February 18, 2004

Little Bodyguards

If I had any confidence while flying, it was that Aidan was there. I wasn't so sure that my days weren't up, but I was hopeful that my parents' link to the future wouldn't be severed.

Now with the second offspring coming due in a few weeks, I'm wondering if we should keep them separate, so that we always have an heir and a spare. This is kind of like when one member of the Cabinet stays away from the State of the Union Address, so if some sort of Independence Day scenario happens and the Capitol is blown to smitherenes - or if there is an overabundance of virgins (or raisins) in heaven and a hajj-like convergence of suicide bombers on the Hill - then somebody in the line of succession survives.

Alternatively, perhaps keeping them together at all times - and with me - is a sort of life insurance. Nonetheless, I'm not going to be happy getting on a plane, even with both offspring.

Posted by david at February 18, 2004 10:10 PM | TrackBack

Not an unusual reaction. My sons are now 33, 31 and 24 and I am just now OK, but not great, when they get into the same vehicle to go somewhere together. This parenting trip is a long journey.

Posted by: Connie Batts at February 19, 2004 01:43 PM

Just wanted to say "Hello" to a person with the same name as mine!! LOL

Posted by: Connie Batts at February 29, 2004 03:49 PM