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These are things I regularly hear from the backseat:
- What does that sign say?
- How fast are we going?
- You forgot to turn on your turning signal.
- Do you see the red brake lights on the car in front of you?
- The yellow lights mean slow down, Mommy.
- Where are we going?
- What road are we on again?
- Is this going to be a short trip or a long trip?
- I think the park is to the left.
- Can I see the map?
- It's time for us to play some of my music now.
- You should have a drink in the car for me at all times.
- Do you have any snacks?
- I wish you would let me drive.
I'm also thanked randomly for strange things that I didn't know he was paying attention to. "Thank you for parking in my favorite parking space, Mommy," or "This is my favorite way to get to home; thank you for going this way," or "I'm really glad we took the Mommy Bus today." (As opposed to the Daddy Wagon.) At least he is polite.
The upside to all of this is that I know my son is paying attention. And that means that I have no trouble remembering my little mantra of making sure we are all safe when we are in the car. Because whenever I forget, he will remind me. From the backseat.
Do you have a backseat driver in your car?