I have no problem with young children, certainly not. On the contrary, few things make me feel better than the sound of a baby laughing, giggling, or babbling adorably. But yes, we all have to admit it isn’t all peaches and cream: when they’re not so happy, children can transform into mini nightmares. This becomes especially true if this experience befalls you while you’re traveling, especially on an airplane where you most certainly don’t want to exit before the designated time.
I’m not going to sugar coat it: crying children on airplanes can make me temporarily hate my life. Naturally, most people try to bear it anyway, as it is simply not their fault – they’re just babies after all. But for anyone who needs a reminder or clarification, here are two parents that came to the rescue. They prepared a small ziplock bag which they then had their little cutie distribute to the passengers seated closest to them.
Along with some goodies passengers could enjoy during the trip, they also provided ear plugs. What a brilliant idea for all parents who will be traveling with young children on the usual full planes, trains, or buses that we find during the holiday season.
So pass this clever idea on to all the parents you know!
Since being posted on Reddit, this note has been hailed by thousands, and it’s not hard to see why. As the person who posted the picture says: “A baby just handed me this on my flight. I ain’t mad.”
I think this family handled the situation absolutely wonderfully and with a lot of creativity. It’s a great lesson to show that in every potentially difficult situation is a clever and peaceful solution!