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What funny things have you heard from the back seat of your car? Tell Fiat for a chance to win £250 voucher NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jul-14 09:30:29

Fiat have asked us to find out what the most amusing things Mumsnetters have heard coming from the backseat of their car are.

Here’s what Fiat say, “Every growing family needs room for more. It’s why we created the Fiat 500L range: the Fiat 500L, the Fiat 500L Trekking and the Fiat 500L MPW. You not only get huge amounts of style but also 5 seats (the option of 7* in the Fiat 500L MPW), a large boot, 22 handy storage compartments and a 5” touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth.”

“The Fiat 500L range makes life easier for busy parents without compromising on style and that’s why we’re working with Mumsnet with the mums and dads who can relate to the joys and pains of travelling with kids. If like us, you have hilariously funny stories about the conversations that go on in the back seat of your car whilst travelling, then we’re sure you probably want to share them too!”

So, what corkers have your DCs come up with while sitting in the backseat of the car? Perhaps they’ve demanded you to stop driving so that you can examine their latest new find from in between the car seats? Or maybe they’ve given a particularly creative commentary on the different things and places you’ve passed by in the car? Whatever it is, we’d love to hear it!

Everyone who adds their thoughts to the thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Please note that any comments posted on this thread may be used by Fiat in further marketing material (anonymously, of course).

Thanks and good luck,


Autismmumma Tue 29-Jul-14 17:45:33

"Help, my cows are escaping" Dd was playing on Minecraft

sharond101 Tue 29-Jul-14 18:04:38

"Pretend it's green Mummy go fast."

"Iam driving Mummy to work then going to see Granny."

AndHarry Tue 29-Jul-14 18:34:25

A recent one was my 4yo DS innocently reminding me to drive very slowly when we passed a police car. I asked him where he'd got that idea and his response was "Daddy told me!" hmm

Howaboutthisone Tue 29-Jul-14 18:54:15

Today my 3 year old told me 'its ok mammy, I'll teach you how to park' !!blush

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 29-Jul-14 18:56:14

'Let's race!' - probably not one to condone!!

'Stop! (done a) big Daddy poo!' - lovely!!

Both from DS aged 20 months.

turkeyboots Tue 29-Jul-14 18:56:25

DD who was 4 started screaming "Mummy Mummy Its in the car"!. Pulled over (safely) to shoo out the offending ladybird that cause the panic.

Velocirapture Tue 29-Jul-14 19:00:19

"You're driving today, Daddy drove yesterday, WHEN IS IT MY TURN TO DRIVE!!" DS 4. Can't reach the pedals or see over the wheel....

MummyKnight Tue 29-Jul-14 19:09:47

When being driven by her grandad, DD 20 months said "Aaaarggghhh!!!!! Grandad's really bad!!!!!"

cashmiriana Tue 29-Jul-14 19:10:04

I was in the car with my sister, DD1 and DN1 (both 3).
We were stuck in very slow traffic and suddenly heard DN pipe up from the back, "Oh dear mummy, is it another bloody traffic jam?"

FoxSticks Tue 29-Jul-14 19:10:05

When a car cut me up the other day, I shouted said, stupid car. My daughter aged two and a half asked me "is the silly bat driving it mummy?" Might have to rethink vocalising my views of others on the road blush

ThreeYorkshires Tue 29-Jul-14 19:38:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TickledOnion Tue 29-Jul-14 19:45:25

DD1 (age 4) is a real back seat driver telling me which way to go and how fast to drive. The other day she said in a very stern voice "Mummy, slow down, this isn't a racing car you know".

mrscog Tue 29-Jul-14 20:04:34

'MUMMY! Are you awake?' FromDS aged 27 months whilst I was driving!

jackoff Tue 29-Jul-14 20:05:58

A few years ago I got into the car alone, pulled out of the driveway to suddenly have a voice behind me say 'I love you'. I leaped out of my skin and had mild panic before realising it was the radio! I had obviously left it on, accidentally turned the back speakers on and the front speakers off and the dramatic pause on the radio program had quite the desired effect! I turn everything off when I get out the car now!

Purplehonesty Tue 29-Jul-14 20:17:42

Mummy what do undertakers do?

Cue awkward silence then child friendly explanation about life and death and what happens and who undertakers are. It went very quiet in the back so I guessed that at four, he didn't understand.

Mummy put your undertakers on, we are turning right. Ohhhhh indicators!! Duh.

Rainicorn Tue 29-Jul-14 20:26:35

This was a conversation my two DC had. A is 8 and B is 5

B: When I grow up I am never gong to work
Me:But how will you buy things, you need a job to get money
B: I will just own a bank
A: You have to have a job B, you'll not get a girlfriend if you don't have a job
B : Yes I will because I am handsome
A: plus you'll get fat because you'll just be sitting there, eating biscuits and watching telly. So nobody will want to date you because you'll be chubby.

GetKnitted Tue 29-Jul-14 20:30:09

These are priceless! Best I can recall at this moment, mummy there are a lot of idiots aren't there

MaryWestmacott Tue 29-Jul-14 20:30:22

"Mummy, you're supposed to go fast when it's orange light." (apparently daddy told him that)

ParanoidAnnie Tue 29-Jul-14 20:35:07

In Sainsburys, 2 year old in back of car during a stressful shopping trip.

There's no f@*king spaces Mummy'!!

Acolyte Tue 29-Jul-14 20:45:37

I was test driving a car, a Fiat 500, so a fairly dinky car, with my 2 dd's in the back.

The salesman and I were chatting and he said he had 9 grandchildren. My 4 year old pipes up that I have 4 children. I told her not to fib. "She has mister, she's lying, we only need a little car cos she never brings the other kids out" shock

When the same child was about 3, I picked her up from nursery. There was a new boy in her room. We chatted about the new boy and I asked if she knew his name. "Bush" hmm. We carried on in silence. A little while later I get "his name's not Bush really, that's just what we were passing at the time".

juneybean Tue 29-Jul-14 20:47:05

"I've lost my snot"

envy < puke face

MakeTeaNotWar Tue 29-Jul-14 20:50:25

Arriving at our somewhat scruffy Centre Parcs chalet, 2 year old DD sensing the foreboding of DH and I piped up unprompted "oh dear"

Siri1 Tue 29-Jul-14 20:57:05

My 6 yr old nephew in the back:
Shhhhhh aunty. No talking in the car.
Why? Said I.
You have to bloody concentrate when you drive. Said he.

Apparently he'd been a bit noisy when his dad had taken him the previous day.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 29-Jul-14 20:59:49

DS peeing into a bottle and panicking when he thought one wouldn't be enough. I was driving on the M5 shock

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