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Old 06-20-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Are you saying your child plays with no toys? Really?

I got creative. I brought chenille pipe cleaners and we made a zoo full of monsters. I brought new Matchbox cars for him to open and play with. I brought a package of foam shapes from the craft store as well which also kept him occupied for an hour or so. Then we used the pipe cleaners and shapes to make a town for the cars to drive through. I spent the entire trip occupying him. That was my job. Not the job of those around me, not the job of the flight attendants, my job.
That's not at all what I'm saying. If a child has pent up energy, they want to MOVE. Not sit in a seat and twist pipe cleaners. All the entertaining toys in the world won't occupy a child who desperately wants to move.

 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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That's not at all what I'm saying. If a child has pent up energy, they want to MOVE. Not sit in a seat and twist pipe cleaners. All the entertaining toys in the world won't occupy a child who desperately wants to move.
get them a laptop
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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That's not at all what I'm saying. If a child has pent up energy, they want to MOVE. Not sit in a seat and twist pipe cleaners. All the entertaining toys in the world won't occupy a child who desperately wants to move.
Then you WALK them around the galley area as long as it isn't meal time.

Most long haul carriers will book parents with younger kids in the bulkheads so there is room at your feet for the kid to be on the floor playing as an FYI. It also alleviates the seat kicking problem.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I read it, and it makes sense. Now, get back on-topic.
No, actually it doesn't. Are you saying that if I take a nap I'm not being productive and should be babysitting someone's kids instead?
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Then you WALK them around the galley area as long as it isn't meal time.

Most long haul carriers will book parents with younger kids in the bulkheads so there is room at your feet for the kid to be on the floor playing as an FYI. It also alleviates the seat kicking problem.
then, they wouldn't like Southwest lol
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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get them a laptop
With earphones.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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then, they wouldn't like Southwest lol
As far as I'm concerned, anyone who flies Southwest should expect a ton of kids. I flew them once or twice and hated the whole cattle cal check in 24 hours game. No thanks.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, anyone who flies Southwest should expect a ton of kids. I flew them once or twice and hated the whole cattle cal check in 24 hours game. No thanks.
well no kidding. do you really think a mom of 8 can put her kids on a Delta 1st class flight across the country? Maybe family is more important to her??
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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You are a prime example of the problem. Your kids can do no wrong, and the rest of the world needs to deal with it.
I have not mentioned, AT ALL, my parenting style. You are drawing conclusions and I do wonder which of my posts prove me an irresponsible parent or a parent with obnoxious children. But no matter, your opinion does not matter to me. The point of my posts is to encourage tolerance, kindness and understanding.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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I have not mentioned, AT ALL, my parenting style. You are drawing conclusions and I do wonder which of my posts prove me an irresponsible parent or a parent with obnoxious children. But no matter, your opinion does not matter to me. The point of my posts is to encourage tolerance, kindness and understanding.
exactly he's a conclusion jumper to say the least. no spaking for bad kids on an airplane. simple.
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