Sunday, May 19, 2013

how I'm putting my children at risk..

As a working mother of 4+ there isn't one minute of my day that isn't filled with somebody needing me for something, whether it's a boob or advice on what clothes to buy from 800 miles away. They are my life and I love it, that being said I have a nursing toddler, a extra special 4 year old with a sleep disorder, a 15 year old girl and a 20 year old who needs me to be on demand for her 24/7. Sometimes details slip my mind and somethings just aren't a priority. Over the last 24 hours I have checked every car seat, stroller, high chair, crib, play and pack and most of the toys in my house to make sure that none have been recalled or are expired. This morning I was terrified that someone was going to report me for Jack's car seat being expired. Can I just say that nobody deserves to feel that way. I was hysterical crying worried that my precious loves were at risk because I didn't realize that 1 of my 5 car seats was expired.  I debated deleting my Facebook page, picking up and moving all while trying to get 3 of my kids ready for church. After some kind words from one of my children reminding me that I am not a bad mother and some kind words from some of the mamas on my page I decided not to delete my page. I will however be much more guarded about what I share about my children. I created the Facebook page to be a support page for mamas not a place to be attacked, and saying that I was putting Jack in danger is ridiculous. If you follow me at all you know how much I love all of my children and my job is to protect them. I am grateful that it was pointed out that his car seat was expired and the chest clip was too low. What I didn't say yesterday was that it was my husband who put him in his seat and that I should have noticed the clip. We now have ordered new seats and will pray that emma will transition to a new one without too much resistance. Again thank you to all of you are here to love and support I truly appreciate you.

1 comment:

  1. My son was born in November of 2011. We have a nephew born a yr before, my brother in law gave us a infant carseat. The hospital does inspections on them all before you leave. Well the carseat was expired. I was so embarrassed. We have 3 older children and have never heard that the seats expire. So you are not alone in not knowing. You are a loving caring mother. And from what I see you place your children first in every situation. Question: How did they know the seat was expired?