Mama Diaries

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Good Advice

"Mama," my ten-year-old son said.  "I have some good advice for you."

"Oh yeah?" I said.  "What?"

"Never jump out of an airplane that somebody is living in."

I tried not to laugh.  "Okay.  Why wouldn't you want to do that?"

He gave me the explanation.  "I saw this on the show, Ten Major Fails.  A man sky dived out of an airplane that his friend was living in, and Coke cans got stuck in his parachute.  The parachute didn't open when he jumped."

I tried to visualize this situation.  I couldn't really imagine how that would've happened, but I guess stranger things have occurred.  "So what did the guy do?" I asked.

"He activated his backup.  But that one ended up having a hole in it."

"That sounds bad," I said.

"Lucky for him, he had a burrito."

"A burrito?  How did a burrito help him?"  I couldn't imagine where this story was going.

"He used the tortilla part to cover the hole."

I raised my eyebrows and nodded.  "Did he land safely?"

Bubba shook his head.  "No.  He crashed through a glass ceiling into his high school reunion."

"You're kidding, right?"  This sounded like the biggest fish tale ever.

Bubba shook his head.  "No.  I'm serious.  He wanted to make a big entrance."

 A big entrance, indeed!

So, ladies and gentlemen, here is the profound bit of advice I got out of that conversation:  If you ever jump out of an airplane, make sure it's not one somebody is living in, don't land on a building, and make sure you have a burrito with you.  It could save your life!

    

40 comments:

  1. I'll keep my plane clean, I promise...

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    1. Thanks, Alex! Then I'd be happy to jump out of it!

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  2. I know that story! Ask Bubba if he likes the cartoon Regular Show. It was a Raccoon named Rigby.

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    1. You're kidding! My kid got this from a cartoon? Oy! (Yes, he's a huge fan of Regular Show!)

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    2. I pretend to watch for the kids...

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  3. What about, you know, not jumping from a plane at all?

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    1. But it's so much fun to jump out of a plane!

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  4. Now we're all much better informed about which airplanes we should jump from, in case we get a real yen for that. D

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    1. I've been wanting to jump out of an airplane for a long time. Now I know I need a burrito when I do it!

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  5. because you always need a burrito when you're jumping out of a plane...

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    1. And happy Birthday here as well!

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    2. Absolutely. And thank you for the birthday wishes! You're awesome!

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    1. Apparently, it was some raccoon from a cartoon called the Regular Show. My kid seems to be confusing fiction with reality.

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  7. One more reason to stay away from airplanes.

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  8. Or buy a parachute from some place else

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  9. I'll remember to carry a buritto with me when flying then.

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  10. I'm so confused. Someone give me something to edit, please. Putting commas in their place will clear my head.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Welcome to my world! I'm always confused!

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  11. Kids come up with weirdest stories. lol

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    1. This is something from a cartoon. David informed me a few comments up. I can't believe it!

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  12. I loved the story. But, I loved the interaction between you and your son too. :-)

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  13. I had to Google it and saw it on Youtube.

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    1. I seriously have to find this and see it for myself!

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  14. I am not planning on jumping out of any planes but should the need arise in the future I will grab a burrito! Weird story, I hope the guy was OK in the end.

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    1. David says it was from a cartoon. But Medeia says she found it on YouTube. So maybe this actually happened. Crazy!

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  15. Sounds like you should also avoid having Coke cans in your plane before you jump, too!

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  16. I will just keep my feet on the ground

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    1. Just watch out for planes and parachutes overhead!

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  17. LOL Wonderful words of wisdom!

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  18. Good advice, indeed. Burritos are magical.

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    1. Sounds like the makings of a good story - magic burritos!

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