Beverly Beckham must have teenage kids who aggressively ignore her, because she sure got all nostalgic about a recent flight where a wired 8-year-old boy kept bombarding his patient, understanding dad with eager questions:
''Dad! Dad! Did you feel that bump?" he said as the plane took off.In the heartwarming scene [it's apparently Heartwarming Week here at DT], the dad eventually left his twins and moved up a row, crawling across the guy in the aisle to sit in the empty seat next to his son. It's such a short time when kids care what we think, Beckham opines.
''Dad! Dad! Look over there," he said as the plane climbed.
''Dad! Dad! Where are we now?" he said 60 seconds into the flight.
All very touching; I wish my daughter and I could've been there. Because the First DT Rule of Stress-free Plane Travel is that your kid doesn't need to be quiet, just quieter than the other kids on the flight.
A son's adoration is a fleeting thing [boston.com via dt reader john]