So here lies part of my problem I get that some people don’t like kids and I get that crying babies can be annoying, I even get that some parents really shouldn’t be parents. But MOST parents actually find their child’s crying annoying as well and try to do to the best of their abilities to stop said crying, but sometimes babies just want to cry. I’ve actually been blessed with a very well mannered child and to be honest I take him everywhere, but I don’t honestly think that just because he’s well behaved is the reason I take him places. I take him because he’s my son and well that is that really. I don’t think that mothers with small children should be sheltered or secluded for doing or being able to go certain places just because they have children. As far as I’m concerned if you don’t want to be around it than you should have to be the one to avoid it not the other way around. Children are the new generation and it goes without saying how vital they are.
I took my son for his first plane ride the end of November, we flew from Atlanta to Syracuse. He was very good, I honestly couldn’t have asked for better. Even if he had of cried I wouldn’t have cared and I don’t mean that in the sense that you would think. I would have done everything in my power to make him happy of course but if nothing worked I wouldn’t feel embarrassed or really even cared how if effected everyone else. It is what it is, sometimes babies cry. I’ve never been one to care much about offending other people, which is why I’ve never had a problem breastfeeding in public. If you don’t like it go somewhere else or suck it up.
Getting back to the topic at hand I really feel for this poor mother and her child. I can’t even begin to imagine what was running through her head. The racial slur alone would have been enough to set me off. If some man called my son the ‘N word’ I would lose my shit. Once he laid his hand on my child, although I doubt it would ever get that far, I’d be all over him. The article says that some of the passengers helped but it doesn’t say someone beat the hell out of him, which in my opinion is what should have happened. I’m really outraged that someone would ever do that to a child. It happened over a year ago here in Atlanta to a woman and her child that were in Walmart and the same sort of scenario went down where the man said “if you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you.” The mother processed to get away from him but met him again in another aisle where he grabbed the baby and slapped the baby across the face four or five times and said “See, I told you I would shut her up.” This man however did face felony charges for cruelty to children, which is obviously rightly so.
I’ve already stated how I feel about unwanted advice in one of my previous blogs but this takes it to a whole other level. I think as a parent our instinct to protect our children is so strong, even more so if your a mother. A mother and her child have a bond like no other and I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be the one receiving the wrath from coming between a mother and her child. It’s not something you can even really understand until you have your own children and it’s something you take for granted as a child with your own parents. I would do anything for my son and I know if anyone ever were to try and get to my child there would be blood. So people beware, don’t mess with this ‘Mama Bear.’