I'm A Silly Mami: High Chairs Are Not For Rocking   

Friday, January 13, 2012

High Chairs Are Not For Rocking

We have one of those portable high chairs that you attach to one of your kitchen chairs. When Miss Sassafras is in her chair I put her iPad on the table and she’s good to eat, yes I know – pretty spoiled huh but whatever.

So when Miss Sassy gets into a fit and wants out she starts to rock from side to side. For months now I’ve been telling her not to because she is going to fall. Explaining something like that to a 2 year old is like talking to the wall. But she knows what she is doing is wrong because she shakes her finger back and forth in a no-no-no way. So good, we understand each other. I also need to make sure that I don’t sit her too close to the table because then she puts her feet up and leans back.  She has come close a few times to falling back and I’ve caught her just in time.

My daughter is an adrenaline junkie!  There seems to be nothing she won’t do for the thrill of it. She loves to go higher and faster on the swing, she loves to flip and be flipped, she will throw herself on you with no warning so you have to make sure you are always ready to catch her. She spins and spins so she can fall. My little girl is fearless – just like her mama. She’s putting her daddy to shame-LOL!

But it finally caught up to her. Earlier this week I was in the living room steam cleaning the carpet while she was in her chair having lunch. All of a sudden I hear screaming. I didn’t think much of it because you know how when you are in the shower and you hear the baby crying even though the baby isn’t crying – isn’t that weird – well I just casually look into the kitchen to check on her just in case and there is no Buggy. Without seeing her I knew what had happened. I run into the kitchen and I find her on all four on the kitchen floor with the tray underneath her.  I picked her up and tried to calm her down. She was fine but just really scared. I just kept telling her that she was ok and that she couldn’t do that anymore.

All I kept thinking was well I hope you learned your lesson. I wasn’t freaked out because I was expecting it sooner or later. You can bet that I put her back in her chair later that evening for dinner. I didn’t want her to be afraid although I knew she was going to try again but she didn’t do it until the next day and she caught herself. I told her not to do it because she was going to fall again and she waved her little hand in that no-no-no and understood what would happen.

This is the beginning of many lessons – I think I’m ready.


  1. I'm glad that she was OK.  I like how you stayed calm - I, on the other hand tend to freak out. My mom always tells me not to worry as kids are bound to have mishaps no matter how careful you try to be, or how many times you warn them. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I'm glad she was OK too!  I, as a grandma, freak out...not wanting my little ones to get hurt!!  My son told me about when he had put our grson in his crib...and he heard a horrid scream!   He came back and found him on the floor...OK but both were shaken.   It was time to lower the crib mattress!!    grson did use the type of eating device you mention on their kitchen chair, just lucky he didn't go diving out....or at least I wasn't told :)

  3. Ok, I have to admit I am giggling. When I was pregnant with my daughter we started calling her Miss Sassafrass and Sasparilla. She has not disappointed us so far. She climbs, jumps, dives, waddle runs and dive rolls onto her brother like a WWF wrestler...she is 13 months. The same chair scenario is in our future. Ugh. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Glad she's ok. I giggled too. Thanks for joining my Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

  5. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for stopping by. I totally laughed about it after and every time I tell it I laugh- my poor kid-LOL!

  6. Oh dear, good thing she's ok!  I would've panicked if I were in your situation.  I guess minor accidents are inevitable with kids.  

  7. Hey Val,

    That is too funny. That is exactly how Buggy is. She loves all that rough stuff. No girlie stuff for her. You may have to protect your son from HER-LOL! 

  8. Hi Colleen,

    She hasn't tried to climb out yet and I hope it won't happen since its already at its lowest and until she sleeps through the night she's staying in there-LOL! 

  9. I generally don't freak out because my reaction makes it worse. I'm sure there are more incidents coming our way - just trying to get ready for them-LOL!

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  11. I can't believe this hasn't happened to either of my littles yet!  They're both rowdy in their chairs, little man can make his chair "hop" across the floor and end up halfway across the room in the time it takes me to run to the bathroom!  Crazy kids!

  12. You know, I was thinking that kids are so silly and test everything and never learn their lesson, then I realized that adults are the same way!

    I'm a new fb follower from the s.m. hop (via personal account so it counts). It would be great if you could stop by my page when you get the chance :) My Baby Sleep Guide


  13. She certainly learned her lesson. She hasn't tried it since!

  14. Hi Huda,

    Thanks for following. Heading over to your site to follow back

  15. I'm sure Buggy would have attempted that if she could and she would have loved it! 

  16. Hi Rachel,

    Yup, I agree. sometimes we just don't like to grow up - LOL!. heading over to your page to like! thanks for following! 


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