April 9, 2013

High Anxiety

I don't like to fly. I'm not sure why. Part of me thinks it's the loss of control. Another part is just convinced that being locked into a metal cylinder, hurtling through the clouds at a few hundred miles an hour is a bad idea. But unless you feel like driving for hours - and knowing full well that driving isn't the best option when encountering vast oceans - sometimes you've just got to suck it up and do it.

I'm getting on a plane in a bit. And my kids are getting on it too. It's their first flight.

It's a morning flight and we're flying first class so I'm hoping that the inevitable mimosa will help cut through the anxiety. That and the Xanax. And the fact that it's an adventure we're all taking together.

Posted by Chris at April 9, 2013 7:31 AM
Comments

No offense, dude, but you lost my sympathy at "first class" ;)

Posted by: Kaz at April 9, 2013 9:30 AM

With any luck, you'll have too much fun watching how excited Mia & Owen are to be nervous. Enjoy the adventure!

Posted by: akofaolain at April 9, 2013 9:38 AM

Is everything ok?

Posted by: alektra at April 9, 2013 10:19 AM

I am *so* excited to hear how it goes. Never taken ours on a plane before either but I'm psyching myself up for it this year or next. spill the traveling secrets, preferably ones that don't require Xanax or benadryl.

Posted by: rebecca at April 9, 2013 11:16 AM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

Focus on the kids and their excitement...bet you won't even need the Xanax. Safe travels! (My husband flies every week, so it's safe).

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:47 PM

So sorry about the comment spam...my key got stuck. As you can see, they all posted at the same time.

Posted by: Kristin at April 10, 2013 12:49 PM

I make it to three hours up there before it's all about, "Okay, we've survived this long. Time to land while we're ahead of the game!" I am fine on take-off but close my eyes and hold my hub's hand from final descent until we stop at the gate.
Happy flying journeys to you all and happy traveling adventures!

Posted by: Karen at April 10, 2013 10:09 PM


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