It was the bestest present ever, according to Sam.
Sam turned 5 last Wednesday and I didn’t end up writing his birthday post (or any other post, really) because I’m a procrastinator Rabbit came home from sea a couple days early and we went up to the squadron to meet his helicopter as he flew in.
And it just so happened to be the evening of Sam’s birthday and, according to Sam, going to see Dad fly home was all the bestest present ever and I’m going to be a Navy Flightsuit Man when I grow up, just like Dad.
While we waited for him we relaxed in a very important looking room with a giant snake that we were told was shedding and possibly very hungry so you’ll have to stay away from her. The boys made the most of this time and used the opportunity to have a serious meeting.
After Rabbit was finished with all his official helicopter whatchamadoogie stuff we went home and ate a late dinner, but it was too late to celebrate Sam’s birthday properly so we postponed that. It didn’t bug Sam much though, and he continuously talked about how amazing his birthday was and how going to the squadron and seeing Dad fly home was pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to him.
Also, on our way to pickup Rabbit this conversation happened.
Sam: I might get to fly a helicopter.
Gabe: Um… I don’t think so. Nobody has taught you how to fly a helicopter, Sam.
Sam: I KNOW. Because I already KNOW how to fly a helicopter, GABE.
Gabe: Oh Really? Tell me how then.
Sam: Well, first you have to find the Navy button and push it. Then there are lots of other buttons and you push the right ones and they will teach you how to fly the helicopter. And when you are done with that there are more buttons that you push to fly the helicopter.
And there you have it, folks. We’re all professional helicopter pilots now. Sweet.
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