Would you share your opinion of Beasley’s viral video? Some chimed in quickly.
As you can imagine, Bealey’s video quickly went viral with nearly 3 million reactions and more than 30,000 comments. The video sparked quite a controversy — with parents, concerned adults, and opinionated people wanting to chime in.
“I have ultra sensitive, very good hearing. Getting strong headache if it’s too loud. I pray for kidsfree flights.”
“As a parent who’s baby has screamed like this on a flight before, I promise it ain’t fun for us either. I felt awful for everyone”
“as a person on a spectrum I would have a huge meltdown in this situation…. why there’s no kids free flights yet?!🥺”
“It’s so hard I definitely feel bad for the passengers but I also feel bad for the parents. Their anxiety must be through the roof 😔”
“oof. I empathize with the parents but good grief, you’d think they’d have maybe prepared something to keep the kid calm on a journey that long”
“and I can’t bring my cat because she weights 1 more kilogram than what they want her to weight”
My own experience of flying with a screaming toddler
Many parents sympathize with those traveling with little ones because, well — we’ve all been there. It doesn’t always matter how prepared you are with food, drinks, and toys. And, your child may choose this inopportune time to refuse to take a nap.
My family flew to Indiana for a family funeral. Our boys were ages 5 and 1. My husband got to hang with our 5-year-old, and I cuddled our 1-year-old. We did pack snacks, drinks, toys, and anything he could possibly want. He was simply uncomfortable and wanted everyone to know it. Both flights, there and back, were terrible. He cried a good portion of the flight there. And, the flight back was even worse. After trying everything I knew to do, I just held him. And, I prayed.
And, he cried. For the entire flight, he belted wails that would impress trained opera singers. Then, about 10 minutes before landing, he gave into sleep. Those 10 minutes were simply a gift.
We landed, and he woke up. Those around me gave me sympathetic, knowing looks. Thankfully, no one was unkind. But, we were all frustrated. I apologized as we got off the flight.
Parents, we know you’re doing your best. And everyone else on the flight, thanks for your patience with the littles.