Of the 4,872,561,789,264,520,673 reason kids will fuss, bicker, bitch, wrestle; the number one argument in our family is who gets to ride in the frontseat of the car.
I was able to postpone the arguments for several years since the kids were restrained in child seats in the back. Once they outgrew the babyseat (remember, this was before every car was equipped with airbags) the fight was on.
It was a fight I anticipated. To this day my brothers and I would have a standoff in the driveway, arguing longer legs, age, built-in navigator abilities, or "you always get to ride with mom, it's my turn dammit."
That last argument would actually be, "I ride with mom all the damn time, somebody else can sit next to her" So maybe the fight has evolved as we fight over who DOESN'T get to sit in the front. But there would be a fight, dirty looks and a mad dash to the car door. You know, whoever reaches the door first gets to sit there? Yep, because that is the LAW!
And here is my daughter, BREAKING THE LAW as she totally tries to overcome her bigger little brother.
And if they cannot resolve the matter among themselves in a peaceful, quiet and QUICK way, then you get in the car, turn it on, scream "I'm leaving" and put it in gear. If they STILL cannot decide then everyone is stuck in the back. Simple. No whining or the front passenger seat is vacant for an entire week.
By the way, Keith kept his front seat claim in the above picture. You do, though, have to admire the shock effect of sitting on the original seat squatter.
23 hours ago