Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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Reason #43 Not To Have Kids: Flying Phobia

Dave Bry explains one more reason not to have children: childbirth is the number one indicator of an adult onset of fear of flying.

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Those Flaunting Flying Frenchies owe Dave an apology.

Yay for getting paid (a little) to blog!

brad (#1,678)

i think 'adult onset fear' pretty much covers becoming a parent.

Dave Bry (#422)

Totally. You learn about all these exciting new fears you didn't even know existed!

brad (#1,678)

i've just recently gotten over the urge to carry a backpack sprayer of Germ-X so as to hose down a prelude swath for my kids.

i've moved on to fire as a purifier. hold on honey, daddy needs to give that toy a quick burnin'.

mathnet (#27)

I mean it's a little late now, Dave? But there are clothing clips for pacifiers that keep babies' "spitting the dummy" from being such a workout/grossout-inducing cleanup deal for parents.

Also, I do the same worst-case scenario thinking you do, and I'm glad to say it still works for me.

mathnet (#27)

(But! I am not a parent.)

Dave Bry (#422)

Yeah. Thanks, Mathnet. They had them when my kid was a baby. I think I was always too afraid that the strap would wrap around his neck and… So you see my problem.

brad (#1,678)

see? fear.

fear of flying, of straps, of material composition, of astroids etal.

maybe it's just me.

brad (#1,678)

asteroids are also terrifying.

I used to LOVE flying. Right up until I was faced with death in real life and saw how easy it can be sometimes.

My fear of flying has only gotten worse over the years. I'm traveling in March and already freaking out about it. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the theory of probability is gibberish to me.

HiredGoons (#603)

Hate flying.

Always have, always will.

Bittersweet (#765)

Holy crap, Dave, exactly! Used to fly all the time for work, completely casual even in the face of major turbulence. Now I say a prayer at the beginning of each flight and the littlest bump sets off stomach clenching.

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