Road trip with the kids? Bad case of the Are We There Yets? Here’s a practical reply from my Marine father:

Are we there yet?

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Yep. Get out.

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
11 comments
  1. Another good line is, “You don;t have to be dragged around to suit schedule when it’s unbelievably boring for you;.” Isn’t that the sort of American liberty and justice marines fight for back home?

  2. This cracked me up. Can’t wait to use it on my kid.

  3. I like it. When my 3-1/2 year old asks ‘Are we there yet?’ my response is ‘I assume that’s a rhetorical question?’ That usually confuses her enough to stop.

  4. Ha ha! Hmm, then may I lend you what my father told us?? We were always given a somewhat useless fraction. Like we’re 9/12ths of the way. Or 2/9ths. Or whatever, any which way you look at it was 1. Confusing cause he didn’t use ‘normal’ fractions. and 2. more confusing cause I hadn’t even learnt about fractions yet!

    Great way to screw with the kids brains.

  5. haha love it! totally filing that one away for later 😀 happy thanksgiving!!

  6. In 1967 my parents piled all 5 of us kids in a old Strato Chief station wagon, drove from Ontario to BC and back for ‘vacation’.

    Yes, they were nuts.

  7. Ha ha. Must run in the Corps. We say the same thing!

  8. I’m The Old Marine, and I approve this message.

  9. lol, thats what I say to my oldest…I don’t to the younger ones in case they actually try one time 😛

  10. I would love that except we’re about to get in the car and I’m the worst passenger. Maybe I should make my family happy and just start walking now.

  11. Hahahaha! What a guy 😀

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