Questions That My Son Asked Me on This Morning’s Flight from NC to NYC

by Marinka on September 22, 2008

“Can I sit next to dad instead?”

“Can I have sprite and apple juice?”

“What happens if the plane crashes? Also, my tooth is loose.”

“Want to hear a song that I made up? Why not?”

“Do you think I’ll be alive for a century?”

“What time is it?”

“What time is it now?”

“Why are your eyes closed? Are you asleep?”

“If you are asleep, how come you are able to tell me, ‘yes, I’m asleep, leave me alone’?”

“Why can’t I sit next to dad?”

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

ShallowGal September 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

Why can’t he sit next to dad?


Jess September 22, 2008 at 11:16 am

glad to know you made it home safely. Kids and their questions… probably lasted the entire flight, too!


Maura September 22, 2008 at 11:33 am

Glad you’re back. Safe, sound and still relatively sane. Right?


Marinka September 22, 2008 at 11:46 am

Shallow gal–The kids fight over who gets to sit next to dad, because apparently he’s more “fun” and doesn’t give them their last rites or anything throughout the flight. My son sat next to him on the flight over, so it was his turn to sit next to me on the flight back. Yes, sitting next to me is like drawing a short straw. I’m trying not to let it affect my sunny disposition.


Maura–Thank you! I am absolutely sane. (Why, are people saying that I’m not? Are they talking about me? Are they out to get me?)


Insta-mom September 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm

My children have not wised up to the “If your asleep, why are you talking?” thing. Are you saying that there will come a day when that won’t work anymore? Please…say it isn’t so!


Mama Ginger Tree September 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Flying with kids is so fun! I love it.


Maura September 22, 2008 at 1:56 pm

No…because that series of exchanges on the plane would have driven me straight over the edge into insanity, and yet you seemed to have survived!

We were talking about you. But not about that. Honest.


Vodka Mom September 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm

is he in kindergarten? Cause that’s what I hear ALL DAY LONG. x 20.

now pass me a drink……


kia (good enough mama) September 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Sounds like Little Man today. Why is it that some days they can ask a million and one questions and still not be satisfied with the answers? Frustrating. Exhausting. Annoying.


stpaulslim September 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Why can’t you sit next to Daddy? Because Mommy lost the coin toss.


Kylie w Warszawie September 22, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Yes, I get these kinds of questions from my son too. Yesterday, because he lost his second tooth yesterday we had a long talk about what the tooth fairy looked like on the way home from school. When I relayed what I think the tooth fairy looks like to my daughter and husband, they said that I put an awful lot of thought into it.

I must be meant to be around 5-6 year olds.


Aunt Becky September 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

I want to sit next to dad, too!


MyHomeCottageBiz September 23, 2008 at 11:14 am

I met a kid the other day with missing teeth and I totally played the old lady. I told her… When I was a kid we were able to put our teeth under a pillow and in the morning there would often be money under neath the pillow! Have you ever tried doing that? I am not sure it still happens. They are always so glad to tell me about how the Tooth Fairy works still etc….

It was a fun time!
Clare W
Supplemental Income Ideas for Families


wfbdoglover September 24, 2008 at 10:44 am

I would pay my son to sit next to daddy… In fact, I perfer they both take a different flight…. give me some peace and quiet.


wfbdoglover September 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Thank you for your comment. Have you ever seen a bear?

Did you know you have wild life in NYC?? Not as scary as bears… but beautiful!

check it out


Actually they were in the news a few years ago, that’s how I found them. Their nest was taken down by a NYC door man and there were protesters and everything. Made the news here.

I ofcoarse, signed the petition.


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