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You might have clicked in thinking I was talking about a real marathon. And if that were the case, you don’t know me very well. I once tried to run a 7 mile race for extra credit and I thought I was going to die. No, really. I came in last place. By a long shot. Oh, and the worst part is I don’t think the extra points helped my grade. Suck.
Anyway, a friend of mine moved far, far away and left behind a few things. I was tasked with making sure they all got to the right places (i.e. trash, donation, etc). One of the items was this fabulous car seat, the Britax Marathon:
She used it for her daughter. It is a fantastic and very expensive car seat. So I decided I could find a good home for it. Until I realized that my own little Eli was going to be turning 1 this month and that he would need a new car seat. Ack! So I kept it! However, there was the whole pink/flowers thing going on. So I had to do something about it.
It was the easiest re-cover of a car seat I’ve done so far! I’ll be adding photos and tips to my Toddler Booster Seat Recovering Tutorial to make it more widely useable. And let me tell you, this is a sturdy seat. And it was super easy to install! I did it all by myself and it is rock solid. I have a lot of trouble with getting car seats installed, so I was very pleased with the Marathon. I highly recommend it. Of course, I still love our Sunshine Kids seat we bought for the back seat. But free is cheap, so the Marathon it was. Plus there’s room on Eli’s bench for a much bigger seat so no worries with space there.
Isn’t he adorable? I still need to recover the little pads that go on the straps to protect his neck (whatever they’re called) but I can’t locate one of them at the moment. Nor can I locate the library book called The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Please send help.
Big smiles to Jessica for the seat and another shout out to Deseret Book in the University Plaza who has cut all their fabric to 50% off ’til it’s gone. I’m so sad inside, but happy to get the cheap fabric. A catch 22 if there ever was one.