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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. “I’ve always had empathy for parents especially like [during] flying,” he said. “Before I had kids, I was always like, ‘God, that’s hard.’ You can see (the parents are) sweating and they’re nervous because their kids are yelling and everyone’s mad at them.” 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. “I 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.”

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.