Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My Fear of Flying, It's True!
Yes it's true, I have fear, dread, horror, panic, terror, and trepidation when it comes to flying! In fact I'm kind of a freak! I know I'm not the only one out there that hates flying but I might win the prize for the most anxiety a person can have when flying! Oh, and to top that off I have to deal with a 6 year old that has some of the same anxieties as I do. Claire and I are flying this Friday to California to visit my sister and my niece Vivienne. They say that the more you fly, the more you are use to it. Well that may be true for others, but I'm not sure that would be the case for me. I am quite claustrophobic, so sitting up there breathing everyone else's air is seriously going to kill me. I'm hoping I can get some Xanax for the two of us, ok maybe just for me and some Benadryl for her!
I have only flown a handful of times in my life and I'll say it's worse when you have kids that are freaks flying with you. James won't be on the plane with us which is a good thing because some of you might remember what a hypochondriac he is. The last time I flew with both kids alone was when my sister got married 3 years ago. The whole time Claire cried about her ears and James checked every bump and spot on him and thought for sure he had been bitten by a brown recluse spider. James is so happy he is not flying that he has now taken it upon himself to tell Claire how awful and painful it will be and that her eardrums may pop while up there. Great, thanks James!
I wonder if meeting the pilots would help our anxiety or hinder it. I have always had good instincts when reading people and maybe I would find something wrong with the pilot and demand to get off or worse, have him thrown off! You all know how not quiet I am, so I'm sure I'd let everyone around me know my thoughts. Oh hell, I am for sure going to have a drink when I get on there. I don't see any other way around this. Can you mix alcohol and Xanax together?
I know what you are all thinking, my children are freaks because I am! Yes, you are probably right about this! Ok, breathe Megan breathe!
Ok, what if when and if I meet the pilot I see him texting? You know my feelings on texting and driving are very strong, so I'm pretty sure I'm even more concerned with texting and flying, wouldn't you all agree?
I'm sure with all my luck, this will be our plane! I think I'll drape myself in rosaries and start praying now!