My son has spent over three hours looking out the window of our plane.
He doesn’t want to play on his iPad.
He has no interest in the little books and games and gifts I brought to keep him and his sister busy on this over four hour flight.
He’s just been staring out the window. No really, a nine-year old boy who never stops moving has been doing absolutely nothing but looking out a window for HOURS.
Mom do you think the clouds can feel us splitting them apart when we fly through them? Ok I know they can’t really feel but do you think clouds would rather be all together and not broken up by anything, like a plane or a bird or anything?
Mom do you think the pilot really thinks all that turbulence is bad or do you think he just wants us in our seats? That’s why school should be on planes: because it’s so beautiful everyone would pay attention and when they didn’t the teacher could put on the seat belt sign.
Mom, do you think the air that goes through and around the planes gets mixed up in the clouds and the clouds are somehow changed by it? Like could those clouds end up being clouds they shouldn’t have been?
Mom, see where that cloud reaches that mountain over there? See that area right in the middle where is just doesn’t touch and there is that teeny tiny bit of space? That space is the most beautiful space ever.
Mom, do you think when we fly at Christmas time there will also be clouds or do you think the sky will just have nothing?
Mom, I need a tissue. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to cry. It’s just all so wonderful and beautiful.
We’re now on hour four. And yes, THAT is my son.