Yesterday I was reading an article on Yahoo! (don’t judge me, I also read the Washington Post… lol) about a restaurant that has changed their policy so that children under 6 are not allowed to dine at their eatery. That didn’t really bother me, but one of the comments did. It said something like, “Well I’m not going to read this article, but I agree with it and say we should ban infants from movie theaters, and all small children from airplanes.” I don’t really care about the movie theater thing, although I have taken the occasional trip to the movie theater with an infant, and timed it so they slept through the whole thing (score!). But the comment about the airplane made my blood boil.
As a parent, there are a few things I do dread about traveling with my children. I’m just being honest here. The single most dreadful experience for me up until now has been what I like to call, “the walk of shame,” when we go to our assigned gate. No, not that walk of shame… Those of you with small children who have flown know what I am talking about. You walk up to the gate, several of the other passengers take one look at you, roll their eyes, sigh, and dismiss the chances of having a peaceful flight. They give you dirty looks, and make rude remarks under their breath.