It’s a real challenge for new parents to find any time for themselves.
When you have a newborn who depends on you, getting all the daily chores done is hard enough without trying to simply take an evening for yourself. Finding a babysitter you can trust is a challenge all in itself. For that reason, it sometimes makes sense to trust family members to watch your kids for you.
That was the case in this hilarious story which quickly spread around Facebook.
The story itself was posted by Claudia Sorhaindo, mother to a beautiful baby daughter named Ava.
Sorhaindo left her daughter with her 15-year-old niece J’Ann. Because they have such a big family (J’Ann is one of 17 grandchildren, after all), she had plenty of experience dealing with children and was more than capable of babysitting. Still, even the people we know the best sometimes find ways to surprise us.
Sorhaindo was particularly surprised to see some pictures that J’Ann sent her with Ava.
Because J’Ann was hungry and wanted a sandwich, she found a creative way to watch Ava throughout the process.
Sorhaindo later loaded the photos onto Facebook with a bit of explanation:
“So I had to run out the house for a quick min, so I asked my niece to babysit Baby Ava. A few min later I received a text saying that J’Ann wanted to make a sandwich but didn’t want to let baby Ava out of her sight
Lord send help this was her solution
The post has now been liked more than 305,000 times on Facebook—but the story goes deeper than that.
The photos had a deeper meaning for Sorhaindo, who had a three-month-old daughter named Jenelle who passed away in 2011. Understandably, Sorhaindo is very protective of Ava and her heart was warmed to see how closely J’Ann was watching her baby girl.
Not to mention that the picture itself is adorable!
Perhaps most interesting of all is that the idea has inspired J’Ann to launch a fundraising venture of her own.
Seeing how well the pants worked, she decided to launch a GoFundMe page to raise money for a prototype run of these “J’pants.” Those who want to donate can do so through the link! Above all, this story shows the close bonds between Claudia, Ava and their babysitter, J’Ann.