Is Handing Out Goody Bags on a Plane a Good Idea?
The parents who did this meant well. They were just trying to be considerate of those around them. Was it a good idea? I am sure the parents who gave out the goody bags don’t regret what they did. How would you handle that situation?
This incident went viral and of course parenting shame followed. Nobody is perfect. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. We learn as we go along.Whether it was a good idea or not depends on what you think. The important thing is to not parent shame. Every parent handles things different. Just because you wouldn’t do it doesn’t mean you should criticize these parents.
Read through this and tell us what you think!
The kind act of two first-time parents went viral this week after they handed out goody bags to fellow passengers on a flight, apologizing in advance for any disturbance their baby might cause.
That’s sweet. It’s thoughtful. It’s also wrong.
Babies are babies, and sometimes they cry. Everyone needs to just accept that reality and get over it.
No offense to these new parents, who are almost certainly lovely people. They did a nice thing and made people smile. But they’re part of a dangerous trend: People apologizing, or being made to feel they should apologize, for having children.