Friday, September 15, 2006
On Monday it becomes law. Children under 1.65 metres will have to sit in a booster chair in the car. As an adult and a nurse, I approve of this safety measure, but it's going to cause a great deal of pain and misery. The smallest children in the class have enough problems. Now they're going to be discriminated against purely because of their stature. While other classmates do the school run as usual next week, they will be forced back into baby seats, with all the teasing and bullying that implies. I know I would be mortified. I was the youngest in my class, and the second smallest. If this law had come in back in the seventies, I would have been in a baby seat until I was nine or ten. The Tourette's was bad enough, imagine this on top!