Parents give candy to 'sweeten up' relations with plane passengers


Parents of 14-week-old twins gave out candy and a note to ‘sweeten up’ fellow flight passengers in case their boys cried. Photo via Reddit user gigatomachy

The parents of twin 14-week-old boys were as accommodating as they could be to fellow passengers on a recent flight.

As anyone with a three-month-old baby knows, they can be unpredictable – and loud.  The parents preemptively gave the other passengers a goody bag filled with candy and a note explaining their situation and apologizing in advance if things got a little ‘turbulent’ during their travels.

One of the passengers posted a picture of the goody bag and note on the social networking site Reddit and said, “Brilliant and thoughtful parents handed these out to everyone on my flight.”

The note said:

Hello!  We’re twin baby boys on our first flight and  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 and dad (AKA our portable milk machine and our diaper  changer) have ear plugs available if you need them.  We are all sitting in 20E and 20F if you want to come by to get a pair.  We hope you have a great flight!

The Reddit user gigatomachy that had flown with them said:

The parents were fantastic and the kids were better than would be expected. mom was super nervous and obviously very tired, but still extremely nice to everyone around her. Not a mean or frustrated word from dad either. Saw them meeting his parents at baggage, who were seeing babies for first time, and got a bit teary.

Some think that what the parents did was overkill.  Some have found it unnecessarily apologetic.  And of course there are some people that think babies should never be brought on a plane to begin with.

In any event, it would appear that the two little ones had their 15 minutes of fame in an unusual way.

Source:  Reddit