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Turns Out I Am Not The Back to School Mom I Thought I Would Be

Twins going to schoolStaples used to run a commercial of a dad skipping through a store with two miserable children in tow, to the tune of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.  At the time, I remember thinking how mean it was. That was pre-kids. Pre-twins. And pre-spending a whole summer at home with two toddler. My tune has changed.

I always assumed I would be one of those moms who posted sad face emoji’s on my kids first day of school. Turns out I am not. Some of the other parents and I wondered if it was in poor taste to just drop our kids off and go. Instead of hanging out to make sure they were adjusting well. 

In my defense, this is their second year at their school. And because it is a co-op,  we did spend a good portion of the summer there helping to get ready for the upcoming year. So they are on familiar grounds.

Also in my defense, I spent practically every day with then this summer. EVERY DAY! We don’t live near family, so there was no one to take them for the day. We have no sitter who comes and watches them once a week so I can get anything at all done. It was just me and them, all day, every day, until Saturdays when my husband was off work. I truly think they were just as ready to get a break from me as I was them.

Don’t get me wrong. There was some sadness in today. After this year they will enter Elementary school and I know it will just fly from that point on. This last year of pre-school is the beginning of the end of being a toddler. Of being a weird, funny, anything can happen little person. And that almost kills me.

But today, that was not my focus. My focus is the three days a week that I don’t have to plan some sort of outing or adventure. Our summer was packed. My focus is the three hours a day I have to myself. With no one calling me, climbing on me, using my shirt as a napkin.  

So I too, as I walked away from their preschool, alone, quietly hummed the classic holiday tune,  “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.”

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A Sense of Peace and Security for Parents with Cars.Com

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One of the biggest challenges for parents expecting twins, when looking for car seats is safety and space.  Parents want reassurance that their car is equipped to safely transport babies and older children. Secondly, parents want to makes sure there is enough space for the driver to fit once the car seats are installed.  For parents of multiples, that means a car seat is behind the driver and passenger so you want to ensure your car is safely equipped to fit your entire family.

Thankfully, Cars.com is one of the most trusted car sites for families. Cars.com graded many popular models during the Car Seat Check.

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It is as easy as logging on to cars.com and inputting the make, model and year of your car. A grading system enables you to see how your car or a car you are looking to purchase fares. They also details why they like a car or might not like a car. Every review is done by a certified car seat technician and often a parent too. They also list what car seats they used for their test.

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Cars.com also has a variety of articles pertaining to different aspects of car seat installation such as “Which is the Best Three Row Cars” or “How to Use Tethers on the Side of the Rear Seats.”

Whether you are starting your family or growing it, parents have so much to worry and think about. It is a relief knowing cars.com can provide that extra sense of security when parents are driving around their most precious cargo.

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