This week I’m “liveblogging” my trip to Ukraine. Unlike traditional reports, these posts will be shorter and more frequent.
We’ve seen flight attendants take publicity shots inside overhead bins, but I’m surprised more parents have not tried what I just saw: placing their young child in an overhead bin so the toddler could sleep.
Reckless? Mother Places Three-Year-Old Toddler In Overhead Bin
The Ukraine – Poland border is approaching. People are tired. There are many young children onboard this bus, most of whom have behaved very well thus far. But as the afternoon gives way to night, these children want to sleep and the tiny bus seats onboard this coach are hardly conducive to that goal.
So one mother just took her three-year-old daughter and set her in an overhead bin. Obviously, this is not allowed on flights…or busses either…but the girl is now fast asleep. Rather than just leave her unattended, her mother is standing up in front of the overhead bin, ready to catch her if we hit an unforeseen pothole on the road.
This has been going on for 45 minutes…that’s dedication.
Somehow, this all seems so fitting onboard a 15-hour bus ride in which several seats are broken (the seat next to me cannot stay in an upright position) and the weather outside is foul.
I’m not condoning such behavior (I would not put my own daughter up there), but I’m also more amused than horrified. It is a risk, but it’s not such an obscene risk that I condemn the mother. Try taking your three-year-old on a 15-hour bus trip when she is tired and get back to us.
But maybe I’m wrong. I’m a big proponent of lap infants versus buying separate seats for those under two, which I know has earned me reader rebuke during travels with my family.
What do you make of this incident here? Big deal or no big deal?