How cool is this shot? Yesterday Drew, Jackson, and I spent the day traveling to the Midwest — probably my last trip for a while; I start my third trimester in just a few days and soon I won’t want to venture too far from home and my doctor — and, as we boarded our first flight, Jack said, “I want to fly this plane!” A flight attendant heard him and ushered him to the cockpit, which he was already heading toward himself, and the pilot waved him in and Jackson climbed on the seat and got ready for take-off. Back in December, he got to sit in the driver’s seat of a big fire truck after we brought some cookies to our local firehouse, so I asked him which was better — flying a plane or driving a firetruck, and he said driving the truck (but something tells me that, if I asked again, the answer could be either one). I just think it’s cool that so many professionals are kind and gracious to little kids. Imagine Jackson’s disappointment, though, if he grows up thinking that’s how it’s always gonna be. Good thing he’s got a hard-ass mom like me to set him straight if/when he needs it.
Anyhoo, we have a long weekend ahead packed with activities and family fun (touring caves, going fishing, watching acrobats, playing t-ball, visiting a farm, etc.). Hopefully, Drew and I will be able to scoot off on our own and maybe watch a movie and, like, eat some frozen custard. What are you up to?