Anyone who has ever flown on an airplane with children knows how awful it can be to walk down that aisle, kids in tow. The death glares and sighs are reason enough to make any parent not want to fly. Ever. Of course that is not always practical.
The blog Ohdeedoh features an amazing idea -- favor bags prepared ahead of time for every passenger your baby might annoy. It is genius, really. On them, there could be little tags thanking people who sat around you. On the website, the example is: "She may be good, she may be bad, we're sorry if she makes you mad."
Who could possibly be mad after that? The site suggests candies in little bags, but some other awesome ideas for your fellow passengers might include the following:
The fact is, no matter how hard flying is for the fellow passengers, it is 10 times as bad for the parents. No one (trust me) wants to be "those parents." The few times I have flown with my now 4 and 3-year-old have been incredibly stressful and mostly involve me breaking all my normal rules so that they will stay quiet (bribery, anyone?).
I like this idea better!
Would you try this?
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