Sunday, February 9, 2014

Goodbye, old friend

Today we sold my Beetle. I no longer have a Beetle--or a baby, as the baby is five years old now. My Beetle was the first car I bought. It took me to my first adult job. It carried my husband and me away from our wedding to start our honeymoon and a new life together, and returned us home to our first house. It toted our son Henry for his first years, from when he was a baby and I started this blog, to now, when he's grown into a little boy. 114,000 miles later, all I can say is thanks for the memories, old friend. I'll miss you.

Can the Beetle hold a big carseat?

Beetle parents, in case this might help anyone out there searching, I wanted to update you on the last carseat we've purchased: the Britax Frontier 90. It's a huge seat, which has the option to turn into just a booster seat when the child is older and bigger. As a forward-facing harness carseat, it can hold kids up to 90 lbs. and 58" tall, according to the manufacturer website. It's so big, I was nervous if it would actually fit in the Beetle. But I'm pleased to report, it does fit, perfectly. Don't be afraid to order a big seat like this one. The Beetle has a remarkable, seemingly magical, capacity to hold what you need to carry.