Yesterday, as we left the grocery store, Ramona was told that, no, she couldn't ride the mechanical horse. This, of course, was ruining her day, and so Betsy suggested that as Ramona climbed into her carseat she could pretend it was a horse. Becoming more animated, Betsy demonstrated that as Ramona pulled her carseat straps over her head, she could imagine that the straps were the reins, and she could bounce up and down, and in this way she could still have the fun of a pretend-horse ride.
Ramona slumped in disappointment, and said, "I can't do that."
And then, throwing her hands in the air, she said, "People will see me riding my carseat and I'll be humiliated!"