The other day I got a call from one of my very best friends. It was so nice to hear her voice and hear about how her kids were doing. What I didn’t expect to hear was this:
“(Little one) lost consciousness. I had to resuscitate him.”
My heart fell.
Child is 100% ok but as you can imagine, mama is scarred for life.
And then I thought long and hard about it. Would I be able to resuscitate my kids if, God forbid, I would have to? Would my husband be able to?
So, my friends, this March break, my family and I are adding a CPR review course to our week. Here are a few other things that I hope to accomplish that always seem to never get done. You know those things that you say “oh yeah, I will do it next week”?
Here’s our chance to do it and feel safer, calmer, and better prepared.
- Tell me, mama, are you 100% sure your children’s car seats are put in your car correctly? I always wonder, especially since we had changed sizes of car seats…so we are taking a trip over to the police department to have our three car seats checked out. For more information on car seats and car safety, visit my blogger friend and car seat technician, Wendy Silva, a.k.a. @MapsGirl & the SAAQ to schedule an appointment.
- Most people change their smoke detector batteries in the house once they change the clocks for the time change in the spring. Well, I’m getting a one week head start. (In case you were wondering, the clocks change on March 10th this year) Changing the batteries for the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms now will give me a greater peace of mind.
- While you are at it, check if your fire extinguisher needs to be replaced and if it’s in the right place in your home.
- Update your emergency identification kits for your children (you do have these papers, don’t you? If not, visit Enfant-Retour Quebec to get a free PDF). Are the cell phone numbers correct? Do you have the correct descriptions (height, weight) written? What about the actual picture? If it’s outdated, take a quick picture and replace it. These papers are kept with our passports, so we always know where they are if, God forbid, we should ever need them.
Some other things on my list:
- To prep myself for the upcoming weeks and months of school days, I will also be cleaning out my freezer and fridge. There are things lingering in my freezer that may not have the dates on them, and are way down under the foods I always take out regularly. I want to make room in my freezers for the foods we will eat!
- Baking and cooking extra is another thing I am doing this week. My kids love baking with me so it will be a great activity to do together. Cooking is slightly different, since I tend to make dinners alone. That being said, while I make one meal for dinner, I make another to freeze. It’s a great method that works for me, aside from simply doubling my recipes. It will give me a few things to fall back on during the weekdays when I run out of time or inspiration for dinner.
And there you have it. These are the errands/chores/safety tips I will be putting in to place this week. Do you have any others you would add to this list? I’d love to know if you have any great tips or ideas.
Have a great March break, whatever you do and be safe!