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8 Ways Parenting Can Help You Survive A Plane Crash

June 14th, 2010 - Category: General Parenting

Since Y2k, there have been 147 reported plane crashes. Of the crashes resulting in fatalities, 24% of the passengers were able to somehow survive.

The causes of these plane crashes are wide in variety and range from bird-engine encounters (bird strike) to pilot incapacitation. Despite the plethora of ways a plane can end up going down, there is always a common theme amongst many of the survivors.

It is proven that “parents” are able to forge the disparities of plane crashes at a much higher rate than the average passenger. Why is this? Many are rightly asking themselves what it is about these relentless caregivers that empowers them to fight through the flames and come out on top despite such difficult odds.

We were wondering the same thing and decided to ask the experts. We talked to  the My Job Chart Board members and were able to come up with 8 ways that parenting can help you survive a plane crash. They are as follows.

1. You’re so broke the only “plain” ride you can afford to go on is the Merry-Go-Round.

2. Before the flight you see that the plane isn’t Boeing and say to the pilot,”You’re not going out in THAT are you?”

3. Parenting wears you out to the point that you’re too busy crashing out on the reclined economy class seat to even notice the real crash.

4. Your kid’s behavior (and your budget) forces you to always choose the very back row of the plane which is known to be the safest place during a crash.

5. You will always choose an aisle seat (also a safe place to sit during a crash) to keep your kids securely locked between you and the the wall of the plane.

6. You’ve practiced long and hard on your kids, now in the heat of the moment, you can yell at the pilot from your seat and guide him to a safe field landing.

7. Because you’re constantly getting up and down to take the kids to the bathroom, you never have your tray down which can inhibit your swift exit after a crash landing.

8. You deal with tragedies every day (ie. kids stealing each others toys, 8 dirty diapers in one day, little Tyler broke his right arm AND got his big toe caught in the chain all at the same time… etc) What’s a little plane crash?

Finally, one more for all you “Lost” fans…

9. As long as you have your child “before” you take flight, you should be safe on any strange island you happen to land on.

And there you have it parents. 8 (+1) great ways that being a parent can help you survive a plane crash.

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(The 8 ways parenting can help you survive a plan crash are solely opinions and do not rely on factual evidence. They are by no means true, and the opinions are in no way affiliated with My Job Chart and/or it’s team members.)

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