Traci - posted on 06/03/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
We downsized our car last year and now when we travel as a family all 3 "kids" need to be in the backseat. We have my husbands 16 year old daughter who is 5'3" (no drivers ed yet) my 13 year old son 5'4" and getting taller daily and our 6 year old by law still needs a booster car seat. My husbands 16 year old has become a real "joy" to travel with when we have to go someplace as a family. First she could not sit with the car seat in the middle so both older kids could have a door seat it makes her "closterphobic" so she says. Now today she could not take turns riding in the middle cause she says she needs more hip room. I put my foot down today & my husband drove her in his car so she could have comfort at all times. I still can't believe he let her have control like that. Next step she would have demanded a front seat I don't think she should have that kind of control and the best compromise I see is both kids having a door seat but her comfort and hers only is important to her. Any advice???