Originally Posted by MsStacy
Why did you ask her to sit in the back?
I'm waiting for the answer to this before I can answer.
I'm a guy and have a little boy that at this point in our lives I love, more than I do my Wife, we're buds and she's a jerk.
Just in my opinion and trying to be fair to both sides.
If you wanted to offer your son the more comfortable chair?
I would say, the disrespect would be in the not offering your wife the drivers seat and you take the back.
If you just wanted to have your son next to you because you wanted to be able to talk to him on the trip back home or what ever?
Then the disrespect would be in the fact that she would probably liked to have her son next to her to talk to in the drive and to be fair, son should have gone in the back and socializing left for when you arrive at you destination.
Is your wife (possibly) over reacting?
That's a BIG 10-4 good buddy.
Unfortunately she does have a reason to "react". The issue itself in not so much "the issue" but in the handling of the circumstances.
She might have liked for you to ask her thoughts on the seating arrangement or explain your logic prior, instead of just asking her to sit in the back.