One year ago...
Yep, this is *exactly* why we got the DVD player.
While they're zombied out with the DVD, they're not throwing their sippy cups at each other or requiring us to twist our body into a pretzel to attempt to retrieve the discarded item from under someone's seat.
They're not crying about toys the other child won't share and they're not demanding that we take notice of the "AIRPLANE IN THE SKY!!!" each and every 680 times they scream it after saying and "MOMMA! DADDA!" and tricking us into finally saying "What, Darling?"
Yes, we know they're incredibly cute but that game gets very old.
We do have a rule (about DVD player usage) that says we won't turn it on for any trip shorter than one hour. Sometimes we factor in unexpected traffic and/or food stops just to stretch a 45 minute trip into 60 but we think our intact sanity is well worth the lost nomination for "Parent of the Year".