Its tough having a bunch of littles when you have a big kid. Lainy Ann has a late soccer practice once a week so the kids and I sit in the car for an hour watching movies. Its less than fun, but we decided a long time ago that we would raise our 5 children as if they were from a smaller family. After all, its not their fault that we decided to have a large family.
I bathed and jammied all the kids and let them choose any movie to sit and watch for one hour. I figured it couldn't get much better than that. I had my laptop in the front seat to watch hulu. I was actually looking forward to the downtime for an hour. Eleanor is still rear-facing since the new recommendation is 2 years old. However, she has managed to crick her neck just right to see the tv while she is rear-facing. It wasn't perfect, but it certainly was safer.
Thirty-minutes into the movie there is fussing and complaining. So I loosened her car seat, just a tad. Well, the stinky little baby wiggled her way out of the car seat, stood in it and popped her head over my headrest. "Hi!", she exclaimed. I let her play a bit until she found the overhead radio controls and turned off the tv. Twice.
I gave up. She needed to be buckled. She needed to be able to sit comfortably the rest of the season watching movies. So, I flipped her seat. In the parking lot in the dark. I managed to let her stay seated as I unhooked the LATCH. Then I turned it forward facing. She exclaimed, "Thank you!" Which just shows that she has been needing to be 'big' for a long time.
I guess there is no other summary needed.