Overheard on the plane this week: I am in row 15 and there is the cutest most precious 4-5 month old baby girl behind me in row 16. Key point….she is sleeping as we are making our approach!
The mother of the baby is traveling with her mother so there are is a grandmother along to dote on this darling baby. The mother of the baby says to her mother…”we need to wake her up now!!!” “Mom, please wake her up as we need to feed her NOW!” At this point the mother takes out a whisk of some sort to put into the breast milk…do you have to mix with a whisk now?
So…of course they wake up the baby who starts to cry, but just a bit…and then the grandmother starts to feed the baby the bottle. The mother is saying, “Mom, just make her eat”. Now it is really bumpy as we are getting ready to land and I was wishing I had a bottle to calm me too!
The baby seems to be quietly eating, but then must have stopped eating as now the mother of the baby takes the baby from the grandmother and starts to try to give her daughter the bottle. She starts talking to the baby saying, “ please keep eating so your ears will stay clear” followed by “Mommy is going to drink the bottle, so you can see me keeping my ears clear too”. “If you keep sucking your ears will be pain free”.
Everything seems to be going well…although we still have not landed, when the mother says “I am going to force feed you to keep your ears clear!” Uh…oh I am thinking, I know where this may be going. But it seems so far, so good.
Just as we are about to touch down I hear this gurgling noise from behind me and then the mother saying, “Oh dear she is spitting up!!” Really, are you shocked??
But…I must say, the baby was quiet and content…who knows, I would have never awakened that sweet baby girl, but then again, I still believe, “never wake a sleeping baby”, even on an airplane.