Not surprisingly somehow, we ended up sitting across from the parents and the little girl in the aeroplane. Although many people dread finding themselves next to a baby in an aeroplane, I quite welcome the distraction, given that I love children and flying makes me long for the ground more than anything else I can think of.
At first everything was fine. Blondie sat with her Father and stared around at all the unfamiliar things in an aeroplane and the kind faces around her. It was when the engines started, that she panicked and started screaming and squirming. Whether you are a parent or not, you can imagine the parents’ horror at causing this disturbance in the whole plane.