Every parent does their best to teach their kids good behavior and how to act in public. But the harsh reality is that beside all that time you put in the long and tiring talks, your child will still do things their way, especially when they are still young and doesn’t take your words seriously.
Moms and dads out there are trying to cope with their children throwing tantrums in places such as restaurants where others try to have their lunch at peace, or at the local store.
In cases like this it’s very important for you not to forget how you are not alone, but millions of other parents are going through the same situation, and that certainly doesn’t make you a bad parent.
A mother of two, Rebecca Patterson has a story to share. And no, it’s not one of those when a poor mother is given the judgmental stares by the passersby who hate listening to children screaming, but one of those that restores our faith in doing good.
As this mother was struggling to finish her shopping trip at Target, her toddler got bored and wanted out of the store. You already assume how kids tell you they want this shopping experience to come to an end, by crying and screaming as loudly as they can. This disturbed Rebecca’s baby who joined his brother in his shrieking.
She tried every calming strategy she could think of, but to no avail.
Coping with two crying children isn’t an easy task, and this mother knew that best.
As she wanted to avoid any further inconveniences for the customers, she though it would be for the best if she just left the store as fast as she could.
“I started putting things away on the shelf and was about to leave when she came over to help.”
Then out of the blue she heard a voice saying:
“Do you need some help?”
Rebecca got both flattered and confused by this generous offer. Could she just let a random stranger take care of her kids? On the other hand that help was really welcome at the time. She really didn’t know what to think.
The woman introduced herself as Tiffany Guillory and it was obvious she really wanted to step in for the struggling mother.
Tiffany took the toddler in her arms and started rocking him, trying to calm him down while Rebecca tried to make the baby stop crying. Surprised by this unexpected offer, Rebecca snapped a picture of Tiffany and her child.
She explained the whole thing saying:
“She walked with me while I got the essentials needed for the day and kept hold of my toddler while he calmed down.”
It looks like it really takes a village to raise a child, don’t you think so?
When things got back to normal Rebecca thanked the kind stranger for what she did and they went separate ways.
However, once she got home, Rebecca couldn’t stop thinking of the incident. She was beyond grateful for the help she received and didn’t want Tiffany to be left without the recognition she deserved for being a good human, so she posted the photo online.
It wasn’t long after Tiffany recognized herself on the photo many people commented on and shared.
Tiffany described the woman’s reaction to her offer:
“I said, ‘Do you need some help’ and (she) never said anything but her motion was like ‘Yes!’”
Rebecca says how Tiffany is a real angel sent from God.
Imagine how beautiful this world would be if we all have a bit of Tiffany’s kind soul in us.