We have pounded right into spring, wait, maybe even summer within the course of a week. Yesterday was a blistering 37 C (that's 98,6F!) and spring has only sprung like 9 days ago. But I won't complain, I am actually ok with the heat - a real summer baby - you can tell I was born in the heat of summer.
So, we will be leaving on Saturday on a week long holiday at the seaside. It is about a 9 hour drive - this includes rests every 2 to 3 hours as the South African road safety agency call for. We will be doing it in one stretch, leaving early to try and catch some sleep time for the kiddos. Then, we are holding thumbs (gosh and praying, wishing, whatever) that the DVD will keep them entertained. December on our long annual road trip, The Little Miss was a real trooper - she did so well (and this was still in the truck - no DVD). And The Boys were still small enough to sleep most of the time. But the memory of our holiday just before The Little Miss' first birthday is still etched in my mind - it was pure hell. It was so bad, that she and I actually flew back and H and the Puppies drove back on their own. That was pre-DVD. And she was a real drama queen. And she had huge separation anxiety issues - which none of The Boys seem to have at present. But this is my problem - Little man L is still about a pound lighter than the weight at which we are allowed to tum the car seat towards the front facing position. So he will be the only little critter not able to watch the DVD. Not that I am totally sure they will actually be watching it - I have only twice played them a DVD and they seemed only mildly interested. But hell, anything to make the trip easier.
So, do I actually turn him around, or let the poor child watch the back of the seat for the whole trip? Please give me some feedback - what would you do?