Anyone with kids knows how refreshing and relaxing it can be to travel without them. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love vacationing and exploring new places with our little ones, but we’ve all been frazzled and tired after a plane ride with screaming kids. While we can all relate to the struggles of traveling with kids, it’s hard not to get irritated by the sounds of restless babies and stressed out parents on a crowded flight.
Kesha Bernard was pretty excited to take a vacation without her two kids in tow. However, during the flight, she still ended up with an infant on her lap. Why? Well, according to her words, she’s just a “decent person being”.
“Here I am on vacation away from my kids (who I absolutely love to death but sometimes you need a break from toddlers) and Im flying with an infant on my lap.” Kesha wrote in a Facebook post explaining her interesting flight.
“And as a mom of a 3 year old and 4 year old I KNOW this. And I also know that toddlers can be a**holes......so first let me just tell you what happened.” she said. Kesha went on to explain how she got stuck in a middle seat on a very crowded flight. Not too soon into the flight, a baby started crying. Being an experienced mama, Kesha said she was able to “tune it out”.
“Everyone around me starts huffing and puffing and mumbling. Then......I hear 2 kids crying (holy s!#$ right?)this lady has her toddler having a full blown melt down over her seatbelt being on (toddlers are dramatic thats nothing new) No problem.....I have mom powers and totally ignore it.” Kesha says. However, she then realizes that there’s some things taking place that she truly can’t ignore.
A woman on the plane began to complain about the crying children, and even grabbed the screaming child’s leg at one point. Then, Kesha realized that the flight attendant wasn’t helping out the distressed mom of three (who was all alone). After listening to a few more strangers complain about the mom’s struggles with her upset children, Kesha began to grow angry.
“You guys....this is a full plane....and I sat here for 15 mins waiting on someone closer to this woman to offer her help...because im surrounded by caring adults, right? (Wrong) I turn around to see people mumbling and staring at this mother with her THREE kids ALONE....A screaming toddler / crying baby/ and a very well behaved older child.”
Kesha decided to step in and help the mother, who she described as completely calm, despite everything that was happening.
“SO....being a decent human being I couldn't take letting this mother drown back there....(and let me tell you she was being so freaking calm you guys....like i would have already been crying but she was doing so good) I get up out of my seat go a few rows back and go ask her if she needs help.”
As soon as the words escaped Kesha’s lips, the overwhelmed mama placed the baby in Kesha’s open arms. Clearly relieved that one kind person came to her aid, the mother was grateful to have a moment of peace. Surprisingly enough, the baby fell asleep in Kesha’s lap not too long after she returned to her seat.
“My point???? Be nice and considerate. If someone needs help for God's sake HELP THEM. Complaining and mumbling doesnt do a damn thing except make the person that needs help feel worse (words hurt )...How we can ignore a human in distress beyond me. Please be kind. Please be considerate. Help one another...it makes everything easier. I promise you wont die.”
What do you think of Kesha’s story and how she reacted?