This photo has taken over my feed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the last few days. It’s filled my inbox with blog posts by all my favourite bloggers. I was starting to get irritated by it. How many more times do I have to read a post about buckling my kids up when we’re in the car? How many more times do I have to think about all those children that weren’t buckled up and ended up injured. Or worse. Until it hit me. That. Is. The Point.
The point of all this being in my newsfeed, being on all my social media channels, being irritated by it. It’s the constant awareness of it. We all need to be made aware of and reminded how dangerous it is to not buckle our children up when we’re driving. Even if it is just a few 100 metres to the shop on the corner.
I must admit, I was one of those mothers. The one that sat on the back seat with the baby on her lap. The mom that didn’t want to take the time to strap her child in. The one who didn’t even feel bad for not strapping her baby into his car seat, knowing how dangerous it is. Things are different now. I always strap the boys in, no matter where we’re going. They are MY responsibility and keeping them safe is at the top of that responsibility list.
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