Monday, July 20, 2009

Road tripping with the offspring…

This past weekend, the Girl, the Skater and I drove to Dallas to be with Grandma & Grandpa to celebrate her cancer-free 60th birthday. Believe me, if we’re within driving distance of a party, we’re there. I may have mentioned a time or two hundred that I do love road trips. It really doesn’t matter how near or far, as long as we get to go for a ride in the car.

And a road trip with the kids, well, that’s just plain fun.

the Girl (reading a magazine in the front seat):   Quit reading over my shoulder!

the Skater (crammed into the space between the front seats):   I’m not reading.  I’m looking at the pictures.

Girl: Well quit it!

Skater: It’s just the pictures!

Girl: It’s my magazine!

Skater: The pictures are right there where I can see them!

Girl: Too bad.  Want me to call you a wanh-mbulance?

Twenty minutes later, Skater is sitting in the backseat, eating a brownie pilfered from the leftovers from the party. The Girl gets a whiff of Ghirardelli chocolate brownie with the Symphony bar in the middle.

Girl:  Did you get me one?!

Skater: Nope.

Girl: That’s rude.

Skater: Here, let me get you a wanh-mburger and some french cries.

The “kids”? Are 23 and 19 years old.

Some things never change.

5 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss those road trips. Speaking of which, don't we have one scheduled in a few weeks (while I am HOME) to the great Buckeye State with those two sitting in the back seat....just like old times....minus the oldest one....who I still believe was the instigator of most of the more unpleasant moments of road trips past.

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  2. That's the funniest thing and you are so right, somethings never change :)

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  3. We just road tripped with the 17 and 15 year old...very, very true. Some things never do change!

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  4. Hahahahaha. Yeah, we never grow up. My brothers who are ALL in their thirties still tease me and my sister. Jerks.

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  5. My childhood roadtrips always involved new flip-flops (thongs in the 70s) and a Venus Color By Numbers set. Also present were a pair of humorless, frustrated parents and two younger siblings who were no help to me at all.

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