Do your kids do this to when they fly? My guys spend a good portion of every flight studying the ‘safety manual’ and asking me questions about all the emergencies that can happen on an airplane. It’s like I’m in the most interactive type of horror movie possible where I have to imagine and address each and every one of my fears about flying at 35,000 feet while I calmly explain the safety measures in place: in case there’s a fire, in case we have a water landing, in case someone gets sick, in case a window accidentally opens-the scenarios are endless. (The Chuckie movies that used to haunt me as a teen are mild in comparison.) By the time we reach our destination, I’m thoroughly rattled, relieved and ready for vacation. Please tell me that some of you travelers out there are just as white-knuckled as I am….
(PS I think there are some books you can read if you’re afraid of flying like me. Have you tried Soar: The breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying? Or Flying without Fear? Or if you have suggestions or can tell me what you do when you fly if you’re scared, I’d love to hear as well.)