November 9, 2013 8:20 pm

Backseat Driver

As I’ve mentioned in the past, Wesley is still rear-facing in our car. After a sleepover at Grammie’s house in which Daniel transferred the carseat to her car, I switched it back to ours when I picked him up.

I couldn’t figure out how to adjust the angle on it though, and after wrestling with it in the freezing cold for many minutes I decided to just forward-face him so we could get home.

Oh my heavens. He talked the ENTIRE TWENTY MINUTE DRIVE HOME about anything and everything he saw.

Mommy why are we going this fast is there a policeman on this road why do you have the wipers on why are the wipers going that fast how do you turn them on it’s too bright behind us Mommy how do we get home are we going the right way why is it raining why are we turning here are we home yet was there a train on those tracks Mommy did we need to stop for a train there you leaned the car when we turned why are we turning here what is this road called


I had my audiobook of The Name of the Wind playing at the time and I asked him if we could listen to the book quietly and he said “Sure!” and kept talking.

I found the whole thing very funny, but my WORD he was chatty – is that something that happens with every kid when you turn them around? He is forward-facing in the two other sets of grandparent’s cars so it’s not like this is the first time or anything. Does the novelty wear off eventually? I don’t know if I can handle the constant commentary!

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  • Jem says:

    I dunno, Izz is rear-facing and is like this anyway! I have to constantly remind her to please be quiet so that I can concentrate on my driving :S

  • Melissa says:

    I had my kids forward-facing much earlier for different reason and all three of them blabbered constantly the first few times we drove anywhere. The novelty does wear off, but when they start kicking your seat you’ll wish they were still rear-facing :D