Some husbands get annoyed when the wife nags, and choose to ignore them. Luckily, this man obliged when his wife told him to adjust the straps on the baby’s car seat, which saved their child’s life.
On the first day back to work after maternity leave, Rebecca Tafaro Boyer asked her husband, David, to provide “hourly updates” on their newborn son, William, she wrote on her Facebook page.
When Rebecca was working, David sent her a picture of William asleep in the car seat. One look at it and she immediately told David that “the straps were too loose and the chest clip was way too low.”
Though Rebecca knew she was being naggy, she was confident David would correct it.
“I’m sure that he laughed at me and rolled his eyes before tightening the car seat and fixing the chest clip,” she wrote.
Fifteen minutes later, David called to inform her that they got into a car accident.
“Honey, we had a car wreck. We are fine, but the car is going to be totaled,” Rebecca recounted.
David was not far from home when a car cut into his path in an attempt to make a “quick left turn.” Unable to stop in time, he crashed into the front passenger side of the driver’s car.
Despite the car being totaled and David suffering from broken bones in his foot and three dislocated toes, William was perfectly fine in his car seat and even slept through the car crash.
“The car is a loss, but cars can be replaced—my boys can’t,” Rebecca wrote.
Rebecca believes that it was her “nagging” that prevented any serious injuries.
“I truly believe that the reason my family is at home sitting on the couch with a pair of crutches instead of down at the hospital is because of my annoying nagging mom voice,” she emphasized.
She is also thankful to her husband for listening to her.
“I’m very lucky that I have a husband that obliges my ridiculous requests and sends me lots of pictures because it could have been so much worse,” she told PEOPLE.
“I feel very fortunate that it wasn’t worse than it was. That’s really what we’re focusing on, is it could have been so much worse.”
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Tafaro Boyer