Tuesday

"How (Not) to Calm a Child On a Plane"

What do you do when you find yourself stuck on an airplane with a screaming, crying toddler?  You try and distract the kid in a casual, breezy manner... just like all those hip parenting magazines tell you to do. And then something happens that cements this moment in your mind as one of the most disgusting experiences of your (already fairly disgusting) life.

Watch and learn -- so that you may never, ever (EVER) make the same mistake I did.




8 comments:

  1. Not funny!! An airplane is no place for a baby or a small child.

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    1. Can you leave children home alone?

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  2. I couldn't agree more -- next time she'll be shipped via Fedex. Thank you so much for your input!

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  3. The bulkhead is the WORST for toddlers. You can't pin them in as much as if you can block their exit on a normal seat.

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  4. Funny :) and there I thought I'd invented drawing pictures on barf bags...

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  5. Thank you for the levity. We at Positively Mindful Parenting appreciate your humorous perspective on the perils of parenting.

    Annmarie Chereso and Michelle Thompson

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  6. This is so hysterically funny! Is this in written form as well? You are great! I found you when I submitted around the same time as you on BlogHer.
    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie! Actually, it is in written form as well -- this video (actually, this entire series really) sprung out of this essay.....
      http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/how-not-to-calm-a-child-on-a-plane/

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