Mama Diaries

Monday, July 14, 2014

Reckless Pilot

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "I'm going to be an Air force pilot when I grow up."

"That's nice, Bubba," I said.  "I thought you were going to be a meteorologist. What made you change your mind?"

"I got a big idea.  Do you want to know what it is?"

I nodded.  "Sure."

"I'm going to fly over your house real low, faster than the speed of sound."

I looked at that kid and raised my eyebrows.  "Faster than the speed of sound?"

"Yep.  Three times faster!"

"Can a plane go that fast?" I asked.

"Yes, ma'am.  Military planes can."

"I see.  And do you realize you will create a sonic boom, and blast all of the neighborhood window out?"

He grinned.  "That's why I want to do it!"

So, ladies and gentlemen.  In about fifteen years, if your windows are suddenly blown out by a sonic boom, you'll know who did it.  Good luck trying to catch him!


  1. I guess it is better than him throwing rocks thru them now!

  2. Better invest in titanium windows

  3. My dad was an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II and then when the air force was created, he joined the reserves. As a commanding officer, I think he would have told Bubba "NO."


  4. I live in an apartment. If the window breaks because of that, I'm pretty sure that I don't have to fix it. Just ask him to wait until fall so it's cooler outside and we'll get a nice breeze, instead of needing the a/c or heater.

    1. Haha! Then it sounds like Bubba would be doing you a favor!

  5. enough time for the whole block to escape on time...

  6. Thanks for warning us ahead of time! That Bubba!

  7. *LOL* Your son is going to give mine ideas!

  8. I wonder what he'll be next week?

  9. He'd be flying so fast that no one would see him coming or going.

  10. Just ask him to avoid my neighborhood, please and thanks :)