There was a story this week that made national news about a women who was kicked off a plane due to an unruly toddler. The story brought out two sides of me. The traveler (for business and pleasure) shudders whenever there is a small child seated by me since I know how terrible they can be when confined on an airplane. The mother in me takes pity on her and can’t believe that the airlines would actual remove a mother and her child from the plane. I do have to ask myself, didn’t anyone do anything to try and help out the situation before it escalated to that point? Anyone who has ever traveled with children knows how stressful it can be. There have been a few times in my life where I’ve been in similar situations and the kindness of those around me have made a stressful situation a little easier to handle.