I Confess - I carry my 3 year old ( turned 3 January 31st) Out to the car when we leave the house, and if we go to the store or anywhere - I carry him from the car into the store etc... Typically if we go to walmart, I try my best to park close to the cart return - so I can just put him straight in the cart and push him in the store. If there isn't a cart return close, I just carry him up to the store and place him in the cart.
I realize that for mom's who have more then one kid, this isn't something that's possible - because you can't carry all your kids at once.
We live at the foot hills of the mountain, so our street is on a slant, as well as our drive way. And most of the people who drive up or down our street are doing well over the safe speed for our street. So I don't feel comfortable allowing my son to walk out to the car, if he was to run or walk fast - there is a good chance he could fall and roll down the drive way - and then there is the issue with the fast driving cars on our road.
As far as carrying him into the stores, I do that because most parking lots are so full with parked cars, and cars looking for a parking space - I don't trust the other drives will see my 3 year old and not hit him....
are any of you one child mothers guilty of this?
on Apr. 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM