Today: Mom’s Letter To Second Child
Willie Geist shared that The Huffington Post ran a story “An Apology Letter To My Second Child” written by a mother of two. She wrote to her second child “you are only 11 months old and I’ve already raised you very differently from how I raised your brother at that age. I’m sorry I don’t know any facts about you. Your brother’s baby book contains so much information about his first year. He could look up to discover every time he spit up.”
She also wrote “I’m sorry you look like a candidate for What Not To Wear: Baby Edition. Your brother had all brand-new, super cute clothes and you wear mostly his hand-me-downs.”
She ended the letter with “I’ve also loved you with every piece of me and I will never, ever apologize for that.”
Today Show: Different Treatment For Younger Siblings?
As Willie pointed out, there’s a lot of truth to what she said and he knows that personally because he has two children. He said he was talking with his wife about it and she said that it’s not that you love them any less, you just worry a lot less.
Al Roker said, “As the first-born, I don’t see any problem with that.” I’m a middle child, and I think I turned out just fine!
Interestingly enough, all three anchors were first-borns, so I’m curious as to what their younger siblings would have to say!
As a first-time mom, I can see myself doing some of these things in the future, but I just have to say one thing: there’s nothing wrong with hand-me-downs!
Today: Seat Reclining Controversy Diverts Flight
A United flight from Newark to Denver was forced to make an unscheduled stop on Sunday August 24, because two passengers got into a fight over a seat that would not recline.
There’s a gadget that cost $22 called the Knee Defender, that you can attach to the tray table to prevent the person in front of you from reclining their chair. “The seat they have a right to recline,” Tamron Hall said.
Today Show: Fight Over Knee Defender Clips Caused Diverted Flight
Reportedly, the fight began when a man used the clips in order to keep the woman seated in front of him from reclining her chair. A flight attendant asked the man to remove the clips, but he refused. The woman in front of him then reportedly stood up, turned around, and threw water in his face.
The flight was diverted to Chicago, and both passengers were kicked off the plane, but no arrests were made. The airline prohibits the use of the Knee Defender and a United statement confirmed the incident.
Tamron said she wasn’t sure if the lady deserved to be kicked off the plane, saying that while throwing water wasn’t the right thing to do, the person did put the Knee Defender on her seat, and then refused to take it off. Al Roker said if someone used the Knee Defender on his seat, he would keep slamming into the seat in order to annoy the person who put it there. “I’m eventually going to bust that defender,” he said.
Tamron claimed the woman who stood up and threw the water was a “hero” for standing up against the use of the Knee Defender.
I personally think they both were in the wrong, but what do you think?