I can’t tell you how many times in the short nine years I’ve been a parent that I’ve re-told my children about what backseat living was like when I was a kid.
Every time I hear them complain about how the DVD player is too small or their headphones aren’t working, I launch into a mini-tirade about how we didn’t have multi-media options when I was a kid. I’m usually interrupted with a “I know, I know…you used to have to count the clouds and just stare out the windows…”
Do I really sound like my own parents already?
I can’t feel that badly, because then my husband usually interjects with how he didn’t even have to wear a seatbelt when he was a kid and spent more time riding in the wheel well or in the ‘trunk’ of the station wagon than he did in an actual seat! (Remember making faces at the drivers behind you? But I digress…)
These days, car manufacturers like Subaru are actually designing cars from the backseat forward.
Yes, you heard me…they’re STARTING by contemplating backseat living first!
And while some of you my balk at this trend, those of us who are parents realize that if our backseat companions aren’t happy and safe, it doesn’t matter how luxurious our front seat area is, we won’t be happy.
In its essence, that’s why the all-new Subaru Forester? is built from the backseat forward, because it holds our most precious cargo.
In keeping with backseat living fun, Subaru has put together some great moments in the backseat. Check out one of my favorites I may be trying soon:
Of course, my ultimate favorite backseat moment comes from my own kids singing one of our favorite country songs:
The very first car I ever owned was a Subaru, so in some ways, it’s strange thinking about the Subaru now as a mom, but it’s intriguing to know there are brands out there re-inventing how design is done, especially when it comes to where we spend a large percentage of our time as a family: our cars.
Our family tries to make life in the backseat as interesting as possible, what about you? Share your own favorite backseat story for a chance to win $1,000!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Subaru. The opinions and text are all mine.