In case you can’t read the text, the note in the bag of candy says: Hello! We’re twin baby boys on our first flight & we’re only 14 weeks old. We’ll try to be on our best behavior but we’d like to apologize in advance just in case we lose our cool, get scared or our ears hurt. Our mom & dad (AKA our portable milk machine & our diaper changer) have ear plugs available if you need them. We are all sitting in 20E & 20F if you want to come by to get a pair. We hope you have a great flight!
Whoooeeee! Other than parents of the year, these folks should get educator of the year. How to head conflict off before it raises its head, how to inform & educate under duress, they’ve done it all beautifully.
Note their strategic use of humour to prevent conflict.
Note their awareness of managing stress & being proactive.
Note their appeal to our base selves (candy anyone?!).
There’s a Greek saying that goes ‘a hungry belly has no ears’ – these parents know it & more. Amen!
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