Back Seat Driver

So my son’s latest fascination is Disney/Pixar Cars, traffic lights and basically anything with a motor. He sees a traffic light and let’s us know that red means “stop” and green means “go”. He is quite the backseat driver! He also imitates some of the frustrated noises my husband and I make when someone cuts us off in traffic or when we use our horn. We have learned not to say anything we would not want him to repeat, because we already had one incident where he said an explicit immediately after he heard it said to another driver.

Last night, we took him to see The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios. He was amazed to say the least! After we grabbed a bite to eat, we started strolling along and found Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. The photo line was long , but I knew he’d want to see them up close. Would you believe I left my camera at home? How does a mom blogger forget such an important item? Sigh! Anyway, we stood on the side lines and watched all the other happy children with their prepared parents snapping pictures left and right. He didn’t want to leave, just wanted to watch and listen (Tow Mater’s engine moves and there are loud engine and tire squealing sounds coming out of McQueen). I was a bit concerned how he’d react when we said goodbye to them, but we easily pulled him away without public humiliation.

This morning I heard him calling for me so I entered his room singing a happy little good morning song. He immediately put his hand up and said “stop”. Great, I thought he only associated “stop” with driving, but no…he can correctly use the word along with hand motions! I’m thinking he may still be bitter about the Cars display.

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6 Thoughts to “Back Seat Driver”

  1. My little guy has a push and ride toy that’s McQueen and loves it! it makes all sorts of noises and stuff!

    I bet the event at Hollywood studios was great fun aside from meeting favorite characters

  2. Sounds like a fun ride toy, my kid would flip. Santa is bringing all kinds of Cars goodies this year, my son will be in heaven.

    The lights are unbelievable! We don’t visit Hollywood Studios too often since there’s not really a lot for a 2 year old to do. But, now he’ll be begging to go back since he knows McQueen and Tow Mater are always there.

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  4. Those Lightening slippers are so adorable – I think it’s a cute obsession, especially the driving aid that comes with it!

  5. Thanks! My nephew outgrew the slippers and passed them on to my son. He loves them so much, even sleeps in them!

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