"Shotgun" ended all discussion.
The person who called "shotgun" got the front seat - end of story.
Today, I was taking Parker back to school after his ortho appointment.
Being the incredibly nice (and not wanting to get arrested for not feeding my child) mom that I am,
we stopped at Subway.
Some other teens were leaving Subway at the same time we were and one yelled:
"Shotgun. Double Shotgun. No Fighting. No Battling. No Time Machine."
Seems the rules have changed!
Parker laughed and translated:
Shotgun - I get the front seat.
Double Shotgun - No really, I get the front seat.
No Fighting - No arguing.
No Battling - No getting physical over the front seat.
No Time Machine - The driver can't yell "time machine" thus resetting the time and allowing someone else to call "shotgun."
Thanks Parker! Next time the family goes out to dinner or to run errands together, I'm gonna have to remember that!
"SHOTGUN! DOUBLE SHOTGUN! NO FIGHTING! NO BATTLING! NO TIME MACHINE!"