So a US Air jet crashed into the Hudson River recently, not all that far from our apartment, and that very evening my husband says to me,
“Oh that reminds me. We need to book our flights to Florida.”
“Really?! Is that what you thought? Because when I saw that plane on TV, sitting in the middle of the Hudson River, I thought how about if we NEVER fly again.”
“But doesn’t it make you realize how much talent and training these pilots have?” he responds.
“No, it makes me realize that geese can actually fly into BOTH engines causing a plane to crash. And on my long list of concerns when I fly – geese wasn’t even on the list. But now there it is. Geese now falls after “terrorism” and before “landing gear getting stuck.”
“But did you see how perfectly he landed that plane?”
“Yes. Into the icy, frigid water,” I point out.
“But everyone survived!”
“Sure. And that’s amazing. But all in all, still a pretty bad day for those folks, don’t you agree? I mean, any day where your plane crashes is kind of crappy. You really can’t argue with that.”
“It’s really warm in Florida,”
“Fine. Book the tickets. Make sure it’s a plane with a lot of engines.”
mama bird notes:
For nyc area mamas: This week I’m giving away two tickets to Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” at Madison Square Garden. The show is running February 5th to the 16th.
To enter, leave a comment on the mama bird diaries this week and you are entered. Mention Elmo or Ernie or Bert or one of those monsters so I know you want to be entered in the contest. When I announce the winner, I will also give a 25% off discount code for those who want to buy tickets. Good luck birdies!
Also for nyc area mamas: A friend of mine, who is an incredible and inspiring life coach, is offering a mama bird discount for anyone who’d like to attend her 2 day workshop this coming weekend to “get your year in gear.” $325 if you sign up via phone or email by January 28th. Regularly $545. Contact Ziev Coaching for more information.