Ryan Reynolds Is Just Like Us and Knows the Struggle of Flying With Kids
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I remember the first time I flew with my kids. We got a lot of long looks as we sat waiting in the gate, and when we walked onto the plane I felt everyone’s eyes, willing us to sit anywhere but near them. When my daughter started to cry as the plane taxied down the runway, I started sweating so profusely that I became dehydrated. Even though she quickly stopped crying, it took me the entire flight to recover from the stress of those annoyed stares.
Ryan Reynolds knows my pain. On a recent visit to Good Morning America, the actor cemented his place in my heart.Â â€œIâ€™ve always had empathy for parents especially like [during] flying,â€ he said. â€œBefore I had kids, I was always like, â€˜God, thatâ€™s hard.â€™ You can see (the parents are) sweating and theyâ€™re nervous because their kids are yelling and everyoneâ€™s mad at them.â€ Why have I never been seated near Ryan Reynolds during a flight? Or ever? Life is so unfair.
Reynolds went on to share that he actually avoids flying with his two daughters James and Ines, ages two and six months, whenever possible. â€œI would rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane with my two children. At two years old, they just have to rip all their clothes off and introduce themselves to everyone on the plane.â€
This isn’t the first time Ryan has shared his feelings about flying with his daughters. In August of last year he tweeted, “No matter which kids book I read to my screaming baby on an airplane, the moral of the story is always something about a vasectomy.”
Ryan, I would be happy to sit by you on a plane and help you with your naked children. Call me.