Marvin is on hiatus from “Ask Marvin”, at least until inspiration strikes. Please feel free to send your ideas or questions to marvin “at” carseatblog “dot” com or send him a PM! Until then, Marvin hopes to continue with some free giveaways.
Hello. My name is Kecia and I have a serious problem. I find it nearly impossible to resist a good deal on anything carseat related. The worst part of this problem is that half of the time I buy things that I don’t actually need. Sometimes I buy things that I don’t even want! My friends are no help whatsoever since they tend to be as bad as I am.
Today is the perfect example. Britax has a couple of their covers on clearance for $25! They don’t have anything on sale that I really want or need – so why am I having such a hard time resisting? Yes, Ashley Floral is my favorite girly MA cover but I don’t have a MA and I don’t have any girls! I do have a Husky and a Regent but I never really cared for the Sahara cover. So why, why, why do I have an Ashley Floral and a Sahara cover in my shopping cart??? Help! Someone talk me down – PLEASE!
I participated in a mandatory car seat checkpoint early Wednesday morning.The police pick a part of town where they feel there’s a problem with misuse/nonuse of child restraints, set up a road block, and send every vehicle with a car seat into a parking lot where eager child passenger safety technicians wait to tackle the fun stuff. As much as I enjoy doing what I do, I can’t say I was too eager since we needed to be there before 6:45a (I usually roll out of bed mumbling not-so-nice words at around 7:10a) and I squeaked into the parking lot just before 7a.
“Hi Marv. Did you get one of those $42 Britax Marathons? Please tell us you did and will be giving some away in a contest! Can you believe Target cancelled my order? I am so p1$&3D! – Signed, Peeved Pamela”