Dear harried mom on the Continental flight to Jersey,
I have been there. I could see the despair in your face as you shushed and hushed your little one. I could sense your desperation as you gently rocked that baby back and forth and back and forth as one traveler after another shot you dirty looks. If I had an extra binkie, it would have been yours, my girl. Flying with kids (especially babies) is an act of courage.
Good for you for shutting the meanies out and focusing on your baby.
Please know that although I was traveling without my kids (for once), I was sitting 2 rows behind you, feeling every bit of your discomfort. Although silly, I was sitting back, behind you, sending you positive thoughts and prayers.
Because, I have been there.
You needed them.
Here's hoping your return flight was better and peaceful!
From one harried mom to another,
PS When that rude businessman rolled his eyes and made a comment about you and your baby behind your back (but really loud enough for you to hear)? Good for you for taking the high road.
I would have told him to stick it.