I don't have children due to my highly #blessed lifestyle, but I DO have the utmost respect for anyone who parents responsibly. Kids aren't just small adults, they're people in a completely different stage of development - and consequently can be difficult to manage at times. Travel is famously one of those times.
If you've ever seen a child throw a tantrum at the airport or become too fussy to sleep on a plane, then you know what I'm talking about. Hell, plane travel makes even the most 'together' adults I know stressed. Once flights are booked and bags are packed, navigating the airport alone is an exercise in Not Breaking Into Panicked Tears (at least for me). I can't imagine doing all that with a child or three in tow.
And yet! Whether through courage or sheer necessity, parents bring children on trips, sometimes invoking an additional stressor: other adults being rude as f*ck about it. Who cares if someone's kid is crying? Just be thankful you don't have to deal with it and continue watching 'Casino Royale' or whatever it is you do on planes. One mother recently published an open letter to the rude man who visibly judged her while flying with a child and it's earning lots of attention.
When published on the Facebook page of Momstrosity, it resonated with parents from all over the world.