Control Your Kids: Children Should Not Be Drawing On Airplane Seats and Walls

by Anthony Losanno
Bad Parenting

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It’s inevitable on long trips for children to get bored and need a way to stay occupied. There are many tech options, toys, and even paper for coloring, but a mother decided it was okay for her child to express himself all over the seats on a recent Delta Air Lines flight (and then post it on Instagram).

View from the Wing first pointed out this poor parenting. Children can draw, sure, but get some paper or even napkins from the crew. This is completely unacceptable. What are you teaching your children? It’s not okay to disrespect other people’s property and even if it can be cleaned, why should this be allowed in the first place? Some of the comments are praising her as being a “genius.” I see this as nothing more than lazy parenting. And, no matter how clean she thinks she has gotten it, there will be residue. In her example, the back of the tray table is still green after her cleaning.

Anthony’s Take: When traveling with kids, please bring things to occupy them. These markers would have been fine to use with paper. Writing all over the walls and seats is not acceptable and if there was anything that did not come off, the woman should have been appropriately fined. This is not “genius,” it’s lazy and disrespectful.

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Mike June 11, 2023 - 3:01 pm

FYI these pens do in fact clean off completely, especially from plastic like that. Obviously she wasn’t going to just give it one swipe and be done with it. Don’t get so angry at strangers on the internet, you’ll be far happier!

derek June 11, 2023 - 8:11 pm

I would not let my kid be so out of control and write all over the place. Do they do that at home? If yes, terrible. If no, selfish.

John tewell June 15, 2023 - 3:58 pm

Can you imagine what that woman’s home looks like? Lousy parenting. Make her pay for the damage.


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