On this early morning at airport security, I met a mom flying solo with 2 small kids in their PJs. The tired 2-year-old boy began sobbing when security required him to surrender his Batman picture book for x-ray scan. The mom was trying to calm her son while also holding a small baby & working to fold a 2-child stroller.
So I did the only logical thing... I told the boy a Batman tale. And he let go of the book & smiled. The story continued as we walked through the scanners & they hand-searched the diaper bag & stroller.
What looked like a small disaster became a blessing. And I met a new friend.