Today my class went on a cool field trip to the Air and Space Museum. There were really old planes and even a space shuttle. I imagined being in the cockpit of the Discovery as it shot into space on the back of a rocket. Little did I know Drag had decided to come with us in invisible mode.
“Look up there,” one of the students pointed. ” That red airplane is moving. Do you think it will fall?”
“Those airplanes are well secured so they wont fall.” The tour guide assured us.
“It’s like the movie night at the museum another student said as we watched several of the airplanes rocking back and forth on their thin cables.”
The tour guide stepped away from our class and got on her walkie. I could imagine what she was saying. “Is it safe for these children…”
Then I noticed the shadow of a dragon wing brushing against another plane.
“Drag,” I hissed, “get over there.” I pointed to the bathrooms as I stomped over to the corner out of sight. “What are you doing here?”
“Em, when I heard you were going to a place where there were flying things I wanted to see them too. It’s sad not one of them can talk to me.”
“Hmmm. You thought you would find another dragon at the museum?”
Drags eyes got big as he nodded.
“Ohhh Drag, I’m sorry all these things are machines. As far as I know, you are the only living dragon.”
“That’s too bad.” Drag looked up at the winged machines.
“Please stay right next to me until we get outside. Then I want you to fly straight home. No more touching airplanes.”
“Ok Em,” my dragon wiggled his eyes.
I giggled and crossed my eyes.
You can’t be too careful what you do or say when you are raising a dragon in the 21st century.