FLEW open, and he was SCARED. I pulled over, walked around the car and shut it. Luckily it scared the fit right out of him and he was very calm the rest of the ride, apologized to me when we got there and made it through his entire swim lesson without a hitch. I have since switched the child lock on the door so that won't happen again.


laurie said...

Oh my gosh! That is so scary! I'm glad he is ok. I totally am laughing about trying to buckle in a screaming child. It's like you can't bend them in half! Sounds like a scary situation turned good teaching moment.

Charles and Courtney said...

When Carina was little she opened the car door while I was on the freeway. Luckily it didn't open all the way, just enough to tell that it was unlatched but it sure can be scary for the both of you. Thank goodness for child locks!