CSI – Beverly Hills Edition

10 Apr

In most towns CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigation. In Beverly Hills, CSI stands for Car Seat Installation. It is standard procedure around these parts to have your children’s car seats professionally installed. You can pretty much walk up to any neighborhood Mom and ask her who did her car seats and she will tell you where she had them done. If you want the Creme de la Creme of installation experiences, you call CSI – Car Seat Installation by Ramir. This guy Ramir is a legend around these parts. Most 4 or 5 year olds are familiar with him and will tell you that he made their car nice and safe for them. The first time I met him I thought it was some kind of joke. He shows up in a SWAT team looking uniform complete with CSI written on the front, a tool box and a tarp. This guy gets right down to business. “Mam, I would like to see the vehicle, the seats and the children that we will be securing today.” He spent two hours tethering, tightening and who knows what else inside my car. At one point he asked me if I was aware that T’s seat wasn’t even attached to anything and that she was basically tied into a projectile object. Why yes Ramir, I was, I thought that could be fun… He made me recite the weight and height limits of each Britax seat I owned and made me practice adjusting all of them. He even dirt deviled the crumbs, ok the compost piles, between my seats. When he came to visit this last week to turn the twin’s carseats around – I had kept them rear facing for two years, just like he told me to – he had one last piece of advice for me: “Mam, you have three children. I think you might want to consider the M-word.” “What, my dear Ramir, is the M-word?”, I asked. “A Minivan, Mam. You should consider a Minivan.” I love you Ramir. For making my car safe, for possibly saving my children’s lives, for schooling me in the art of car seat installation, but sweet Ramir, there ain’t gonna be a Minivan here.

xoxo

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2 Responses to “CSI – Beverly Hills Edition”

  1. Lisa April 5, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Hi! Do you have information on how to contact him?

    • 90210mom April 5, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks for reading! It’s been awhile, but the last number I have for him is:
      (818) 517-9857

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