Tuesday, May 7, 2013

When You Are a Helicopter Parent

1. It's been a good morning when your living room looks like this:

Furniture moved out of the way, homemade helipads, and helicopters grouped according to a little pilot's specifications. 

2. You walk around the corner and see this (more than once a day and you should have just picked it up) and upon first notice,  think it some sort of rare spider and jump out of your shoes.

3. Your Pinterest search history has included "Helicopter DIY" and "helicopter crafts," leading you to locate in your home a pencil (that you had to break and shave down) and a straight pin to create this magic.

Those top propellers really spin. We are hardcore around here.

4. Your son builds this by himself and tells you it's a VTOL, and you know exactly what that means and why his design is perfect.

5. Letters are fun to trace and write, but drawing different kinds of helicopters is second nature to your child.

6. You know the difference between the sounds of a helicopter and those of the planes headed for the local airport, and you aren't afraid to use this knowledge. At least 5 times a week you hear the helicopters during waking hours, give your son a big grin, and yell, "Go! Go!" as you hustle outside to catch a view of a chopper flying by.

7. Your little guy just might own every Matchbox helicopter the local HEB has carried and still check the toy aisle every week just in case. No judgements. For this smile and a stress-free grocery trip, it's worth it. He's like a proud papa, and you better believe each one has a name and a place in his heart.

8. In a neighborhood full of girls and therefore driveways loaded with rainbows, flowers, and hopscotch boards, your child shares his love for all things aviation in our driveway and beyond.

Here's to you kid! 
May you take off and land ever so smoothly in all aspects of life. 
May you slow down to a hover when times call for a more careful view.
And may your heart always soar to great heights. 


Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

This is so sweet!

Evie feels the same way about Bihosaurs (dinosaurs)!

Natalie said...

Awww...W sure does love his helicopters!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

THIS IS SO CUTE!! I love it, Jenn! :)

Erin said...

So sweet! You are the best helicopter mama ;)

Andie said...

what a sweet post! :)

I guess I'm a "truck" parent. ;)

hi. Im Faith. said...

I love this post. I had to read it twice. I love that he loves helicopters. And wow he sure knows a whole lot about them! And that DIY helicopter craft is crazy cool! You have such a sweet amazing boy and he's so lucky to have a mom like you!

hi. Im Faith. said...

ps at first glance i did think that one helicopter was a spider!