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Parental Guidance

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Some little kids believe in being prepared.

Not long ago, several members of Patti Baird’s extended family flew down to California. During the flight, they heard the usual spiel about what to do in case of various kinds of emergencies. Water landings came up.

The adults in the party were not sure if the children were listening. But on the return trip, they found out.

As the homeward bound airplane flew out over the ocean, 19-year-old Kori jokingly said to 4-year-old Gavin, “Gee, I sure hope we don’t land in the water.”

Young Gavin reached for his carry-on bag, which he had packed himself. “Don’t worry,” he said. “I’ll share these with you.”

With that, he pulled out a pair of water wings.

Paul Turner

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