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Saying Goodbye To The High Chair

I received Evan’s high chair at my baby shower.

At that time, as a first time mom, I had no idea how my life would change after I had my baby, so it seemed like it would be eons before he was actually big enough to need a high chair.

I had my baby, and then within the blink of an eye, there he was, sitting upright on his own in that high chair.

He has sat in the same chair at least once a day, every day for the past two years.

He has enjoyed meals in that high chair, thrown meals to the floor from that high chair, slept in that high chair and played in it as well.

Evan is so big now that he pulls the high chair to the table on his own in the mornings, and then I nearly break my back lifting him into the seat — which is really the problem. He is entirely too big to be using a high chair, and it’s time that I came to terms with that.

Plus, it will be only a few months before my baby is ready to take ownership of the chair herself. We’ll have a little changing of the guard ceremony, and pass the high-chair torch on to little sister. If it’s like most things in our home, the change will come reluctantly.

It’s definitely time to get a booster seat, and start sitting at the big table. One more sign that my toddler is turning into a kid much faster than I want him to.

How long did your toddler use a high chair?

Read more of Crissy’s writing at Dear Crissy.
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