Mama Diaries

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mamas to the Rescue

Here's the last story from our little vacation that I'm going to share.

We were sitting in a hot plane on the tarmac waiting for clearance to take off from Atlanta.  Because of severe thunderstorms, we weren't allowed to move.  We sat there for an hour.  Of course everyone on board was getting antsy, including a two-year-old little girl.

She was having a full-blown tantrum.  And it went on and on and on!  The parents were completely flustered.  The other passengers were grumbling.  The flight attendant came over to try to pacify the kid.  No luck.

I knew that I had to put on my Super Mama cape and come to the rescue.  Diversion was what that kid needed.  I rummaged through my purse.  I found keys, a tiny bouncy ball, a few pens, and some sticks of gum.  Not quite what a two-year-old needed.  I quickly scanned the surrounding area and noticed a young mom with a diaper bag.   Hooked onto the bag was a toy zebra.  I looked at the mom.  She looked at me. And we both grinned.  She unhooked that thing and gave it to me.  Then I marched up to the screaming kid and dangled the zebra in front of her.

"Look what I have," I said.

She immediately stopped screaming. 

I gave her one of my most charming smiles.  "Would you like to play with it?"

She gave me one of her most charming smiles.

So I handed her the zebra.

Silence!

The passengers gave me a round of applause and I sat back down.

Mission accomplished! 

32 comments:

  1. Oh, I think that's so sweet! I'd be giving a round of applause too if I were to witness something like that.

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  2. What a wonderful vacation you have had, loved this story as with all the rest.

    Yvonne.

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    1. It was a really nice vacation - much needed!

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  3. LOL look at you, to the rescue

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! :0)

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  5. Smart mom! I'm always amazed at how many parents can't cope with their kids' tantrums. Traveling with a young child is always an adventure. Bravo for your quick thinking, Sherry.

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    1. I guess it comes with experience. I always have a little bouncy ball in my purse to entertain kids. You wouldn't believe how many times I've had to pull it out in car repair shops!

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  6. Whoohoo! Did it get you an upgrade to first class?

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  7. Wonderful! I'm so proud of you. Exactly what I hope I would have done. I'm never complain when children cry on a plane because I flew so much with my kids.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm absolutely positive you would have created some kind of diversion for that kid, because you're a super awesome mom!

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  8. More proof that you're superhuman, just like all moms! ;)

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    1. It's amazing the super powers we moms have!

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  9. You really are a super mom, Sherry. Good thing you were dressed for the occasion with your Super Mom Cape.

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    1. I have my Super Mom Cape wherever I go!

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  10. I would have clapped, too. :) Kudos, Super Mom!

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