I once again hand my blog over to my husband today. [The handsome guy in the picture below]
This is sort of a follow-up to last Friday’s post entitled ‘The Toughest Moment to Relive: Sharing the First Excerpt of My Book’
Hope you enjoy!
I’m not Afraid of being High
When I was a kid, I was the one who always climbed as high as possible to the top of the tallest tree. When I went to an amusement park, I was always the one who took those rides that would make you feel zero gravity and I would take them multiple times until I felt tired and couldn’t go anymore.
So there you go, I’m not afraid of being high (and I don’t mean on drugs) and flying. Flying and heights never scared me.
However, when it comes flying with my wife, well that is another story.
I always need to mentally prepared myself before I get on the plane with her. I need to prepare my mind so I am not startled by her reactions and the stuff she says.
And knowing what she had been through during her previous flying experiences, I am not surprised. I also need to give her some positive thoughts to calm her down before we board the plane. And if I didn’t do that, then I would have negative thoughts as well. And I would be afraid that my nervous system might break down because of all the negative thoughts she gives me.
My sleeping habits
Plus, I can sleep anywhere and at anytime if I’m tired or I have nothing to do. There was one time that I was so tired that I just took a nap right on the pavement of my friend’s driveway so I could keep going and partying with my friends later.
So, whenever I fly I usually fall asleep not long after getting on board and taking off. However, I can’t say the same for my wife. She usually can’t fall asleep on a flight at all. She is usually wide-awake staring at the TV screen, counting down the hours and minutes until landing.
And because she is awake, I usually tell my wife to wake me up whenever they are serving the meals. So, the only time I am awake on an airplane is when I am eating something. LOL!
Turbulence Experience & a Handprint
Whenever there is turbulence, my wife will always hold my hand to calm herself down.
There was one time that the turbulence was so bad and lasted for so long before landing that she had to hold my hand tighter and tighter. Then, the plane dropped suddenly which made her even more nervous. Because she was shivering and sweating so much, I had to ask her to let go of my hand. If not, I would be just as scared as she was. Since she insisted on touching me to calm herself down, I asked her to put her hand on my lap instead. Even though I still could feel her shivering on my lap, I didn’t get affected as much as if she was holding my hand.
Guess what happened?
I ended up walking off the airplane and around the airport with a wet hand print on my cargo pants. I temporarily wore my wife’s fear on the side of my pants in the shape of a hand print.
Planning a Trip Abroad
So whenever my wife is planning a trip abroad, I will always tease her and said “You’re so afraid of flying, why you are planning a trip abroad? Just plan a trip in Taiwan, OK?”
And of course the answer is a “NO, I want to go abroad.” Then I will say, “You just want to put me through the ‘experience’ again, don’t you?”
She just laughs and gives an evil grin.
The Tables are Turned
And unfortunately, during our last flight the tables were turned.
During my last flight with Constance (which was from Toronto to Taipei), she slept most of the time (10+ hours) and I was the one who was envious that she could sleep and I could not.
And I ended up being the one waking HER up to eat.
See what she has done to me!
Is there anything that your spouse or significant other is afraid of? What do you to calm him or her down and make them feel better?
[NOTE: I am going back to only blogging Monday and Friday starting in February. Three times a week is a little too much.]