She is trying to KILL ME!!!!!
For anyone who has read my blog for some time, by now you know I love my kids. I would and will do anything for them - my wife knows this too. I think she was using this love or weakness to her advantage.
It was all a trick - you see. She tells me that taking my son to the air show event on Saturday would be fun, that it would be a great father and son moment. I said - I hate to fly. She said I didn't have to - my son could ride with other children and I can be safe on the ground. Lies; all lies I tell you!
We get there early in the morning, it's a beautiful day and my son has no clue what is going on. We arrive and he is ecstatic - I was worried that he would be afraid and chicken out - or worst, start to cry. But he was a man, a big boy - but he wouldn't go up unless dear old dad went with him.... What?
I had to say yes in front of all these people but on the inside I am screaming "oh hell no!" but I had no choice but to put on the "Strong Dad" front for my kid. So to save face and to create a wonderful memory for my son, I signed up to go up in a small one propeller plane... It took all I had to keep myself from making my scared inner joke - " If it's so safe why am I signing a waiver?"
Facebook to the Rescue!
How Facebook help me keep my cool. That's right - Facebook. I needed something to keep me distracted, calm - didn't want my son to think his Dad was a fready cat.... Lol.
Here are the post I sent out on my cell phone.
In a few minutes I will be flying in the air.... Oh boy.
I am on fb just to distract myself as my son enjoys the ride.
This would be a good time to message me ....
Oh my I just looked out window.
Button turn red made noise as we start downward to runway?????
Scott our pilot told my son that flaying is safer than being in a car... yeah????
The one good consolation of the whole ordeal was – I survived! Ha, no today honey, your not getting rid of me that easy. No, seriously – my son had a great time and he was very brave through the whole ride. I was the one who foolishly was holding on to my seat as if that was going to save me from anything. Plane falling, everyone – hold on tight to your seats… and kiss your butt goodbye….
But again – he had a great time, I was glad he was happy and that we were able to do this together.
Video coming soon if I can find a way to get it out of my phone........