we did it! the boys officially are forward riders in the car and, i have to say, it’s fantastic! it is so cool to just turn around and see their smiling faces, tickle a foot, or play peek-a-boo with them. better yet, they absolutely love it! i catch them staring out the window at the fast moving world beyond, totally fascinated. we got my car’s windows tinted yesterday so now we are all set for awesome car rides to far off distant lands (like big bend!).