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nancy sv
01-08-2008, 06:37 AM
Someone suggested I name my book some kind of saying that kids tend to say while traveling - something like, "Are We There Yet?" or some such thing. That could be really cute!

So - what kinds of things so kids tend to say when they are cooped up in a car (or on the back of a bicycle in our case!)

I've thought of:

I gotta pee!!
Will we ever get there?

robeiae
01-08-2008, 06:39 AM
"Why does Grandma smell like cough syrup?"

Jersey Chick
01-08-2008, 06:49 AM
My daughter was about four when she came up with gem on a trip down the shore:

"We're ahead of all the cars behind us!" :D

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 06:50 AM
"We're ahead of all the cars behind us!" :D

I LOVE that one!!

Jersey Chick
01-08-2008, 07:12 AM
She's a blonde. It was expected. :D

ZannaPerry
01-08-2008, 07:32 AM
"My butt hurts."

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 08:10 AM
That's an interesting visual... I can see it now on the cover of my book...

ZannaPerry
01-08-2008, 08:34 AM
or numb....I use to say it all the time whenever my family and I went on vacation. I'd be sitting in the backseat mumbling and moving around..."My butt hurts...it's numb!"

LOL!

dolores haze
01-08-2008, 08:54 AM
I love "Are We There Yet?" I am SO familiar with that phrase that I would absolutely pick up a book of that title to see what it's about. I bet a lot of people would.
Maybe "Are We There Yet?:The Ultimate Family Roadtrip."

BenPanced
01-08-2008, 07:08 PM
"Mommy, I don't feel so...*BARF!*"

JimmyB27
01-08-2008, 07:08 PM
Not sure this is the sort of thing you're after, but once, when I was a kid, we were out driving somewhere, when I leant forward and said "Mummy, what's a range egg?"
Confused looks from both parents. "I don't know dear, why do you ask?"
"Because they're giving them away free over there."

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 07:37 PM
I love all the little cute stories we all have about kids traveling!! It's funny how much kids learn - and they learn about the oddest things!!

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 07:41 PM
How about: Twenty Miles per Cookie: The Ultimate Family Roadtrip????

C.bronco
01-08-2008, 07:50 PM
"Mommy! Don't let them pass you!"
"I need chocolate."
"Floor it!"
"Press track 8!" (On the cd player).

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 07:55 PM
"Press track 8!" (On the cd player).

Egads!! That reminds me... When I was a kid we drove out to Minnesota to visit Grandma and Grandpa. We had one of those 8-track tapes and we listened to Peter, Paul, and Mary THE WHOLE WAY!!! I'm not kidding - we listened to that tape over and over and over and over for THREE DAYS!!

quickWit
01-08-2008, 08:19 PM
"For the love of God and all that is holy if you two don't SHUT UP THIS INSTANT I'M GOING TO..."

Oh! Oh, I misread the name of the link. I thought you wanted...oh.

Perhaps I'd better go.

C.bronco
01-08-2008, 08:23 PM
Egads!! That reminds me... When I was a kid we drove out to Minnesota to visit Grandma and Grandpa. We had one of those 8-track tapes and we listened to Peter, Paul, and Mary THE WHOLE WAY!!! I'm not kidding - we listened to that tape over and over and over and over for THREE DAYS!!
Track 8 on Zeppelin 4 is When the Levee Breaks. :)
For nearly a year, the only music I could play in my car was The Wiggles. I'm so glad his tastes have matured!

JLCwrites
01-08-2008, 10:41 PM
"Mom! The cat is heaving again!" (yes, we brought our cat with us on our vacations.)

sassandgroove
01-08-2008, 10:51 PM
How about: Twenty Miles per Cookie: The Ultimate Family Roadtrip????When we were moving my mom gave me an oreo every so often. (no wonder I am fat....)

scarletpeaches
01-08-2008, 11:09 PM
I vote for the classic, "Are we nearly there yet?"

Gravity
01-08-2008, 11:09 PM
How's this for a title: "Stop Putting Your Leg Over On My Side...Stop It!!" My little brother must have said that to me a thousand times or more when we'd go on car voyages (no, I never did stop).

nancy sv
01-08-2008, 11:18 PM
And why would you?? You were, after all, a kid!!

PattiTheWicked
01-08-2008, 11:19 PM
"She's lookin' at meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-09-2008, 12:25 AM
"He's touchin' meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-09-2008, 12:25 AM
And my personal favorite: "I need to fluff my butt!"

sassandgroove
01-09-2008, 12:54 AM
"He's touchin' meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Kid 1: Mom, he's touchin' me!
Mom: Stop touchin' him.
(Kid 2gets finger as close to Kid 1's face as possible w/out touching)
Kid 2: I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you....
Kid 1: MOM!
Mom: Don't make me stop this car!

Eskimo1990
01-09-2008, 01:07 AM
"Stop poking me!" *pokes* "MOM! She's poking me!" "Stop poking your brother/sister" two minutes later *pokes* "MOM!"

maxmordon
01-09-2008, 01:35 AM
"The baby just peed over me"

Honey Nut Loop
01-09-2008, 01:41 AM
'I'm stuck to the seat.' (A particularly hot day)

'Cinema!' (Going through a tunnel. It kept my brother and I quiet for a few seconds anyway.)

Then there was the time i was in desperate need and mis-read the To Let sign, but that wasn't in a car.

My brother when asked one too many times how old he was as a two year old: 'I'm not old, I'm new!'

I believe 'Are we there yet' is already the name of a film released within the last few years if that affects your choice at all.

choppersmom
01-09-2008, 01:43 AM
"I Will Turn This Bike Around RIGHT NOW: Cycling the World With Your Children"

ETA: Hi Nancy! I'm Trish from the Haven.

nancy sv
01-09-2008, 01:56 AM
You guys are all cracking me up!! Now if I could only figure out a way of combining all these into one....

(Hi Trish!)

maxmordon
01-09-2008, 02:05 AM
"I need to pee... oh wait, I don't need anymore"

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-09-2008, 02:22 AM
"Oooooooops!"

BenPanced
01-09-2008, 05:12 AM
"Mom! The driver behind us thinks we're #1!"
"'#1'? What the f...?"
"Yeah! We've been making faces at him for the last 15 minutes and he's holding up his finger!"

nancy sv
01-09-2008, 05:36 AM
Oh no!!! I didn't see that one coming at all!!