...that my ILs probably think I'm just plain nuts!
They were visiting for the weekend, and their car is bigger, so we were going to use one of the seats they keep in their car for one of my nieces and nephew. Except they had no idea if either of them were five-point harness, so we trooped out to the car, and they had:
1. A belt-positioning (high-back) booster (I might have considered this for a very short trip, but we were going 30+ minutes on a 65-mph highway and DD is a car sleeper.)
2. A car seat with a t-shield harness that might as well not have been buckled in it was so loose. Plus I'm about 99% sure it was way, way, way expired - I didn't see a date, but I remember my 8+ year old niece riding in a seat just like it way back when. Maybe it wasn't the same seat, but I was totally not going to chance it.
We considered installing our Marathon in their car, but they don't have latch and we don't have much practice installing it with the seatbelt. So we took our car instead. I'd much rather cram in and know DD is really as safe as possible than ride in comfort and regret it. They really couldn't understand the problem. And yes, I worry for my niece and nephew, and I've tried over the years to gently educate, but being the last to have kids I'm obviously not considered a legitimate source of information.
I'm pretty sure I'm the evil DIL now...