Are we there yet? Are we there yet?


It’s a classic car question that kids love to ask just to drive their parent’s nuts. Lilly has her own version of this and it goes like this:

Lilly – “Are we almost home?”

Me – “No”

Lilly – “Now are we almost home?”

Me – “We’re 10 seconds closer than the last time you asked. And NO!”

…so on and so forth. Today everything changed, I fear, due to my smart-ass nature.

Here’s what went down:

We were 5 minutes into our 15 minute drive home from Grandma Maggie and Coach’s (aka Grandpa Rob) house when Lilly starts asking if we’re almost home and lamenting how she is “just done with sitting in this car”.

I then turn to Cullen and say, in my high-pitched mocking voice, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Hey mom, are we there yet? Huh, huh, huh, are we there yet?”

He chuckled and not 10 seconds later we hear Lilly mocking me back , “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?…” I responded with a quick, “NO!” which was followed just as quickly with a, “Ugh Mom, are ya kiddin’ me?!” Spoken like a true teenager!

Not to be ignored, Odin felt the need to chime in with more mocking but thankfully he isn’t too good an enunciating words so it came out in a high pitched mumble. Cullen and I laughed at the whole situation, of course, but we both died a little inside too knowing this is only the beginning of a world of car ride hurt.

They’re just lucky they’re so darn cute!

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