Being on an airplane with a crying baby can be a struggle, but it's certainly not as challenging as being the mother of that crying baby in that moment. Listening to a baby cry a few rows behind you is nothing compared to holding and desperately attempting to soothe that baby while simultaneously internalizing the annoyance of every passenger around you. So, perhaps we should give these moms a break when it comes to rolling our eyes at them when they can't control a literal baby's cries.
A mom recently endured having a specific person greet her with hostility when she boarded her flight with her toddler. This person was a man, if you can believe. After the incident, the woman posted to the Facebook Page Momstrosity with an open letter to the man in question. Her post laid out why his behavior was immature and unnecessary, and politely pointed out how he and all people could do better.