The girls sat with The Dad in one row, and I sat with Fainjin in the row ahead of them.
As we took off and started the ascent: “Mu-um… does this plane have wings?”
Later, looking down at the clouds: “Do the clouds have mountains in them? … ‘Cos they have white on their tops…”
And reading the safety card, which he loves because it’s like a cartoon: “Are we going to land on the water? Sea planes land on the water and go really fast, but planes with wheels don’t land on the water do they Mummy? Will we land on the grass?” “No, we’ll land on the runway at the airport.” “But this picture says we have to land on the water or on the grass!”
I felt a bit sorry for the passenger sitting next to us… but at least this time Fainjin didn’t ask, in all excited anticipation, “Are we going to crash?!”
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