Today I want to put out a challenge to travelers everywhere: be kind to parents with young children.
The stresses of travel are only amplified when little ones are in tow. Not only do these poor souls have to wrangle their way through airports, train stations, and travel plazas, they have to keep a close eye on their children, who seek freedom and independence at every possible moment.
Be patient. Let them take their time. Pay them small courtesies. Help where you can. Let them cut you in line or give them your seats.
For those of us who are parents, we've been there. For those of us who are not yet parents, you soon will be. Show your humanity and do all you can to ease their traveling burdens.