This was the first story I had written and posted on the web—way back in 1995. There wasn't much content on the web back then so this actually earned a first page spot in search engines for "paper airplane"!
Andy is my six year old son. Actually, if you ask him, he'll say "almost seven." He stopped saying six about a month after his birthday. That was the time when every cell in his 48 pound body went on the quest for independence. I guess every kid goes through this phase, but I have to wonder whether any other parent ever heard "You know mom, I think you're almost as smart as me" fall from their child's lips.