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My family and I went to Disney World this past week (we don't have school ages kids yet). Well while we were on the bus at one point (for those who don't know, Disney World offers free bus shuttles from the hotels to the parks and from the parks to other Disney parks) We had me holding our 3 month old in the sling and DH had our 2 1/2 year old and our almost 5 year old on his lap, there was only 2 seats left when we got on. Well we stopped at the next stop and a woman and her DH got on. I didn't even notice she was pregnant until she looked around and said to DH "seriously, not one person is going to give me their seat". So the man looked over at DH and said "maybe mom can hold the girls (they look just like me, no denying they are mine) so you can give your seat to my wife, she is pregnant you know". I said, "I am holding our baby and can't have 3 kids on my lap" I am assuming he didn't see the baby in the sling. Then I said "I don't see and able bodied person who is sitting who doesn't have a child on their lap" This bus load had 2 people in scooters, they take up 4 seats each and other then that it was either people with young kids or older people (mostly older woman) sitting.
She ended up standing but complained the whole time (it's not a long ride at all) and glared at anyone who, I guess, she thought should have given her a seat, including a man old enough to be her grandfather who had a cane under his seat (though she may not have seen the cane).
Personally, I think if you get on the bus,when it is full, you do so with the expectation that you will be standing, if someone is nice enough to give up their seat, great but I don't think anyone should have to. IMO this goes for anyone, pregnant, children, or overweight.You can always choose to wait for the next bus Though for the record, we me and DH go to Disney World by ourselves (we go for our anniversary for 2 days each year) I give up my seat to pregnant women, older people and small children.