Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fold in half and fall

My daughter is little.  She's 26 lbs when she's fully clothed at 3 years old.  To put it in perspective, there's a little girl who is also 3 years old that came into my work and she's 45 lbs!  19 lbs heavier and an inch or two taller.  While I do think my daughter is on the slight side, I think 45 lbs is a little on the ....errrr...husky side.  Most kids her age are probably in the 30-40 lb range.

If you try to determine where most of her weight is, it's in her head.  We cannot get any shirts over her big ol' fat head.  Torso is about average.  Legs are incredibly skinny, and we have to pull all her adjustable waist pants in, and they still sag on her.  The bottom half of her is almost non-existent.

So I take her to her first movie today.  She's very excited.  We get our tickets, and I put her into the seat next to me.  The problem is that her legs are so light that they can't hold the theater seat down.  It keeps folding in on her, so her legs are forced up to her nose.  And then she starts slipping down the huge gap that occurs when the seat folds in on itself.

"I'm stuck, mama!"

"I'm falling, mama!"

"Mama!"

I suppose the solution is that until she is weighty enough to not fold in on herself, I have to hold her.

6 comments:

Krista said...

oh no, poor thing. I have to admit I did get a chuckle out of picturing this. What movie did you see. I am thinking of taking Morgandy to her first one too

Quietly Subversive said...

She picked Rango at the dollar theater. She was nervous about the dark, the noise, and the chair of course. I bet M would love the new Pooh movie that's coming out soon.

Scrapping in Circles said...

Most theaters around here have "boosters" that you can put on the seats for little ones. My son needed on up until last summer still to keep the seat from folding him in half and he was five. You could also bring in a booster seat from your car. That's what we had to do when my daughter was small.

Quietly Subversive said...

She doesn't yet have a booster in the car (still in the "baby" one), but that's a good idea to ask. As you can tell, I'm a going-to-the-movies-with-your-kid virgin.

Wendy said...

Boosters at the theater are awesome to keep them from folding in! They velcro to the seat and don't slide!

Quietly Subversive said...

Everyone knows this but me. I obviously don't spend much time at the movies.