It was a scorching 97 degrees today, and the sweaty-headed Miss Skyler and I walked in the door after work today, only to find the inside of the house at a stuffy 83 degrees. I guess it’s that time of year again when our air conditioner decides to go on it’s own vacation! I don’t know if it just runs out of steam on days like this, but it just doesn’t get the job done! I stripped Skyler down to her diaper and I threw on a tank top and shorts, the dry-fit athletic kind, and we did our best not to be miserable.
Ronnie finally got her high chair down from the attic, so I set some toys in front of her and attempted to assemble the dang thing. Apparently Skyler does not take the heat so well because she just whined and whimpered, so I got some cold yogurt out, fed her, and then put her in her bed, which lucky for her is the coolest room in the house. I think she realized it, because she quieted down and went to sleep.
Nice, now I would have uninterrupted focus on this highchair. I was amazed at how many pieces it actually came in, and all the screws in the little package. I was slightly concerned, but when I got the seatbase, legs, foot rest and wheels all attached in about ten minutes, my confidence soared.
And then came the reclining backrest. It appears to be a handy little contraption, and the way it attaches is ingenious. And by ingenious I mean IMPOSSIBLE! The directions are very clear and I can tell what they want me to do, but there is no possible way to make this happen in the intended manner, unless maybe I had an extra three hands! After a good eight attempts (sweat is pouring down my chest and pools are gathering beneath my eyes), I decide that surely this must have been a problem for everyone else who owns this highchair, so I look online for reviews and assembly tips. Bad idea! Now I feel like the ONLY toad in the world who had a problem with this highchair. Here are some sample reviews:
“I was shocked when I first open the box and saw all the pieces but it was easy to assemble and so well worth it!!”
“Also i dont understand how people had a problem putting it together. I did it myself in 20 min and it was super simple.”
“Easy to assemble. I put the whole thing to together in about 45 minutes.”
“is easy to put together if if your not an idiot and you can read instructions.”
Alright, I QUIT!!!!!!