Steven followed all of the rules. He didn’t stand up until it was his turn. He didn’t use his phone as the plane taxied toward the gate. He only went to the bathroom when the seat belt sign was off. Heck, he didn’t even bother putting his tray down or lean his seat back during the flight, just slept sitting straight up.
But when the plane landed, and Steven finally stood to stretch his legs, he broke character just this once to make the call: “Ma!” he shouted, “I made it. I’m finally home!”