We all hear the many commercials that make fun of the "are we there yet?" types of questions that kids ask. In fact, many say it's their least favorite question. In my life, I can't ever remember asking whether we were "there" yet. It seems to me pretty obvious: if we're still driving, we're not there. But I never minded not being there yet. I had my books, and beyond reading, as my mom would say, "you're never wasting time if you're looking at scenery."
I've discovered that I have a least favorite question. I just cringe when a student comes into the classroom and says, "I was absent--did I miss anything?" YES, YOU MISSED SOMETHING. YOU MISSED CLASS.