Photo Of Seven-Year-Old's Brilliant Costume Goes Viral
HeartEternal Staff 6/15/2017
If you are a firefighter, an astronaut, an oil-rig worker, or a crab fisherman, congratulations, you have what is considered one of the most difficult jobs in the world!
One other job however, that officially hasn't cracked the top list, but should, is motherhood. For starters, it comes without a paycheck and retirement usually is not an option.
Jokes aside, the truth about being a mom includes all the happiness and fulfillment in the world, along with mental and physical exhaustion that is unlike anything one has experienced before!
Knowing a thing or two about this is Sam Jess Griffin who lives in Muncie, Indiana, with what we might call, a small army of kids...
Sam is a mother of five children resulting in what we imagine is a household that never experiences a dull moment. Amidst this constant action, Sam often relies on the help of her oldest offspring, Lainie, who despite of being just seven-years-old, is like a second mom to her younger siblings, always pitching in and helping take care of them.
While kids might not be the best at showing daily gratitude to their hardworking moms, something Lainie decided to do has been the best shout-out we can imagine, not just for Sam, but for busy moms everywhere.
As part of her Halloween costume, Lainie passed up on all the princesses and instead picked her most favorite superhero - her mother! She used her dolls, make-up, and homemade costume to dress up as an "Exhausted Mother."
Facebook/Rachael Fansler Beachy
This insanely witty idea was captured in a photo by a family friend who had no idea it would go viral overnight after posting it on Facebook.
That family friend is Rachael Fansler Beachy, who along with the picture had this to say:
"My friends daughter dressed up as a mom for halloween. Notice the spit up and dark circles under her eyes. Im dead! This is the best costume ive ever seen! Sam Jess costume contest!!!!! She would so win! Someone give her what she's earned. I'd say stretch marks, hemorrhoids, and a front butt....but a prize will be awesome! Go Lainie!"
We can't agree more! The picture is such a perfect depiction of what a motherhood uniform usually ends up looking like for most of us. And while Lainie gets all the awards and an A+ for thinking it up, it is a heartwarming reminder that even seven-year-olds can notice just how hard their mom works!
For Sam, her beautiful family is certainly worth all the dark circles and spit-up out there. And seeing the sense of humor already developing in her kids, motherhood should be a fun ride for the entire family!
We hope that this story helped bring a little more sunshine in the day of all hardworking moms everywhere. Rock on!
Sources: Career Addict, Facebook/Sam Jess, Facebook/Rachael Fansler Beachy, FB Image Credit: Facebook/Sam Jess