Thursday, July 12, 2007


I've been remiss in not blogging about last weekend yet...we had some drama as Emily would say!

Friday night while Braeden was eating dinner in his high chair, the stupid lopsided chair finally broke. The leg snapped and fortunately Mat was right there to catch the chair before it went down completely under the weight of a screaming 30-pound kid. I ran out from the living room and snatched Braeden out of the chair to comfort him while Mat cleaned up the floor. Poor kid almost took a header onto the kitchen floor just like one of Britney Spears' kids. Surely this just confirms us as better parents than Britney! (Like there was ever any doubt!)

So, Mat and a calmed-down Braeden went to Baby Depot and then to Target to find a new chair. We didn't want to spend a ton of money, but we wanted something that would fold down like the kitchen step stool. They chose this one by Evenflo. So far, so good. It's working well for us. The tray is much easier to slide off than the old one.

And of course, we had to take advantage of the free disposal service that is a construction dumpster in the neighborhood. As long as they're still building houses here, we've got free disposal of all big, unwieldy, unwanted items. I've been trying to keep this story alive in Braeden's memory by talking about it, so I figured he ought to have the chance to see the high chair in the dumpster for himself. And of course I had to snap a photo for the blog. What I won't do for my loyal readers!


Emily said...

now, this IS some drama. i'm so glad mat was there to catch him. i didn't even think about britney letting her kid fall out of the chair...hahahha...

glad you found a new chair.

y'all are GREAT parents!

Me-ma said...

Dumpster looks so sad with that broken high chair. Mat, could we bring some junk down and dispose of it too?? Glad little boy Braeden was ok. And what a nice new chair he has now! xMe-ma