Anyone who has travelled with babies or small children will know just how stressful it can be – first, there’s the pre-flight worry over tears and how fellow passengers will react, and then there’s the actual flight itself!
Given how many horror stories are out there, documenting families’ bad experiences while travelling with little ones, parents all over the world have started preparing for potential on-board meltdowns well in advance of travelling.
One strategy that has proven popular – and successful – in recent times is the ‘care pack’, and it certainly worked well for 18-month-old twins Ashley and Abby recently.
A fan of the Love What Matters Facebook page took to the site this week to share a photo of a care pack they received on a flight to Florida, as a peace-offering from the tots!
“Before the flight took off, the parents passed around these goodie bags to the other passengers around them. Such a thoughtful, simple act of kindness that I am so happy to have experienced,” wrote the passenger, named Christina.
The package contained a note which read: “Hello! Our names are Ashley & Abby. We’re twins, we just turned 18 months, and this is our first time on an airplane! We are heading to FL to see Grandma & Grandpa, and Mommy & Daddy said something about a mouse. We’ll try to keep our cool, but in case we decide to get crazy, we’ve provided a sweet treat and some earplugs for your enjoyment. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy your flight!”
Now, just who could bear any bad feeling towards two such adorable tots?!