Air Travel with N – nice people exist

Air travel has to rate as one of the most traumatic experiences for parents ( and baby too). It is a surefire recipe for disaster – enclosed space, no distractions, same scenery = wild cranky baby! At such times, it is so nice to actually meet co-passengers who are not shooting you arrows of disgust.

Today it was this youngish man, travelling to Seattle for work – N was howling her head off, but the guy was actually smiling at her – wow! I said to myself, either this guy has kids, or he is a really really nice guy. Then there was the good looking chap who was sitting next to us on our flight to Phoenix – this guy even played with N while she was sitting on my lap! Last, but not the least, the elderly Korean lady ( grandmom really) who came over and hummed lullabies to N on the flight back from India. She kept calling N “Harmoniga” – I can only assume it means something ( baby?) in Korean. But I was so touched by her kindness – walking over to talk and soothe somebody else’s cranky baby? Not everybody will do it – but Hey! Nice people do exist.


4 thoughts on “Air Travel with N – nice people exist

  1. ~nm May 28, 2008 / 8:00 am

    And it feels so good when others also adore your kids!

    Niceness does exist even if scarcely! 🙂

  2. Swati May 28, 2008 / 9:21 am

    Had very similiar experience during my last air travel 🙂

  3. ~nm June 2, 2008 / 4:38 am

    Happy birthday!

  4. Shahana June 6, 2008 / 6:40 am

    You are right – nice people do exist.
    And then there are the likes of me who get equally cranky around cranky babies 🙂

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