It usually happens around 30 to 45 minutes after departure.
“Are we there yet?”
It’s the first of many redundant questions that my wife and I will enjoy during a road trip, or other long-distance travel. The plane may have barely achieved liftoff and the incessant need to know if we have arrived has already begun.
We have, at times, fallen prey to the typical host of responses. Ply them with treats. Distract them with games. Change the clock. Depart at 3:00am when they are half-asleep. Ignore. Plead. Threaten. Or, simply explain that – no, we have not yet arrived. Again. And. Again.
But, finally, I realized that the answer was simply, “Yes.”
We have arrived.… Read More »