Kids Create Consternation

February 19, 2014

in Baby & Kid Stories

I really love kids – most of the time.

We were flying from Brussels to New York last March. First of all, our plane was 40 minutes late because we had to wait for a large group of people coming from Paris. So we were sitting there in the plane waiting for that group.

The seats in the row behind us remained empty until the last members of a group from Paris, a family with 5 children (from 0 to around 10 years old), took them.

Before takeoff the boy (~6 years old) started kicking the back of my seat with his feet. His father wouldn’t say anything until I turned around and asked him to do something about his kid. The father told me to tell his son to stop kicking my seat…???

Then, the baby started to scream for over an hour. The older kids were screaming and fighting all of the time.

One hour before landing we got in heavy turbulence which made the boy who kicked my seat throw up. He sat there in his vomit and neither his mother nor the flight attendant did anything to help him or clean up the mess. His mum just sat there and buried her face in her hands. Just when we thought the crying was over after 20 minutes, he threw up again.

Thank God we didn’t fly during the night!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather February 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Things like this are not the kids' fault… but the parents. You say you like kids… most of the time. I think you should say… I like adults who happen to be parents… most of the time.


mrsjamiecbaker February 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I agree with Heather on this one! I have an eight year old, and I guarantee he'd be a total terror if my husband and I weren't on his back as much as we are. Some parents really need to step it up and keep their children in line.


Julia February 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

Yes, I agree with you. That's why I was disturbed that the father told me to tell his son to stop kicking my seat. I think the baby maybe had troubles with the ears because of the pressure or something like that. And I really couldn't understand why neither the mother nor the flight attendant did anything to help the vomiting kid. At least the flight attendant could have brought towels etc.
Maybe I didn't make that clear enough since I am not an English native speaker.


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