3 years, 11 months ago

so i bought my ticket months ago. got a great half off deal to go skydiving. So excited I’m going to do it. My roommates and I set the date:April 8th.
We’re all excited. It’s going to happen.

Then!!! I tell my dad.

and he FREAKS out. Not a normal freak out, a BIG freak out. Says I’m playing with death and not being considerate of others. he even offered to reemburse me if I didn’t do it. He’s just scared for my life which i appreciate because he’s my dad. You know?

Anyway, long story short I want to do it and probably will but i just feel bad that he’s feeling so scared.

What would you all do? I wish I hadn’t said anything, but i just never thought he’d react like that.

March 14, 2011 at 6:39 am

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Profile photo of Ashleigh Ashleigh (@nlogax) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

Hmmm… I am not sure what I’d do. Maybe educate him on the subject, though I’m sure you’ve probably already tried to give him good reasons as to why you’re sky diving and how safe it is if you know what you’re doing.

If he can’t accept what you’re doing because of his own unrealistic point of view on sky diving, I’m afraid I’d have to ignore him. Sky diving is one of those experiences! I wouldn’t want to discourage such an exciting and generally fulfilling thing.

Profile photo of Michael Michael (@mike) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

Skydiving sounds incredible, I hope to go one day. Sorry about your situation CJV, your dad is just worried about you mate. I agree with Ashleigh in that all you can really do is try to better educate him on the subject, maybe it will offer him some consolation. Not much else you can do if you’ve already decided to partake.

Profile photo of Ace Ace (@ace7) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

Invite him to face his fear and jump with you. Otherwise [gently] ignore him.

Profile photo of Nathan Nathan (@weizzguy88) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

ACE nailed it…Remember sometimes it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission

Profile photo of Seth Seth (@seth) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

Bro, skydiving is something a lot of people think is flat out crazy. Maybe it is, but it is the most amazing experience. Just do it. I’ve done it twice and while I want to continue to do it, it still freaks me out. Go alone if you need to, it’s not like you’ll be seeing much of each other up in the sky anyway.

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