The road not toddled

My new favorite question is this one from The Younger, as we drive straight up a street: “Are we going this way?”

To paraphrase, he is asking if we are going the way that we are in fact going.

It’s such a profound question, on so many levels. And yet it’s apparent that there is no other choice but to continue on in that direction, or cease to move.

Um, is he a 35-month-old philosopher?

Perhaps. But part of me suspects he really just wants to know if we are driving closer to ice cream.  Or doughnuts.

Young metaphysicists have got to have their Chocolate Rainbows for breakfast. “With sprinkles!”–Jillian O’Connor