Lucy goes to daycare Wednesday - Friday (she has other child-care Mon and Tues). When I dropped her off today they had me sign a permission slip for a field trip on Thursday. I signed it and asked her teacher if they would also need me to leave Lucy's carseat, she said no ... I left feeling confused so I called the director and he said the whole center is going to a park/picnic and they are taking a big yellow school bus. He told me how safe it was. I do know statistically that buses are involved in far fewer deaths then car accidents, and that most accidents happen with kids entering and exiting buses. I just think the stats were gathered from normal usage kids ages 5 and up. I couldn't couldn't couldn't send her to daycare tomorrow knowing she'd be all untethered riding down a freeway in a yellow bus, I mean one quick stop ... shoot. I am like the queen of following installation manuals for carseats, took a certification course and everything.
So grandma gets her tonight-tomorrow. Logically I know, just by driving her up there tonight and having her driven back tomorrow I've probably increased the possibility she'll get in a crash ... but she'll be in a carseat!
boring post, but someone had to write it.