Cal has developed an aversion to riding in the car. As it is, he is a good little Manhattanite and probably only sees the inside of our car about once a month (if that). However, on those rare occasions whenever that we strap him into the car seat and drive somewhere, he gets a little nervous, and insists on one of us sitting in the back with him, holding his hand while he keeps repeating "it's OK, it's OK" to himself like a catechism. As usual, I blame Thomas, as the first season's episodes are rife with vehicular collisions and accidents. Poor kid probably thinks we're going to ram into some tar wagons or spill face-first into a bog or some such thing.