Any parent that has ever flown knows how tiring & stressful it can be. On my most recent business flight I engaged with the 2 year old, we looked at colors and letters in the magazine, counted pretzels, made flowers out of napkins. The mom got to read a magazine and just relax. For 45 minutes of her day, she got to be an adult. The guy in the seat in front of her didn't have to endure the seat kicking of a constrained 2 year old and the little girl and I had quite a good time. So want to be kind? Give a mom a break!