We’ve all been told at one point or another to quit our nagging; we’ve been told that there’s “no sense” in nagging. Typically when we do so, we get the same responses like “I get it, I get it,” “Quit nagging,” and more or less to be quiet. However, this mom’s amazing story proves that nagging not only helps; but it can save lives.
Rebecca Tafaro Boyer, like many mothers returning to work after maternity leaves, wanted every update she could. Most notably, on her first day back to work, she requested that her husband send her “hourly updates and recaps” on how their 3-month-old baby William was doing, including a photo of William in his car seat. Rebecca was a mother like all moms.
“My nagging wife reply was to correct William’s position in the car seat. The chest clip was too low and the straps were too loose. And because I know my husband, I’m sure that he laughed at me and rolled his eyes before tightening the car seat and fixing the chest clip,” she said per Today.
She knew something was there. Call it anxiety, call it intuition, but Rebecca knew he had to do that to their son’s car seat — and it ended up saving his life.
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She later got a call from her husband saying, “Honey, we had a car wreck. We are fine, but the car is going to be totaled.” The car was wrecked, but Rebecca telling her husband to fix their son’s seatbelt saved his life, because he was now strapped in correctly.
“I am so thankful that my husband took the extra one minute that was necessary to put William in his car seat safely. I can’t even begin to imagine how different the outcome could have been,” she wrote per Today. “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.”
So there you have it; if your wife, mother, or girlfriend is nagging, it’s probably for a good reason!
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