Grandma wants my dd to fly with her on a trip to North Carolina to visit DD's cousins. At first, dd was concerned because of the pat down. DD didn't like that and wanted to ride down with hee dad who we thought was meeting them in North Carolina later. (We are separated). So a couple weeks ago when he came to pick her up for the weekend we asked him about her going with him. He said he can't go because of his school and that grandma's plan was that dd was going to fly alone because she wasn;t going.
DD was very upset because she has never been on a plane at all, and she didn't want to go alone. She is eleven, by the way. Dad and I said that she didn't have to go if she didn't want to and since that time with the whole Bin laden thing I have been even more afraid.
I told DD next time she sees Grandma or Dad to tell them she decided she doesn't want to go, so they dont think I'm just not letting her and that Grandma can call me about it also. Now this morning Grandma calls, my mom talked cause I was getting ready for work. Mom said dd is terrfied of flying alone and grandma said she was going too, she doesnt know why dad thought she wasn't. Mom said she would have me call her later. I know she is trying to make her plane reservations but I cant tell her anything until i talk to dd about this.
So, whew, sorry this was so long....to sum up, grandma would be flying with dd both ways. while that makes me feel better then her going alone(which i wouldnt allow) I am still worried because I'm scared about possible terrorist attacks and dd is very upset about pat downs. I am not going to make her go if she doesn't want to but wanted to know what you wise mommies would do. Thanks soooo much!!!