Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Click It or Ticket

Today while M. was visiting her mother I took the boys grocery shopping. The HEB on that side of town has carts that seat two children up front so I was excited to try it out with the boys. J. was very tickled to have his brother seated next to him.

As I shopped, I noticed a cart with an unbuckled child sitting in the front. Then I noticed another one. And another one. And another one. Am I missing something, I thought? Why wouldn't you buckle your child in? What if they try to climb out? What if there is a cart accident? I began to keep track, and of the 8 carts I observed with children in them, only one child was wearing the seatbelt. I just don't get it. It takes all of 2 seconds to snap it on.

A couple of months ago we were in Target when some older kids climbing on a cart tipped it over. There was a baby in the front, buckled in. I don't think she was hurt, but it was very distressing to watch. My heart kept racing for several minutes after it happened. I hate to think what could have happened if she hadn't been buckled in.


Bill Senior said...

Anna: Bill added your blog to my favorites and while thumbing through the list came across it. I am impressed and extremely delighted at your common sense and logic. One thing for sure is my son certainly picked a winner when he picked you as his life mate! The work the two of you are doing to make this world a little better for the children is simply awesome. I am glad I will now have the opportunity to peak in and see what is going on in the Morrison household!!!

Dad Morrison

Jamie said...

there is some crazy high statistic about children falling from shopping carts and getting hurt, I don't understand why more people don't buckle their kids in...we always buckle N in because she squirms too much and would probably be a statistic if we didn't!