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Simpson Family in the Car


Parents, how many times have you heard THAT question?

Remember your first road trip with your kids when you had more than one cherub and ruckus was sure to happen any minute or, even tougher – parents traveled with kids and without  DVD players in vehicles? Did the kiddos drive you nuts??

Well, this weekend was our turn – our first-ever road trip with ‘the kids’ – my husband’s soon-to-be 20 y/o daughter whom we recently found (long story with a great ending), and her fiancé. While they’re visiting us from another state, we hopped on the highway to take them to meet her paternal grandmother for the first time.  We rented a minivan ~ our MacDaddy Family Ride….. quite different from what Husband and I are used to driving…  but plenty of room for our new family.

chrysler minivan


Then it happens:  somewhere along the Turnpike, in between singing 80s classics, the kids play-fighting, stories about poop (yes, I’m telling the truth…apparently, you’re never too old to tell poo stories), and crazy other stuff, I look over at my husband who’s been waiting 19 years to have this experience.. and he’s grinning ear-to-ear.

Just then, The Daughter yells, “Are we there yet?” from the backseat.

Husband and I start laughing. Her other half (the other ‘kid,’ though 22) chimes in with the same question.

The Daughter says:  “Mom told me to give you guys the full family car ride experience!” With that, she repeats the question with her best whiny voice, “Are ….we…. there… yet?”

Me (a thought in my head and a lump in my throat)….  “No, kiddo, we are just getting started.”

And no one seemed to mind that the DVDs stayed in their boxes.  😉

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

6 thoughts on “Sunday Funnies… {Are We There Yet?}

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    My son and I drove home today after being away for the weekend, and he asked me that question too, just for the fun of it. Luckily it was only a two-hour drive.

    I actually love driving long distance when I’m alone. It’s not always as much fun with others… But sounds like you guys had a great time!

  2. RobinLK says:

    I know what you mean – that quiet, alone time we introverts crave…

    It was fun seeing my husband so happy, after waiting all these years to finally get to be a Dad. (A story I’ll explain in a later post or posts, I’m certain.) It is funny, though, when the question pops us. My husband would tell you I am the one who typically asks when we’re on long care rides. He knows to fill my seat area with my iPad, magazines, newspapers, and phone to keep me occupied. 🙂 Hope you had a great time with your son!

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    I did, thank you. It was a magician’s convention he likes to go to every year. He’s quite the card-trick guru.

  4. RobinLK says:

    Oh, neat!!

  5. Natine says:

    Oh that is a FABULOUS story, Rob! Love love love it! And can so picture it…

  6. RobinLK says:

    Natine, it was great! Wanted to add pics, but waited ’til I tell the story… 😊

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