Thursday, May 15, 2008

Family Sports Car

Recently, Amanda reminded me of yet another reason why she dislikes my car. Because if we need to use it in a clinch or an emergency, we would be unable to transport the kids in it.

Well, last weekend we wanted to drop off our main family car (a red Ford Escape) at the dealership for some maintenance, but the friend that usually picks me up for things like this wasn't available.

So I decided that since we upgraded Emily's car seat not too long ago to one that can be secured with a shoulder belt , and since both kids' seats have been facing the front (not facing rearward) for a while now, and since there was also a need to use my car for this purpose - it was time to attempt to fit the two car seats in it.

And sure enough - viola!

Sure, we have to move the front seats up a little bit further than their normal position, but IT WORKS! We actually used my car for the whole weekend too.

In the last picture, you can see that I used the seats' tether straps too, just to make them extra secure.

1 comment:

Amanda Lomonaco said...

Keep dreamin', Mike. NOT a family sports car. Good job, though, I was very surprised that the car seats actually fit and worked. Tight, but possible.

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