If you are following me on Facebook then you already know that yesterday we got a ton of snow. The snow fell steadily the.entire.day!! I consider myself a very cautious driver. I do not speed, I do not take risks, and I do not go out ESPECIALLY with Greyson when weather conditions are bad.
However, yesterday morning, just as the storm was starting I had to go out. It was a quick trip thankfully, but there was really no way around it. The entire time my stomach was in my throat. I hated the unnecessary risk.
Anyway, the point of this post is that sometimes you have to do risky things you normally would not do. The best thing is to be prepared for such a case.
July 2012 I posted about these car seat information cards, but today I am posting about them again. I think they are really important. I pray that you NEVER ever need them, but god-forbid you do, I believe they can and will help you and your child.
It is simple. Click on any of the images below (whichever one you want). Print it out (4 x 6 inches) fill out the information and adhere it to the side of your child’s car seat! *I used packing tape to cover the entire front to make it water proof and less likely to wear from the elements.*
We also live in an area where it is not uncommon to get stranded. Every year there is at least one major accident on the thruway in the middle of a massive snow storm that leaves hundreds of people stranded. You can be anywhere from 30-80 miles between exits, and have snow falling at a rate of 4+ inches an hour. That would be horrible.
When this happens police on snowmobiles rescue those with medical conditions first, then those with children or those who have run out of gas…leaving them with no heat in their car. The cars stay there until they can be cleared away by snowplows, or the storm comes to a halt.
It is horrible.
I always like to have the following in my car, during the winter just to be safe.
- I never leave for a trip on the thruway without Greyson’s snow gear. All of it.
- Extra snacks. Squeezers, crackers, bananas, etc.
- Gloves and hats for Scott and I
- Water bottles
- Hard candy – *sugar!*
- I also have my big purse that I take everywhere that has activities for Greyson
I try to be safe all year round when it comes to travel, but I take it a step further once the snow arrives.
I hope all of you and your families stay safe this year.
If I were to have only one post get pinned on Pinterest, or shared on Facebook, I truly hope it is this one!! Stay safe everyone!