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.
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!