SEARCH BLOG: FAMILY
Just arrived back in the Detroit area. Four of us traveled on AirTran and decided to upgrade to their "first class" or whatever the seats are that actually fit. Then we discovered that a young mother and her slightly less than two year old were in the row in front of us. No big deal; we had three boys of our own and traveled a lot with them.
The little girl smiled and laughed and was in a pleasant mood. Then the cacophony began. Her mother had a DVD player with some Muppets entertainment. Fine, put on the headphones. What, no head phones? What, no way to turn the volume down? The Muppets are screeching; the little girl is screeching; the mother is screeching loudest of all. Two hours of screeching from Orlando!
Thank God for earplugs.I actually felt sorry for the little girl.
We used to read quietly to our sons when we traveled. They interacted with books and with us, not a screen. They got to turn the pages and point to the characters in the books and say their names. They didn't screech; the books didn't screech; we didn't screech... and the rest of the passengers enjoyed their flight.DVDs are certainly a change. In this case, I'm not sure it is a change for the better.