Thursday, November 24, 2005
Car Seat Upgrade
Zara's car seat is long overdue for an upgrade. Although she has not reached the weight limit of her infant carrier (9Kg), she has already exceeded the height limit (72cm) quite a few months back. Even though we'd bought her a front facing car seat during the mega sales in August, we didn't replace it immediately because the infant carrier is very portable (easy to install into my car on weekdays, and move to Daddy's car on weekends) and has a canopy (good for transporting her in and out of the car during rainy days and shield her on sunny days) . We set ourselves a target, when she turned One, we'll do the upgrade. Finally, yesterday night, Daddy installed the new car seat into my car (after 30mins of struggling
and some swearing).
This morning, when it was time to leave the house, I told Zara "Come on, lets go, we're going to Ah Kim's house already" She automatically wobbled towards her infant carrier and wanted to climb into it. We told her, "Zara now big girl already, che-che (big sister) already, no more baby, must sit in BIG car seat now". It was like a ceremony, 3 of us (Daddy, maid, myself), fussed over her and placed her into her new car seat. And thank God she likes it, and didn't complain.
Now, while driving to work, she'll be seated behind me, instead of next to me (like she did when she was in her infant career). I can't hold her hand or stroke her face while driving any more.... *sob sob*.
Just for the records, this is her in the Infant Carrier in August.
And today, the big girl has been upgraded to her spacious car seat.
Why do I feel as though I'm going to marry her off soon?? *Sensible me talking : I have to get a grip of myself!*