Mommy’s Ready To Rumble

December 24, 2007

in Baby & Kid Stories

This isn’t my personal story, but one that my sister told me after she flew from NYC to Pittsburgh. Two rows behind her on the plane was a mother, father, and their young toddler-aged daughter. The daughter misbehaved terribly. She would sing out loud, kick the seat, toss crayons into the aisles, and pretty much just do whatever she wanted. Luckily, the flight wasn’t long, because the mother and father never said anything to encourage the child to stop misbehaving. When the flight did land, a woman sitting in front of the parents and child turned and said, “You should know that your child is one of the most worst behaved children I have ever seen,” and proceeded up the aisle to disembark. The next thing you know, the mother flies out of her seat and literally runs up the aisle after the woman. The child asks her father, “Where did mommy go?” He tells her, “Mommy’s going to kick some ass.”

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheila July 23, 2008 at 11:55 am

And if I were that woman I would have kicked the Mom's ass.


zebra April 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

Lovely example, poor child.


Liz April 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

Gosh, and you wonder where they get it??


Whiney kid April 2, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Sheila you need your ass kicked…watch whipping ass sometimes your the one on the getting your ass whipped side of the fight. On that note…sounds like it might have been your type of people Shelia


Robin February 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

What??! You don't make any sense.


Diablo August 18, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Translation I think? : Sheila you need your butt kicked, sometimes your the one getting your butt whipped in the fight, this fight would be the same way. On that note, they sound like your kind of people Sheila. ???.. Err, no they don't. Whiny, spell your name right, deflate your ego, then come back. Take a few classes on English too, ok kid?


Collin April 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm

It was a short flight? Not short enough to stop an ass whipping bitch!


Jenni April 2, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Some people just don't take constructive criticism well.


Sarah April 3, 2009 at 12:42 am

I agree that parents should control their children while in public. However, I've noticed that the common denominator in a lot of these stories is someone commenting to the parents AFTER the flight is over. Why are we so afraid to say something when the behavior occurs, when it could potentially save us from a horrible in-flight experience. Saying it after, while a good release of pent up stress doesn't quite do anything to remedy the situation. I, too, am guilty of this. I just wonder why we all feel so bad for asking people to be polite and considerate of others around them.


Katie April 3, 2009 at 10:42 am

sarah- I think it's best for everyone if people keep their mouths shut until the end of the flight so if there is a fight or argument to ensue it can be handled alot better. And also if you get off the plane quick enough there is little confrontation.


Vic April 5, 2009 at 4:36 am

Katie–I disagree. Waiting until everyone deplanes, making a sniping, on-the-fly comment, then hurrying away before the accused can even respond is cowardly. If one of your kids does something wrong, don't you correct the behavior on the spot rather than waiting a few hours? Same concept.

Politely confront the person as soon as the problem behavior manifests. If that doesn't work, call the stewardess. If things escalate, like in the case of this story, then the problem parent can spend the rest of the flight in handcuffs sitting next to the air marshall.


SamH April 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Look, sonny…mommy is about to have her ass thrown in jail for air rage!! Maybe your foster parents won't be asshole like your mommy.


Deanna April 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I think that making a comment while the event is happening is best….but also have the FA nearby, to be safe. That way, you have a witness to the fact that your request was politely given. But then if no recourse is offered, you then have to put up & shut up. A lot of these comments seem to be from people who don't have kids, and don't say anything until it's too late.

Parents need to know when they are misbehaving. And….it is the parents' misbehavior, when the kids do something wrong. However, it is not wrong to have kids under 6 whine or cry or fuss or kick. That is what kids will do. I have seen parents work frantically to try to control their kid's behavior, with little or no success, trying snacks and toys and all the other tricks. So pity the poor parents, and feel happy you are not responsible. I think a parent can stop kicking, by shifting the child's sitting or lying position. So some kicking can almost be expected…and then be expected to stop. What the parents can control is: do not talk to the stranger, keep the child clean, do not move in to he stranger's space….and that's about it.

I guess I find it inexcusable that a parent would defend their child against anything….even if the behavior is bad. And very poor behavior for a person to complain about a crying baby, even when it is obvious the parents are trying very hard.


devon April 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

nice example for the mom to set & for the dad to use the ass word??? yay, that poor kid is gonna have a great life


Sarah April 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Wow. There's only one word for that family's behaviour, "disgusting". I sincerely hope the mother got arrested. What a trashy family.


voni April 19, 2009 at 5:01 am

woah… crazy people out ther arnt ther? poor kid, hes gonna turn ot really bad with parents like that


no body June 4, 2014 at 7:06 am


really? that happened



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