Ok, so I didn’t make a citizens arrest, but I did call the cops on some people the other day. I was on the freeway heading north when I noticed something strange in the car in front of me. I was horrified to see a woman in the backseat holding a baby and holding the baby above her head. The baby had to be between 2 and 3 months old.
I called the police and followed them until they pulled into a parking lot. When they got out I looked into their car and they had a car seat in there but it was not strapped down and was facing the wrong way for a baby that little. The cops got there just after they got out of their car and since they didn’t see them in the act of having the child unrestrained they couldn’t do anything about it and the women were lying about having the baby strapped into the car seat. Grrrrrr. The cop said that they could issue the driver a citation but most likely they would contest it in court and I would have to go testify against them. In the end it would be their word against mine and would not go anywhere. I didn’t want to have to hassle with that so the cop promised me that he would make sure to lecture the mom about what she did.
We survived Swine Flu ‘09. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the H1N1 flu and from personal experience I can tell you that this flu is a beast. Colin, Stephe, and I all had the flu 2 weeks ago. We finally took the baby to the Doctor after 5 days of a fever and he tested positive for H1N1. To be honest the worst part was the constant fear that Colin would develop pneumonia from the flu (the common complication that is causing people to die from this). I sat up 3 nights just holding him because I was so paranoid about his breathing– he sounded like Darth Vadoe for over a week. It took a long time to get out of our systems and Stephe and Colin still have lingering coughs.
Since we were still recovering from being sick on Halloween we decided to lay low at home and hope for some trick-or-treators but no one came . We did go visit Stephe’s family to see the little kids in their costumes.
Colin and his cousins on Halloween
I love the one eyebrow raise in this picture.
I have so many pictures of Colin in his car seat, and that is because I tend to sit back there with him while Stephe drives– my sister calls this “a rookie move.” It is, but that is exactly what I am!