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update/ you won't believe this story

Hey girls just wanted to sorry that I had missed the vc I was not motivated at all and then just got super busy. I have been dealing with my neck again so I had to go in to have injections done on Monday which went fine, on Tuesday I had to take Jazz to American girl but could not make it. We were already an hour or so from home in ILon the way and I got stopped at the tollway for guess what???? Because Jasmin's seat was reclined!!! She had on her seatbelt but was slightly reclined so they made me pull over to do a full seatbelt check on Damien. Well, when I go to modeling I put Damien in the baby carseat which is up to 30 lbs so still fine. This way if he falls asleep I can just carry him in. So... they tell me that is not okay and I need to have another carseat brought to me! I tell them I am an hour and a half away from home!!! He did not care. So 2 cops had to follow me to get me off the highway safe. I looked like a criminal! I was so mad at this point and the one time I left my cell at home. I ended up parking right by gurnee mills mall but only had cash on me and not enough to buy a carseat which I did not want to do since I already had another one at home. By this time an hour had passed and I had already missed her shoot Sad They gave me a ticket for Jasmin having her seat reclined!!! I mean I thought I was on that show punked. So I call for a carseat and tell modeling sorry (which sucked so bad) The cops left but they were at the toll so if I had just drove off to leave they would have saw me. I was trapped! Jazz and I walked to the mall with Damien. Thank god I had the stroller. Right as I was ready to lose it and break down I turn the corner and I see an ARCHIVERS! I think I even heard trumpets! It was like god telling me it would be okay LOL! Jazz was like mom, do you feel better now. She wanted to go to modeling but we booked American Girl on the 8th again and she had already known that so was fine. I went into Archivers and came out with new paper, a mimi album and a smile on my face! Then Jazz went shopping. Oh to make matters worse I had to call my mil for the carseat since everyone else was at work. Jasmin ended up seeing herself up in the mall so that was cool.
So back to my drama. Well we end up going to the car and mil was there and was nice. :eek: By the time we got home it was 7 at night and I knew the next afternoon we had a shoot at Kohl's. Although the mall was fun I wanted to give up on this whole modeling thing. I was just burnt out! So I wake up yesterday after not being able to sleep at all that night. I was up from 1 to 4a.m. and take Jazz to shool. I picked her up during lunch and we went to Kohl's which was nice. I don't know if anyone knows the show gossip girls but the mom of one of the girls (vanessa) is at Kohl's. We talk while in the waiting area and she tells me not to give up and how she has been there but it was worth it. (I bet, her daughter is famous) She was there with her youngest who is modeling. Trina, remember how your hubby said if K models she will turn into a crack addict. Well tell him not the model but yes, maybe the MOTHER! No wonder why the tabloids write about all those crazy parents like Lindsay's and Brittney's mom. How can they not be crazy? Now I understand LOL!

Well after all that stress, Damien rewarded me last night by sleeping all night for the first time! I woke up and it was light and I was so confused! I am so happy to get some sleep. I did go and pick up my prints last night and today I have NOTHING to do!!!! So today I am scrapping again. It makes me happy to escape to my room. Now if I only had a lock for the door!
Thanks if you got this far, I feel better now.

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Wow! What a crazy day! Seriously, did the cops weigh Damien? I've always wondered about car seat stuff and that... how do they know he is too big (or little) for the seat? We had to out Scout in the front-facing seat when Dylan was born to avoid buying another seat... she was 19lbs 14oz - not quite the 20lbs she was supposed to be.

I'm glad mil behaved herself and that Jazz got to do the Kohls shoot. I always look for her in the ads now Smile And sleeping through the night??? That's fantastic! Dylan slept from 10-4:30 last night and I was thrilled, so to wake up and have it be light outside? You must have been over the moon!

Have fun scrapping today!

AshnBill's picture
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WOW, those cops obviously need something better to do! That's ridiculous! Carseat AND seat reclined.

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"Princess Leia" wrote:

Wow! What a crazy day! Seriously, did the cops weigh Damien? I've always wondered about car seat stuff and that... how do they know he is too big (or little) for the seat? We had to out Scout in the front-facing seat when Dylan was born to avoid buying another seat... she was 19lbs 14oz - not quite the 20lbs she was supposed to be.

I'm glad mil behaved herself and that Jazz got to do the Kohls shoot. I always look for her in the ads now Smile And sleeping through the night??? That's fantastic! Dylan slept from 10-4:30 last night and I was thrilled, so to wake up and have it be light outside? You must have been over the moon!

Have fun scrapping today!

That is so sweet that you look for her Smile and how lucky to have Dylan sleep that long. Is Scout sleeping through the night also?

Ash, can you believe that! I mean then why do the seats recline? I am going to court that cop was having a bad day!

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That cop sounds like he needs a lesson on carseats. I mean what made him think he was too big for his seat? Most carriers will hold a baby up to about 25 or 30 pounds. I am so sorry you had such a horrible day.

Breen31806's picture
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I obviously know nothing about carseats but thank goodness my hubby is liscensed to install them so I don't have to worry about stuff like that when we have kids Smile Tia that cop has lost his noggin!

I also look for Jas when I get the Kohls paper on Sunday Wink

Breen31806's picture
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Oh Tia I just thought of something. You should be able to drive up to any fire station and "ask" if they can make sure the carseat is installed properly and make sure the harness is over Damien properly too and if they say nothing about him being to big etc, you could definitely use that in court.

sewgirly's picture
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Tia that is just crap! I would be mad too. At least you found a scrap store and made it a little more bearable. Glad to hear your MIL behaved herself too!!

I think I would definitely go to court too. Could you look up the lbs. on the seat and take that info with you?

jd6405's picture
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WOW! What a nutty day!! I'm sorry it all went this way! YAY for Damien sleeping through the night!!

Uropachild's picture
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Wow! Sounds like a right blag! Glad you managed to do some retail therapy though. Biggrin

slurpeegirl13's picture
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That is super crazy! I didn't know you could get a ticket for being reclined. But I can't wait to see what you do with the stuff you bought!

Andy1784's picture
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Wow I would be taking that to court too, how rediculous. At least there was a silver lining to it all and may you get some good stuff done today.

Hope your neck is improving.

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Sarah, your language cracks me up. You sound so much like my grandmother (she was from England too).

Tia, I'm sorry you had such a lousy day. I would definitely bring him to court. I think he was just mad that he pulled you over for nothing so he was punishing you for stupid stuff. One of the cops did that to my DH on the way to Reno, NV. He pulled him over for not having his seatbelt done up, but it was done up, it was just the black seatbelt against the black shirt.... So he gave him a ticket for having a slight rock crack in his windshield on the passenger side. Luckily it was MIL's car. LOL.

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"tialee" wrote:

That is so sweet that you look for her Smile and how lucky to have Dylan sleep that long. Is Scout sleeping through the night also?

Yeah, we're hoping Dylan makes it a habit to sleep like that, but she's still pretty small (we go to doc next week and will weigh her then) and so she tends to wake up and eat every 4 hours at least. Scout was 9 or 10lbs by now and she started STTN at 2months and is pretty consistant about it. She's been waking early lately but I think it's nightmares. She talks to her animals in her crib and usually puts herself back to sleep though.

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You've got to be kidding! Are you sure there wasn't cameras around??? OMG, I see people driving around here EVERY.SINGLE.DAY with their kids bouncing around completely unbuckled and 6 or 7 kids to a car and they don't give a crap about it. Makes me soooo upset!!!! And they give YOU a ticket for the seat being reclined?!?!?!?!? WTH?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh man, I am just glad you got to go into an Archivers!!! I'd have needed that and a triple espresso. I just dare one of the cops here to ever pull me over for something like that. I will flip on them. Literally, every day I see babies/kids in no carseats and unbuckled standing on the seat!! Sorry girl!! Sad Atleast they could re-book Jazz for another shoot!
Missed you around here! I'm going to reply to your PM tonight. I'm on my lunch break at my house, but have to leave to go back to work in just a sec.

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Wow, that is the craziest crap I've heard in a while Tia! I would have thought I was getting punked too! LOL Wow!! I too would be taking my *** to court to stand up to this guy, I mean he has no idea your child's weight, or the weight requirements of his seat. And like Charys said, there are so many kids not even buckled, or not in booster seats when they should be, to ticket you for her seat being reclined. OMG!!! That is infuriating!!

Mommy2007's picture
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Wow that is a really crappy day. Glad you go to go to the mall and Archivers with Jazz though. Also glad to hear that you are fighting the cop. I would seriously consider bringing the manual for the car seat (or print it online) and a scale or the weight that ur ped says Damien is. That is completely ridiculous. Like pp said how can he tell how much Damien ways. I mean seriously way to pull a power trip on an innocent woman with kids. Glad they could rebook Jazz.... we didn't get a Kohls ad this past weekend so didn't get to see Jazz....but hopefully this weekend.

hope your neck feels better and that the rest of your week went better. Yay to damien for sttn.

coolmama72's picture
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there is a height limit on those seats ... I'm a car seat safety freak, sorry. if he's too long for it, he's not safe no matter what he weighs.

but that sucks that you got pulled over because Jasmin's seat was reclined. I had no idea that was an issue.

hooray for Archivers and Damien sleeping through the night!

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Well here is the thing. I did not get a ticket for Damien ??? Just one for Jazz thats why I think Damien was legal. I just NEVER HEARD of getting a ticket for having a seat reclined I mean she was sleeping and he woke her up! Thing is I do want to know if Damien was for sure legal cause Jazz missed out on 500.00 not like we could ever get it back but I just want to prove that I am not this bad mom he made me out to be. Jasmin told the cop "my mom is a spaz about seatbelts" and he didn't even smile. I was like seriously??? I will fill you all in when I go to court , thanks for the support Smile

coolmama72's picture
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man, that sucks that you have to go to court for it all. just for the reclined seat?

maybe you didn't get a ticket for Damien's seat because you didn't break any laws. Did he say why you had to have another one? That really is messed up. I mean, even if he was too big for it, I've never heard of a cop saying a word about baby seats. ugh.

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Tia- would you like me to ask my dad? He's a Milwaukee Co Deputy (albeit one out on disability right now), but he worked the highways for so many years.

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"mommymish" wrote:

tia- would you like me to ask my dad? He's a milwaukee co deputy (albeit one out on disability right now), but he worked the highways for so many years.

yes, that would be very cool! Can you ask him if a child is buckled in correctly but the seat is reclined is that okay?

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Tia- My dad asks how you were pulled over. Was it at the toll booth or were you speeding, or were you just driving and pulled over for the seat thing?

He says "
In wi we can only stop someone for a traffic violation or equipment violation or if child is plainly not seatbelted. And if memory serves me right--if they were older kids we could not stop them simply for seat belt viol. Just like adults--cant just stop for seat belt viol."

Feel free to pm me.

mommys's picture
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Convertable seats do recline and must be reclined at a certain angle when they are facing backwards, but CAN NOT be reclined when facing forward. That said, I think it is totally stupid that he gave you a ticket for it. And I'm seriously curious as to WHY they pulled you over too.