Saturday, 21 February 2015

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My daughter and her family recently had the pleasure of a week’s vacation in Florida. Three of the kids had never flown before so you can imagine the excitement and the nerves.

The flight was non-stop, and the landing was rough, not in a wheels on the ground rough but in the changes in cabin pressure rough. Mom and two kids on one side of the plane suffered head and ear pain, bad enough to upset the kids, bringing them to tears. For some reason, the three family members on the other side of the plane had no problems what so ever.

While in Florida they spent a day at Busch Gardens, and experienced a number of thrilling rides, one being a roller coaster named The Cheetah. Needless to say there was a lot of screaming as all were tossed about, this way and that, including upside down.

The week ended too soon and they found themselves heading back to the airport to fly home. As my ten year old granddaughter had had a bad time on the previous flight, and a scary time on the rides, her mother was concerned as to how she would manage not just one plane ride, but two as they had a layover in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Can you handle it?” her mother asked.

Her daughter quickly replied, “I rode the Cheetah, I can do this.”

Art Linkletter was so right, kids do say the darnedest things.

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