We bought a DVD player for our minivan so that Makoto could be entertained instead of crying. For the most part he did well without it, but there were moments on the eight hour trip that called for it.
Here is what I learned:
Baby Einstein – Overpriced
Wiggles – Awesome
The Muppet show First Season – Awesome (OK, this one was for me)
We got back safely, but Makoto had a stomach bug on the trip back. Other than being tired out from the trip, he seems to be mostly over the bug.