Toddler Reluctant To Fly On A Plane

August 25, 2009

in Baby & Kid Stories

We took our son to Florida for the first time when he was barely 3. I explained to him how we were going to be flying “on” a plane, and he took me literally. For days he said he didn’t want to fly “on” a plane. Finally I asked him why, and he said, and this is no lie, “Because we will fall off.” He asked if we could sit inside it instead.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

saw August 26, 2009 at 3:34 am

Um…. did this suddenly become ""?


Kyle March 30, 2011 at 3:39 am

only thing i can say LOL.


Jodi August 26, 2009 at 3:47 am

OMG too cute! And SAW.. shush.. its a cute story.


saw August 26, 2009 at 3:53 am

If "HELL" is "cute" then it belongs… otherwise…


anon August 26, 2009 at 8:32 am

Yes, this is flying hell stories, but this one was great. You should send it in to Parents magazine!


Jody August 27, 2009 at 6:44 am

Lighten up Saw. This could easily have been a "hell" story if the kid kept complaining & whining at the gate.


saw August 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Maybe Jody… but the story didn't even take place on a plane!

I will satisfy myself by pretending that the child grew into an angry 15 yo who tormented his parents daily with overly loud gangsta rap, prison style tattoos, and a bad attitude.

There… I feel better now.


centurion August 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

You mean you hope he turned into YOU, don't you saw?


saw August 28, 2009 at 9:32 am

Me? Nooooo… I'm not like that at all… I was a model child (it's true). And I have no tats, and hate gangsta rap.

My attitude's not bad – it's jaded though – and my wife says I can be a painintheass… but otherwise, I'm the picture of normalcy 😉


Max September 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Really guys, saw is right.

This story has nothing to do with planes or flights. Although I do think it is a cute story… it's just not what the site is here for. If the kid had been screaming on a plane or had even made the joke on a plane, it would be alright. But this might as well be "" if these types of stories were average.


Demotage September 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Well, it COULD have been a flight from hell if the parents had actually put the kid ON the plane. For the kid anyway…..


Daphne3620 September 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Uh .. I am calling shenanigans on this one. This ais n old Geroge Carlin joke. The PA person says something akin to time to get on the plane .. Carlin says "F-bomb you! I am getting IN the plane!!


saw September 19, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Maybe the toddler was highly advanced for his years, had recently viewed the George Carlin routine on his in-crib DVD, and was repeating it – adding his own unique personality to the interpretation?

Was the above a run-on sentence, or did my punctuation save it?


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