A mom fell asleep at a “Fun 4 Kidz” last week. Another mom happened upon her, and instead of videotaping her, taking a photo and posting it to Instagram with the hashtag “worst mom eva” or calling CPS – she took care of the sleeping mom’s children for her. For an hour. I love this woman.
Because social media exists and therefore we must report to it – the mom who came to the rescue posted this to her Facebook page:
Dear Exhausted Mother Who Fell Asleep On A Bench At “Fun 4 Kidz”…I got you. Your little girl was thirsty, I gave her water. She hit her head coming down the big purple slide, I gave her a hug. It’s been an hour since you fell asleep, I won’t leave ’til you wake up…hopefully rested and ready to face the weekend with the warrior-energy us mamas need to parent with a smile on our faces. ~ Mama Tara Jean
Some may think this comes off as a little braggy-braggy, but I’m glad she did it. It reminds us all that we aren’t just observers. I think this is something that is easy to forget, because we are constantly inundated with stories; Look at what happened here! Look at this! OOOh now look at what this person did! We get so much information via photos and video on the Internet, I think it’s easy to forget sometimes people are real. Their stories are real. This poor woman was exhausted. I feel her pain.
I don’t think I could ever fall asleep at at play place like that because I am way too paranoid – but I know the feeling of being that tired. This woman fell asleep at a Fun 4 Kidz. I’ve never been to one, but I’m assuming it’s like Chuck E. Cheese. Do you know how tired you would have to be to fall asleep at a Chuck E. Cheese? For an hour?
It’s nice to know there are some nice people out there. I have to admit the comments on the Facebook page make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Sometimes it does “take a village.” I can’t even imagine how horrified I would be if I passed out asleep in public, but if I ever did I would hope someone like this would be around.