I was completely prepared to hear "Are We There Yet?" a dozen times.
Also, "How much longer?"
"This is taking too long!"
and so forth.
But what I didn't really expect to hear (or say), on this 10 hour round trip, Griswald family vacation, was
"I told you guys this was a long trip. Settle in. Get over it." (times 5)
"If one more person asks 'how much longer', I'm going to busts some heads."
"You guys have taken much, much longer trips than this and you complained 10 times less."
"Seriously? It won't turn on? I swear I charged the battery for the DVD player before we left."
"Really? you have to go potty already? And you decided to tell me, after we passed the last stop for miles and miles?"
"Just hold it a little longer."
Just a little longer, bud."
"Oh forget it-- you're going to have to go in the brush. So we don't have like a bottle for him or something?"
"THE ONLY REASON YOU SHOULD EVER SCREAM LIKE THAT IS IF YOU LOST A LIMB!"
"Stop spitting on each other!"
"Just scoot away from each other!"
"If we can just get SpongeJohn GrouchyPants to take a nap back there, things would go a lot better."
"Stop poking each other with crayons!"
"Oh my gosh--crayons are not that sharp."
"Just starting answering 'yeah' everytime they ask how much longer."
"I shoulda built a contraption that all I have to do is pull a cord and something whacks Jamison in the back of the head."
"I never really understood why my dad would freak out when we were rambunctious in the backseat. Now I get it."
"Dude, it is not cold in here."
"I already turned the cold air off!"
"Oh no you did NOT just say now you're hot 10 seconds later!"
"Holy crap-- the cold is OFF! We are sweating profusely up here!"
"Um, Mandi-- I think you turned the cold off in the front and left the back air on cold. See look there."
"Jamison! Did you hear what mom said? We are not in Utah anymore! Now we're in Indiana!"
"Do they speak a different language here?"
"That was the awesomest trip EVER!"
"So does that mean the drive was totally worth it, or was it too long?"