Although I have no children of my own, I have traveled with my nieces to far-off places. Things occurred. One time, as I tried to keep an eye on my sister’s 2-year-old in the airport lobby, the child trained her eye on another traveler’s sleeve of french fries. Fixating on the prize, her heart slowed to just a few beats-per-minute as she shifted into predator mode and moved forward. I attempted to block her path, all the while claiming I had no experience with this sort of thing to the embarrassed frie-eater.
If I had known of Mom Most Traveled, I could have picked up some tips on keeping the kid occupied before things degenerated into unpleasantness.