axeeugene: Nice one, subby.My mother actually made good on that threat once - left my six year old sister and my ten year old self on the side of the road in rural CT - ten miles from home - one Saturday afternoon. It would have been a long jog back, let me tell you. Frankly I was more disappointed than relieved when they returned for us five minutes later, because I relished the thought of actually making it back home on our own and giving the ten year old version of a "Fark you, mom!" look, though I don't know if my sister would have made it 10 miles while bawling.Probably would have ended far worse for us than I imaginged./CSB, yadda yadda...
sk8r: As a parent that just took 3 kids on a 4k mile road trip across 3 states..........PAINKILLERS FOR KIDSOxyContin maker wants FDA backing to label addictive drug for 6-year-oldsBy Karen Keller Monday, July 2, 2012THIS!!!
sk8r: sk8r: As a parent that just took 3 kids on a 4k mile road trip across 3 states..........PAINKILLERS FOR KIDSOxyContin maker wants FDA backing to label addictive drug for 6-year-oldsBy Karen Keller Monday, July 2, 2012THIS!!!Correct that- 10 states, including the hottest week in the history of Kansas- that's hot.
Kibbler: When I was a kid, my dad had a cap on the pickup truck, and we rode back there. There were two wooden benches, running down the sides of the bed of the truck. The cap had a small window on the top that you could crank open, and two small side windows that also cranked open. That completes the list of amenities.And we would drive for an entire day (pulling a trailer), and we kids would roast alive in the back of the truck. Bouncing along on the hard plywood benches. Honestly I wonder that we even survived. I wonder that we didn't literally kill each other. Or run away. Or go insane. I can remember borderline hallucinations, imagining that I was hearing things that I wasn't hearing.My parents still imagine that we have fond memories of those trips.
Kibbler: I can remember borderline hallucinations, imagining that I was hearing things that I wasn't hearing.
aerojockey: Another reason my road trips sucked as a kid: this happened every. single. trip.My dad's driving along. My mom sees some tourist trap and says, "do you want to stop there?" about 2 seconds before the exit. My dad makes absolutely no effort to exit, or even remotely seems like he even heard her. My mom starts chewing out my dad about how he never stops to do things she wants to do. As soon as she starts crying (after about ten minutes or so), he offers to turn around and go back. She says, "No, just go". And they don't talk for the rest of the day.Every. Single. Trip.Why, yes they are divorced.
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