In our selfishness, we forgot to prepare him for what an air show is. When I told him we were going to an air show after church, he said, "Pack suitcase. Fly on airplane." I could not help myself. I squealed in joyous laughter. He may not know what an air show is but he knows that you have to pack before you get on an airplane. I still get very excited about his ability to tell me what he is thinking.
Many people go to an air show to watch the planes do fancy air acrobatics. I did not think that Jack would really want to stand still long enough to watch the planes and I wasn't sure he could see them.
|David tried really hard to get Jack to turn toward the sound of the planes.|
that I thought "DOH! I should have showed him some YouTube videos of plane acrobatics!" so he would 1. know what to look for and 2. possibly be interested.
I thought that he would enjoy getting in and touching the airplanes on display. I was right!
It was still a great family afternoon and we were all very tired when we returned home but Jack still wanted to fly!
Am I the only mom that forgets to prepare her child for the utmost new event enjoyment? Feel free to share your own story and assuage some of my mommy guilt.