I'm sure you've heard the saying, "The days are long but the years are short." So true, right? Except some days are positively interminable. When my daughter was small, I often felt like even the days were flying by, but the hours could be oh-so long. Of course, they were the longest in the most inconvenient time. On a plane, at a restaurant, stuck in traffic; kids just have a way of doing the impossible and stopping time in the most inconvenient and inescapable places.
We managed about 20 flights with our daughter before she stopped time and made me worry that they might make an emergency landing in order to get her to stop crying. The stewardess even came over and tried to take her from us, thinking a change of scenery was going to help. Not so, kind stewardess. Not so in the slightest. She screamed like the world was ending for what felt like hours, but was probably only 20 minutes. We tried everything we could to calm her down, but in the end we just had to wait it out and pray that most of the other people on the plane either had already experienced this horror themselves or would someday understand what we were going through.
There's some kind of Murphy's law of babies that states if you really, really need them to avoid experiencing a total meltdown, that's precisely when it's most likely to happen. Here are a few of the most popular spots for babies to do the impossible and stop time, because at least we're all in this together, right?