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Prangerman
03-24-2004, 04:44 AM
The excellent Flying Legends at Duxford England is on the weekend of 10/11 July. Our first child is due on 13th July. What chance of my wife actually being early for once! Do I go to the Airshow and risk eternal wrath if I miss the birth? Or do I do what any normal aircraft and flight sim nutter would do and head for Duxford?

Prangerman
03-24-2004, 04:44 AM
The excellent Flying Legends at Duxford England is on the weekend of 10/11 July. Our first child is due on 13th July. What chance of my wife actually being early for once! Do I go to the Airshow and risk eternal wrath if I miss the birth? Or do I do what any normal aircraft and flight sim nutter would do and head for Duxford?

ELEM
03-24-2004, 04:49 AM
There are many airshows to go to. How many births of a first child can you see? I'm assuming you're human and you want the child.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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Tully__
03-24-2004, 04:59 AM
I was going to give different advice, but I think ELEM got it right. Which passed oppurtunity will you not have the chance to re-visit at a later date? That's the choice to take http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Fehler
03-24-2004, 05:05 AM
Enter the modern marvel... The camcorder.

You can either tape the birth or the airshow, or better yet... both..

The birth thing is a little overrated IMHO. Lots of screaming, and crying... some curse words, more screaming and finally exhaustion induced sleep... Not to mention what the mother has to go through! LOL

OR you could take your wife to the airshow and maybe she will have the baby there! Now that would be the best of both worlds.. You can watch the planes in between contractions!

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FW190fan
03-24-2004, 05:10 AM
This is an absolute no-brainer.

You don't miss the birth of your first child (or second, or third) for ANYTHING.

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Rajvosa
03-24-2004, 05:13 AM
FW is RIGHT!

What kind of question is this anyway?!? There is nothing more important then one's family, and missing a child's birth for an airshow would be idiotic, to say the least.

I sincerely hope this was meant as a joke!

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Fehler
03-24-2004, 05:15 AM
Being there for conception is much more important than being there for birth.. LOL

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arcadeace
03-24-2004, 05:30 AM
Hope you've made up your mind http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Prangerman
03-24-2004, 05:31 AM
Thanks all - it was meant tongue in cheek...

Extreme_One
03-24-2004, 05:46 AM
Or you could attempt to combine the both events. Take your wife to the airshow.

You could even name the baby if it's a boy:- "Duxford" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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B16Enk
03-24-2004, 05:56 AM
Trouble is it's a first child.

They are almost always late!

So there is a chance you could miss both any way!

Zen--
03-24-2004, 07:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:
Being there for conception is much more important than being there for birth.. LOL
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I must agree with you on this point. After careful observation, I discovered that I was very unhappy to be there at the birth of my child...but realized that I was not present during conception.

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RasMichael
03-24-2004, 07:24 AM
Schedule a Ceaserian section for the 9th and be done with it in time for the airshow.

As an added bonus, the child will look a lot less mangled http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

While being there for the birth is a nice gesture towards the mother, it's the next 20 years that really matter as far as the child is concerned.

That said, welcome in the club. Life will never be the same, and I mean that in a good way !

michapma
03-24-2004, 09:52 AM
Don't worry mate, I'll do your duty for you and head to Duxford in your place.

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03-24-2004, 10:07 AM
BLEHH,do you want me to v....??!

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jtasker
03-24-2004, 10:26 AM
Can't make that call without more info.. First Child? What was your wifes previous labors like in duration if she had any?

If its the first child..labor will be LONG.. plenty long for you to grgab a return flight even if you are on the tarmac in Duxford when you get the news..If its not the first, you'll be still looking at a likely 5 hours or so from initial onset of labor..

Just make sure you have secure commo before the trtip and get some good pictures.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
03-24-2004, 10:27 AM
If you miss the birth of your first child because of an airshow you are asking for big time woes and resentment every time you boot up your computer forever afterwards.. not to mention hurting your wife more thasn if you just slapped her in the face... which you DONT want to do. Actually you dont want to miss the birth of any child for any reason short of sickness, death or military deployment..... everything else is an invitation for a lifetime of grief. Plus... it is the most awesome, humbling, memorable experience you will ever have in your life. Especially that first one.

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03-24-2004, 10:32 AM
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huggy87
03-24-2004, 10:42 AM
One of my skippers told me he was once overheard by his wife, while discussing the impending birth of their child with a friend. "You have to be there for the laying of the keel, but not the launching of the ship."

I think he is still paying for that one.