to be annoyed with child kicking my seat for seven hours on plane?
Jonnyfan · 15/04/2011 21:16
Just returned from Dubai. On flight a young child persisted in kicking/pushing feet into the back of my seat for much of the first couple of hours. Eventually politely asked mother, who was seated beside him, if she could try to stop him. She was most put out and replied that it was a long flight and difficult with children, (she had two other adults with her as well as two boys). She then moved him so that he was behind my DH, who then had severel hours of the same before politely commenting that it was very irritating behaviour. Mohter gave me the evils through the disembark/baggage reclaim. I travelled extensively with my children from four months onward and never felt that others should be made uncomfortable by them
Hardandsleazy · 15/04/2011 21:18
yanbu - I know its difficult travelling with children (dd travelled a lot and I dont pretend she wouldnt dearly love a game of kick seat if given the chance). I do sympathise a little bit with mother as its awful when people say stuff re kids and your travelling and it does make things awkward but in this case it was not on (as opposed to the hungover man on the eurostar who complained that could hear my daughter tapping on an iphone..and I mean tapping not other noise).
GiselleS · 15/04/2011 21:22
No, YANBU. I travelled when young and was taught by my parents to behave. They said if I wanted to be treated like an adult and go on lovely trips abroad then I had to act like one. I was only 3 when I went and a long haul flight and would never have dared to do that.
Some parents need to teach their children that they are not the centre of everyone else's universe!
thederkinsdame · 15/04/2011 21:23
Nope, I had this once on a ten hour night flight. The parents told me it was my fault as I was sitting by the emergency exit and had "loads of room" He was about 10 so I told the parents that if they didn't stop him I'd swap places with the people in the row behind them
tulpe · 15/04/2011 21:46
YANBU and jellybeans has the perfect solution
I had this on a flight recently. I asked the mother to stop the child from doing it. She leaned in to her DD and said in a really sickly sweet voice "darling, please do stop. The lady doesn't like it" to which her DD shouted at full volume "no. Tough". Mother just shrugged her f*cking shoulders in response!
We have flown regularly with our DCs since they were tiny. I always ask them to be careful of the seat in front - even if they are just taking something from the bag they have stowed beneath it, it is sooooo annoying to have your chair constantly bumped and kicked.
PonceyMcPonce · 15/04/2011 21:48
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