A picture of an exhausted child who dressed for their Halloween party that was posted on Facebook went viral.
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. But any parent knows that while having five kids is truly a blessing, it can also wreak havoc on your sleep schedule. It almost always seems like at least one of the kids is sick, or you’re rushing around for soccer practice, or ballet. 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.”
Nicknamed “Little Mama” by her loving family, this little girl has always looked up to her mother Jess. But for anyone who has been a mother, or knows a mom, it’s a well-known fact that after having a few kids, things can get pretty exhausting. Mama Jess has had five over the years!
Little Lainie figured out how to make a hysterical costume inspired by none other than her dear mother. With a baby climbing up her leg and another baby in her arm, this little girl really showed her creative genius. To make matters even better, she dropped some fake vomit on her shoulder as if one of the young ones spit up all over her.
And to cap the whole thing off, she used some makeup to create huge black circles under her eyes, due to the countless sleepless nights that every mother is familiar with!
A family friend posted the photo on Facebook, and it quickly went mega-viral. The photo alone almost got 200,000 likes and has been shared over 14,000 times. Truly incredible!
But amazingly, Lainie doesn’t even like the attention she’s getting. She just wanted to make a cute and silly costume honoring her mom in a funny fashion. Her mom says she’s a soft-spoken and shy little girl.
Through it all, Mama Jess is proud of her daughter. “She is an amazing little girl, always so helpful and kind. She has such a big heart,” she said, and just about everyone else would have to agree.