Saturday, March 22, 2008
Trip to Grandma's, Part 2
On the flight to Illinois, I sit with Samuel, and Jennifer sits with Ethan. Samuel and I can hear Ethan's panicked shrieks a few rows back during takeoff. About 10 minutes later, Jennifer comes up and asks me to trade seats with her. I go back with Ethan.
Todd: How ya doing?
Ethan: Taking off is the scariest thing ever. It's like the spaceship ride at Mars 2112. And also when the plane moves all around, like sideways and sometimes upside down.
Todd: I don't think the plane really goes upside down.
Ethan: Yeah, it does. That's when they turn the seatbelt sign on.
Ethan: Dad, can we take a car back?
Todd: Back to New York? No.
Ethan: Please? I really don't want to take a plane. When are we there?
Todd: One more hour.
Ethan: A whole hour?? (Pulling the phone out of the seatback) Dad, look--we have a phone. (Pulling my tray down) Dad, put your thing down. (Pulling his carry-on bag from under the seat) Dad, where are my Imaginext figures? Dad, wanna have a battle? (Getting up) Dad, I have to go to the bathroom.