My girls were running in circles around our legs, laughing hysterically and having a grand old time. As their circle of hilarity widened, I warned them to be careful not to bump into the lady. She smiled at us and said she remembered traveling with her own children. People would always comment on how well-behaved they were, but they somehow never noticed how hard she worked with Cheerios and crayons and colouring books to keep them happy. We smiled and laughed in commiseration, and then some staff member appeared to whisk Ms. Sarandon to the front of the queue and onto the plane.
I've never chatted with a celebrity before, however briefly, but it makes me smile that when I did, it was as two mothers over shared experience. Fantastic.