I HATE laying back. If I'm not sitting up and looking around, I am not a happy camper. This means mom is not allowed to put me and my carseat in the buggy at the grocery store any more. Nope, id way rather be slouched over in the metal seat. I wish all the strangers in the store would stop telling mom that I look uncomfortable and angry... I'm perfectly happy! I'm also excited to break in the cloth seat protector next time we go out.