Erin, you knew that woman who was kicked off the plane this year? How interesting! Was it the JetBlue flight from Turks & Caicos? Or was it the Alaska flight from Seattle? They're starting to kick the toddlers off a little more this year, it seems. I don't think Bodhi was anywhere close to getting us kicked off at all. He was only speaking louder than others around us, there were long pauses between his observations, and he responded to shushing. He'd just forget to speak quietly when he saw something else that excited him. Plus there were adults on the plane who were louder than him. Bodhi was actually being so cooperative that he'd repeat the instructions that were said over the loudspeaker: "Now, it's time to fasten our seatbelts." and "Time to put away your phone, mommy."
I think the couple behind us was just having a bad day, and the guy was just being crotchety. Then again, I am running on only 2 hours of sleep myself (or 20 hours total since last Wednesday) so maybe I could have been a little less snarly towards them. The guys was way out of line, though. There's a huge difference between what he was doing, and respectfully asking if there was anything more we could do to get B to lower his voice.
I actually remember being Bodhi's age in a restaurant, and a crotchety old man coming up to me, yelling at me for being too loud. I was so scared of him, he made me cry, and my mom was really passive in that situation; I think she laughed nervously and let the man berate me. In a way, I'm glad Bodhi witnessed me sticking up for him. He did have a sense of what the whole exchange was all about, and I'd hate for him to remember it the way I remember my similar incident.