On May 28 2015 , Canadian Celebrity Sarah Blackwood was removed from the United Airlines plane for having an overly noisy kid, who also happened to be pregnant at the time.
A blogger and new mum Arielle Charnas was asked to move to the back of the plane from the first class simply because her little girl found the environment overwhelming and could not be calmed down.
There are many more incidents which you read everyday or hear or even face when you are looked down upon for an unruly infant or toddler. It scares me as a parent. Considering that a long distance flight for me could be on the cards and, I have a baby too , such news makes me dread them. It makes my brain scramble to find a solution to this intolerable baby crying syndrome. Their is a swarm of people writing about those intolerable kids at the Super market aisle or movie theatre, not to forget proponents advising you how to control your sorry excuse of a kid.
It would be of great help if I could get my hands on the profiling of these unruly kids-parent haters. A few premature judgments I can make about them are;
- they are having a bad day
- they are so victimized by life and are simply trying to find someone to release their pent-up frustrations and found them that ill-behaved kid
- they do not have kids of their own or anyone in their near family
Certainly this, what else can the reason be here, for refusing to understand that kids sometimes behave unreasonably because of the simple reason that they are kids. What you should familiarize yourself with before judging these parents are as listed below
- Kids are unpredictable beings; their is no such thing as ‘good kids’. The best of kids can have a bad day or behave unreasonably on that one day. In the case of a infant/toddler you can throw all reasoning out of the window;
- It might be that the kid just got overwhelmed by the new situation of being on that plane, remember plane flights are not that easy for us as adults as well considering you are seated in one place all that time.
- As parents it is our duty to prepare for the short/long distance flight, we can prepare with loads of books/toys and food to keep the lo engaged. Simply because my kid chose that one moment to cry his lungs out does not imply that I did not do my homework.
- I know it is rather easy for you to roll your eyes and give a smirky look wearing your cool outfits and nicely styled hair at the parent making vain efforts to calm her insolent little baby who chose this flight to create a ruckus and spoil your peace and quiet , is having it worse than you could imagine not only with the difficult child but also dealing with vain people who are too immature to ever understand her sincere efforts;
- Know it that being a parent is no mean feat; its a 24 hour hands on job , and those having more kids are probably dead tired , sleep deprived, helpless, clueless and do not forget embarrassed and every type of negative ‘ed’ words that you posses in your English vocabulary
- Well kids are probably many things but what they are not is a ZOMBIE; nor the latest model of that Japanese company Robot
- The reason they usually cry is They
- are hungry
- or Scared
As for me I am madly trying to read as many ‘how to have a sane flight with kids manuals’ I can get my hands on. Not to forget my plans to sit with my kid strapped to my armchair every once in a while. The hours will keep increasing depending on the expertise reached. Also furiously trying to find the ‘behave yourself’ switch, lest its hidden somewhere discreet. As for my readers sincerely hoping you have that calm and quiet flight you seriously deserve!