Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sometimes, it's best not to know everything.

A few years ago, my now 30-year-old son - a lifelong risk-taker - told me that one of his dreams was to go skydiving, and that he would indeed do it someday. I took him by the shoulders, looked him in the eyes and said, "My love, I think you should go for it. But, please - whatever you do - don't tell me about it until it's over." Turns out, he did just that. He jumped out of a friggin' plane when his dad and I were 4,000 miles away in the U.K. I'm not just finding out about it now. But, I had successfully blocked it out until I saw this commemorative photo on Facebook. Gawd.
My boy is the one in green. Not sure if this is 'before' or 'after.'


Debbie V. said...

You're right - it's best not.
This is a great picture he can treasure and show his kids :)

Jake said...

At least he's a good kid for following your request. I wonder what you'd say if he asked to go jumping out of more planes.

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