Newborns ride in a car seat facing the back window until about the time they turn a year old, when all of the sudden road trips become a lot more interesting. We've recently made the switch. I suspected this would happen, but it's now very hard to keep my eyes on the road when I have this view behind me:
No, just kidding, both of your parents are very safe drivers, especially with you as a passenger. But we do have a lot of fun peeking at you in the rear-view mirror. Now that you can actually see us while we're driving, you expect to be a part of the conversation. You've developed a very cute, in-the-know, smirking kind of laugh that you toss out every now and then. "Totally, I know exactly what you mean," it says. Then that gets us laughing and so it begins, the back and forth laughter game.