Let's be honest, flying with kids is often a less than pleasant task. Sure family vacations are great, but getting there with the kids and the luggage and the car seats in tow can have you wondering if it's all worth it. These hilarious tweets perfectly capture all the struggles that come with flying with kids.
When you need to book some "me time" on the flight...
Flying to Orlando with the kids today. Paid extra to sit towards the front of the plane. Hope the people sitting next to Isaiah and Samuel in 36 D and E like kids.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) August 25, 2019
Flying solo with the kids back to STL. If you’re on my flight and hear them, please send alcohol in the direction of their screams.
— Molly Bozak (@MollyBozak) August 6, 2019
When the kids decide a flight is a good time for a new science experiment...
Ever dropped a tic tac into a bottle of Diet Coke? I would advise against doing it mid flight 😬🙄#flyingwithkids
— Secret Vent 💕 (@Secret_Vent) July 21, 2019
When all your packing revolves around keeping the kids happy...
Backpack contents for plane trip:
- enough food and drinks for my kids to eat for a month
- 1 water for my wife and I to share
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) October 17, 2014
When you're already dreading other passengers' reactions...
Off 2 vacay for a couple days w/ the fam. Apologizing in advance 2 the nice folks sitting in front of my kids on the plane. I'm so so sorry.
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) August 20, 2012
When you're trying to keep the kids entertained and keep it together in public...
Flying with your kids is 90% iPads and 10% whisper-yelling at them so as not to reveal your screaming parenting style in public
— Kate Spencer (@katespencer) July 17, 2016
When flying with the kids is the ultimate test of your patience as a human being...
The definition of shit show is flying with two kids seven suitcases, two car seats, a stroller, and a dog… It will be my next saw trap, mark my words.
— Darren_Bousman (@darren_bousman) June 9, 2019
When you add a budget airlines into the mix...
You guys. Tomorrow I’m flying. On Spirit. With 3 kids. No wife. One of the kids is a baby. On Spirit. It’s not a direct flight. Our “layover” lasts 36 minutes & involves a plane change. On Spirit. You guys.
— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) May 8, 2019
When your kids unleash their mood swings...
Kids can’t make up their minds.
This baby has been equal parts laughing and crying (both done very loudly and with disregard to everyone else) since we started flying.
It’s been 9 hours!
— Moe (@Mochievous) February 21, 2019
When you remember you need more solo trips...
I always say I want to travel more.
After today, flying cross country, w/a 2 hour layover, with my husband, 14yr son, and 10yr daughter, I'm gonna start saying:
— Kelly Garcia (@sixkidsdone) September 19, 2019
When the kids say the exact wrong thing at the wrong time...
My mom will throw my kid's stuffed puppy at her and yell, "Puppy bomb!"
So I'm at the airport with my kid and she throws puppy at me and yells, "Puppy bomb!"
— Stephanie Fantastic (@StphanieTheBest) September 25, 2019
When you just can't deal anymore...
On a flight I once asked the flight attendant to switch my seat as I was sitting next to a screaming baby.
Apparently you're not allowed to do that if it's your own baby.#parenting
— Jack's Dad (@DaddingAround) April 8, 2018
Need some tips for making flying with kids easier? Try these!