J is for Job
Before I get to my post, I really want anyone with a child under age 8 to check your state laws for child passengers. Our state law was changed last summer that kids under eight absolutely had to be in a booster seat (at least, if not a car seat) unless they were already 4 feet 9 inches or over 65 pounds. I am barely over 5 feet tall… and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an 8 year old that was as tall or me (or a few inches under me). Our law also *recommends* that the booster remain in place until they are 10 years old if the child has still not reached the height and weight requirement. It flabbergasted (is that a word?) me that my friend did not have her 7 year old in a car seat. (My 7 year old is still in a 5 point harness!) I was babysitting them and she was complaining about being in the booster seat b/c she doesn’t use one. When I mentioned it to her mom – she was shocked to learn the new law. (The old law was age 6 and 60 lbs.) Of course, I still don’t think that her 7 year old is anywhere close to 60 lbs yet. I’m not sure if she will go out and buy another booster for her 7 year old… but I hope she does. It could make the difference of her child’s life if they were in a car accident. It CAN happen.
Okay, rant over.
As most of you know, I have been searching for a job that will go along side with my kids schedule. I still have found nothing permanent that meets all of my needs except substituting. However, the public school system in my county is currently not accepting subs. So… the wait continues.