PHOENIX - Flying with toddlers or babies is rarely fun.
As a parent, you never know what’s going to happen.
One Valley mom knew it wasn’t going to be easy, not only for herself, but for those around her.
So she boarded the plane prepared.
“What if he’s that kid screaming on the plane the whole time?” Ronnie Haskell-Johnson asked.
That’s what the new mom was worrying about as she booked a flight with 6-month-old son Nathan.
So she thought up a crafty way to warn the passengers who had to sit next to her and her little one.
“Everybody had two pieces of gum, Double Bubble,” Haskell-Johnson said. “There was a Kit Kat, little Kisses from Nathan, some mints and of course ear plugs.”
Each bag came with a little note that read, “Hello, my name is Nathan, I am 6 months, this is my very first flight and I’m very excited, but my parents on the other hand are very, very nervous.”
When Haskell-Johnson got on the plane and handed out the bags she told them, “He is teething and if he cries or screams, I’m really sorry and I hope this helps.”
It was a hit! Haskell-Johnson said flight attendants took pictures and everyone said they had never seen anything like it before.
And in the end it turned out she didn’t even need the gifts.
“He was actually such a good baby that at the end everybody kept saying, ‘do you want the goody bags back?’”
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