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It hasn’t happened in a while – thanks especially to weather in the high-60s recently – but we still dread unsolicited advice from strangers who seem more concerned with Cool Baby’s welfare than we are. I felt really convicted about it recently. Some snapshots from the Cool Fam Vacation Photo Album showed us that we could’ve done better.

Here’s when the boy wanted me to take him for a relaxing Sunday afternoon bike ride. I couldn’t turn down this fun father-son activity.

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I know… we should’ve used the car seat.

Next, CB has a toy penguin that he really likes, so we figured he might enjoy a quick weekend trip.

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The bed and breakfast in Antarctica was nice. Looking back, I feel bad for forgetting his mittens at home.

He still wanted more penguins, but we didn’t have time for another South Pole trip. Luckily, we found some penguins much closer.

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We caught some grief, but nothing less than the best seat in the house for our boy!

After finally deciding to get away from the cold, we revisited our favorite island in the South Pacific. Boy, that was hard to find again! We were walking through the jungle and came across this scary, flashing, clicking monster-type entity made entirely of smoke that everyone was running from screaming. I just had to get a picture or two!

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Then, I remembered that ‘where there’s smoke there’s fire,’ so we retreated to safer ground. I wonder what happened to our kind, muscular tour guide there?

These photos are embarrassing, but we can’t run away from our mistakes.  Plus, if we can help educate even one family, it’s worth it!