"Whenever I had to make an overnight journey by train in India, before boarding the train, I would read the passenger list that is usually pasted outside the compartment. This was to make sure that there were no kids travelling with me. If I found that there was going to be one, then I would see if I could in anyway change my seat. The noise and the crying would make it impossible to sleep at night. I think the only reason I tolerate my children is because they are mine. Horrible but true. "