Mom Captures The Perfect Moment Her Son Starts Singing To His Baby Sister And The Song Is A Classic

As the oldest child, I spent the first four years of my life being the center of my parents’ attention.

When my parents first told me that they were having another baby, I didn’t fully comprehend what that meant for me as a big sister. So the day my brother came home was one that I will never forget. I had to adjust to sharing my parents and it was not easy.

I was jealous and envious of how much my mom and dad as well as everyone else paid attention to him. I eventually got over it, and over the years we formed an unbreakable bond.

While it took me sometime to accept having a sibling, there are some kids that embrace their new role as soon as they meet their little brother or sister. They’ll even go the extra mile to show their love, and for one boy, singing to his baby sister was how he went about it.

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A mother was lucky enough to catch her son and daughter sharing the cutest moment ever, so she made sure to film it and share her joy with the rest of the world. The video has since amassed millions of views and it’s not hard to see why.

In the video, the boy is holding his sister on his lap as he sings to her the sweetest song. Instead of opting for a nursery rhyme like most kids his age would, this big brother gazes into his sister’s eyes and starts to serenade her with Joe Crocker’s 1975 hit “You Are So Beautiful.”

He even cradles her face as he sings, and clearly, he’s doing a great job because the little girl appears to be enjoying the tune.

“Aww, she smiled!” he says at the end of the song, and then gives her kisses on the forehead. It’s unbelievably cute!

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Unlike my mother and father all those years ago, the parents of this brother-sister pair can sleep peacefully knowing how much their firstborn loves his new sister.

Hopefully, this bond only gets stronger as they grow up. While a lot of siblings bicker and fight, it’s clear that these two will be grow up to be different. If he keeps on being this sweet, then this girl is really lucky to have him in her life because he will, without a doubt, always have her back.

Are you close with your sibling?

“Letter From A Mother To A Daughter”– A Poem From A Mother With Alzheimer’s

Just over a month ago, my family lost my grandmother to vascular dementia. Watching her deteriorate over a course of many years broke my mom’s heart. The woman she grew up idolizing was slowly fading away. It started with forgotten words and getting confused with directions, but eventually things got too serious for her to stay at home. It was unfair to my grandfather to be constantly worried about her safety.

I know that if my grandmother was here today, she’d have the most comforting words for my mom. That’s why this poem from Alzheimers.net is so beautiful. It perfectly captures the love a mother has for a daughter, even if she can no longer express it.

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old,

I ask you to please be patient, but most of all,

try to understand what I’m going through.

If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times,

don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago.”

Just listen, please.

Try to remember the times when you were little

and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me.

Remember when I had to run after you making excuses

and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology,

give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way.

Remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things

like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair,

and dealing with life’s issues every day.

The day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient,

but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about,

give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient, or arrogant.

Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.

And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before,

give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked.

When those days come, don’t feel sad—just be with me,

and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.

I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared.

With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you,

I just want to say, I love you, my darling daughter.

Mom Warns Parents About The Schoolyard Craze That Nearly Killed Her 12-Year-Old Son

Kids are curious, but sometimes the things they do can get them into serious trouble. 12-year-old Freddie Webster was trying out the latest schoolyard trend with his friends, but it ended up sending him to the hospital for emergency surgery after causing damage that could have killed him.

Freddie had put a magnetic ball bearing into his mouth, and used another on the side of his cheek. He wanted to test the magnetic ability, but he accidentally swallowed them. He didn’t think much of it, and continued to try it again and again. In the end he ended up swallowing four of the powerful magnets.

It wasn’t until hours later that it started to hurt. The magnets in his stomach had started to do serious damage to his small bowel.

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His mom, Sarah, revealed that she had found out about the first two, but not the second set.

“Freddie had swallowed the first two magnets at school on the Tuesday, and although I didn’t know at the time, he then swallowed two more later that day. He told me on the Wednesday that he had swallowed two magnets and at that time I thought they would just pass.”

His stomach started hurting the next day, but after two days of pain, he finally revealed that it had been much worse than his mother knew.

“On the Wednesday night he started with stomach ache, but by the Friday morning he told me that the stomach ache wouldn’t go away and he said it had kept him awake the night before.”

She called the doctor right away. “I rang the doctors on the Friday morning and I told them about swallowing the magnets. They asked how many he had swallowed, which is when Freddie told me it was four.”

They told her to go to the hospital immediately, because of the severe damage that the magnets could cause. They brought him in for an X-ray which revealed the dire truth of the situation…

The Step by Step Explanation on How Contractions Work!

Have you ever wondered what is happening inside your body when you are in labor? While it can be hard to wrap your head around what is actually happening in the moment, it’s actually a really cool experience that your body is going through.

As a mom of a two-year-old daughter, I remember going into the delivery room not really knowing what to expect. I let the nurses and doctors guide me through the birth of my baby and luckily for me, it went off without a hitch. I’m not going to pretend that the 26 hours of labor that I experienced was like a walk in the park, but after hearing horror stories about childbirth, it could have been a lot worse.

Now that I am embarking on my second journey into the labor and delivery ward, I can’t help but notice guides and tips on childbirth online.

This one demo is a great visual about what happens to your body while you’re getting ready to deliver a child.

  • Ping Pong Ball
  • Balloon
  1. First thing you do is get the ping pong ball inside of the balloon. Do this by stretching the opening and getting your fingers to the bottom of the balloon to hold it open to fit the ping pong ball inside.
  2. Then inflate the balloon half way.
  3. Allow the ball to rest at the base of the balloon and tug on the neck to prevent the air from escaping.
  4. Now if you squeeze the size of the balloon you can see that not much is happening to the ball and the neck of the balloon. This simulates Braxton Hicks contractions that happens in the late-stage of pregnancy.
  5. Real contractions start at the top of the balloon. As the contractions start, the muscle fibers at the top get shorter and thinner which squeeze the top and pull on the side of the uterus.
  6. Just like regular contractions, if you squeeze and let go slowly you will see the next the balloon get shorter and thinner. This is like your cervix during early labor. The focus is on shorten and thinning instead of dilation.
  7. Once the neck of the balloon is short and thin, that’s when you work on dilating the cervix.
  8. Just like actual labor, you squeeze the balloon gently and then one more push…and the baby is here!

Having gone through childbirth once before doesn’t change my outlook as I prepare to head back into the hospital in a few weeks to welcome my baby boy. It merely gives me one more story about how to bring a child into the world.

This is a great visual to show your partner, friends or family members so they can actually see what is happening to the body when a baby is being born.

12 Parenting Truths That Will Make All Mothers Shake Their Heads And Laugh

We love our kids. They’re bundles of joy and curiosity and we would literally do anything to keep them out of harms way. Parenting is certainly a trail by fire, and along the way we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to make it more bearable.

Here’s some truths that all mothers should know. And if you don’t, then don’t worry, you’re not alone!

It’s always important to start the day off right

Feeding time is all the time

The worst part of having kids? Maybe not, but still

He’s got a problem alright…

“Please get up off the ground…please…”

It’s nice to be respected

If it seems like it’s too good to be true…

Are these hitting home yet? Keep reading to check out more of these truths you can’t avoid!

Busy Mom Delivers Another Woman’s Twins Just Hours After Giving Birth

No one can say that OB-GYN Hilary Conway doesn’t go the extra mile for her patients, especially after the incredible triple delivery she pulled off last month.

The mom from Washington gave birth to her second child last month, a baby girl named Verna, and was resting in her hospital room when she received a fateful text message from one of her patients.

Dr. Conway with her husband, son, and newborn daughter.Hilary Conway

Conway had bonded with one of the expecting mothers at her workplace, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Katie Moss was pregnant at the same time as Conway, and the doctor had even given Moss her own cell phone number to call in case of an emergency – which she says is “not something that I give out frequently.”

Moss texted Conway saying she had gone into labor with her twins a month before their due date, and the dedicated doctor didn’t hesitate to get out of her hospital bed and put on her scrubs.

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The pair had another stroke of good luck, because Moss was in the delivery room right next door to Conway’s. The OB-GYN stopped to nurse her daughter, before leaving her with a nurse and giving Moss an ultrasound exam.

But the tricky delivery was a lot for the new mom to handle.

Walmart Cashier Says A Voice From God Told Him To Pay For A Woman’s Order, Then She Shared Her Story

It was late on a Friday night and Nicholas Tate, a Walmart cashier from Newcastle, Oklahoma, was looking forward to the end of his shift.

But in the meantime, the line for his cash was growing, and customers were beginning to get upset about the holdup. The cause of the delay was a woman with three young kids at the front of the line.

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She apologized to Tate for backing everything up, and the cashier simply asked her, “Is it one of those days?” Neither of them realized at the time how important that question would be.

The customer – who wants to remain anonymous – explained that she was a foster mother, and was looking after a young baby. To buy groceries for the infant, she had to use WIC, a low-income assistance program she had only set up earlier that day.

Of course programs like WIC have all kinds of restrictions, and the woman was totally unfamiliar with them, which made everything take much longer.

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“She had a good amount of items and most of them went through,” Tate explained, “but she apparently didn’t have the right formula and it wouldn’t go through,” and of course she needed that baby formula most of all.

Tate stayed calm and tried to help the woman through her transaction, but when things didn’t work out he took matters into his own hands.

And the cashier says a voice from God inspired him to do it.

Doing Homework In The Hospital Is Just The Start Of This Mom’s Wild Delivery Story

Lots of expecting mothers have to balance work with the demands of their pregnancy, but Nayzia Thomas was in an even tougher situation.

The 19-year-old college sophomore learned she was pregnant this summer, and most of her friends and family expected she would put her education on hold during the pregnancy. But the dedicated student said she had no plans to take things easy.

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In fact, Thomas worked a full time job while continuing to study psychology and neuroscience at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thomas stayed in class until she was 39 weeks pregnant, just days before the fall semester ended. She expected to finish the entire course, but her delivery was a little earlier than she expected.

As in, she was still finishing a paper when she went into labor, and a photo of her in the delivery room proves it.

“I was at 2 centimeters when I was finishing the paper,” the determined mom said, “The contractions were painful, but I have a high pain tolerance. I thought ‘Before this gets unbearable, let’s get this done.’”

In fact, Thomas had three more days to submit the assignment, but realized she would have no time to finish it after the baby was born.

“It wasn’t due until the end of the week,” she told People, “[I thought] ‘before all this gets crazy let me hurry up and finish this final.’”

Not only did Thomas pull it off in time, she also dealt with a grueling delivery as soon as she handed the paper in.

Pop Star’s Mom Writes Emotional Tribute To Child She Miscarried

The last few years haven’t been easy for pop star Selena Gomez and her family. In September, the singer and actress revealed in an Instagram post that she had undergone a kidney transplant over the summer due to complications from lupus.

The former Disney star wrote that the surgery was needed to improve her overall health as she battled the debilitating autoimmune disease that affects around 1.5 million Americans.

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Two months after coming clean about her transplant, Gomez sat down for her first interview and revealed that she had to undergo a second emergency surgery to fix a flipped artery. Following the procedures, the Good For You singer is now in remission, and with the support of her fans, family and friends, already gave her first performance in over a year at the American Music Awards in November.

“It’s really hard to think about, or even to swallow, especially now that as soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away, my lupus, there’s about a 3 to 5 percent chance it will ever come back, my blood pressure is better,” Gomez said. “My energy, my life has been better.”

While it wasn’t an easy journey, Gomez’s surgery scars will fade and her pain will subside, but there is one big scar that her family haven’t been able to heal – the loss of Gomez’s unborn sister, Scarlett.

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During the 2011 holiday season, Gomez revealed that she was going to become a big sister. Her parents, mom, Mandy Teefy, and stepfather, Brian Teefy, were expecting a baby.

“Momma and Brian are finally letting me share the news,” she wrote on Instagram. “My mommys carrying my baby brother or sister 🙂 I’m the happiest girl in the world!”

Unfortunately, Mandy had a miscarriage and Scarlett never made her debut.

Now, six years after her loss, Mandy shared an emotional post on Instagram remembering the daughter she lost on December 17, 2011.

Mom Sparks A Debate When She Admits To Charging Her Family $40 For Christmas Dinner

When we were kids, it seemed like whenever Christmas rolled around our homes magically transformed into a winter wonderland.

Stockings were hung, holiday cookies were baked, and the Christmas tree was decorated seemingly overnight. Of course, as adults, we know all the hard work that goes into preparing for the holidays. Because we are the ones doing it!

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That’s why a new plan to take the stress out of the holidays cooked up by British mom Gemma Andrews has everyone divided. It sounds ridiculous at first, but the mother of four (soon to be five) swears it’s the only thing that makes Christmas bearable for her extended family.

In the past, Andrews had guests no-show her Christmas dinner, after she had already paid for the food and drinks. The next year, everyone “forgot” the dish they were meant to bring for a potluck dinner.

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That left Andrews scrambling to buy and prepare a dinner herself.

After putting up with all that, while cooking the entire Christmas dinner herself, Andrews had reached her limit. Her solution was to charge guests to her Christmas dinner $40 up front, and says the simple trick has guaranteed everyone in her family a merry Christmas.

But not everyone was convinced.

Military Mom Just Wanted To Support The Troops, Now Her Charity Has Helped 10,000 Armed Service Members

When Wisconsin mom LeAnn Boudwine’s two sons Michael and David were serving in the military, they told her something that changed her life forever.

They told their mom how thankful they were for her care packages, because some of their friends never received packages, or even mail from home. That really resonated with Boudwine, because she didn’t want anyone in our military to feel like they were forgotten. She started organizing her friends to prepare care packages for military members.

Packages include useful items for armed service members and letters from home. LeAnn Boudwine / Facebook

Boudwine started a charity called Support the Troops out of her basement, with the help of a small team of volunteers and her family members. Her organization’s slogan was “they’re still there, we still care,” and her goal was to remind America’s military that we’re thinking of them here at home.

The packages include things like candy, DVDs, grooming supplies, warm clothes, holiday items, local newspapers, card games, and supportive letters from school kids. “All of those little things that we take for granted in our daily lives,” as Boudwine puts it.

Boudwine and her family still help pack boxes for her charity.LeAnn Boudwine / Facebook

Now, 10 years after her project began, Support the Troops has moved out of Boudwine’s basement, and the military mom’s project has just reached a major milestone.

Anderson Cooper, Heir To The Vanderbilt Fortune, Won’t Be Inheriting Any Of His Mother’s Money

Although journalist and television host Anderson Cooper is a celebrity in his own right, he stems from one of America’s most prominent families – the Vanderbilts.

Cooper’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather was shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, and since his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt is the heiress to the family’s fortune, the CNN host spent most of his life in luxury.

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Cooper developed an interest in media at a very young age, appearing on The Tonight Show and To Tell the Truth before he was even ten years old. As a tween, he took up modelling and worked with big brands, including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. However, his focus shifted in 1988 after his older brother, Carter, committed suicide.

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He decided to pursue a career in journalism after the tragedy, and landed a job as a news correspondent in the early 90s. He worked with networks like Channel One and ABC before joining CNN in 2001. He soon became the news network’s weekend prime-time anchor, and eventually took on the hosting duties for CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square.

From then on, the journalist was tasked with more hosting duties, and over time, he even landed his own programs, including Anderson Cooper 360° and Anderson Live. He also became the correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS.

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Beside anchoring, a large chunk of Cooper’s wealth also comes from the books he authored and his appearances on TV, film and stage productions.

Cooper currently makes $11 million a year, which means his net worth is about $100 million, according to celebritynetworth.com. This amount doesn’t include the sum he would inherit from his family. However, it seems like that’s not even a possibility because his mom won’t share the Vanderbilt fortune.  

Mom Files Lawsuit Against Group Home For Shaving Daughter’s Head

When Denise Robinson signed up her daughter for the programs offered at Little Heroes Group Home, she would’ve never predicted that she would end up fighting a legal battle against them.

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The state-run home is described as “a co-ed intensive group home for children ages 5-11,” with a mission to “provide a home-like environment where children can develop skills to manage complex trauma or mental health symptoms in order to successfully transition to a permanent placement in the community.”

As you can see, there’s nowhere in their description where it mentions anything about grooming children without seeking their parent’s permission first.

But, somehow Robertson’s daughter, Tru, was given a haircut and she had no idea until it was too late.

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Little Heroes issued a statement on the controversial situation citing hygiene as the main reason why they cut Tru’s hair.

“Decisions regarding grooming are based on a variety of factors, including hygiene,” read the release. “A review of circumstances is underway to determine what occurred and, if necessary appropriate action will be taken.”

However, upon further probing, Robinson uncovered another disturbing fact.

How One Mom Packing Raisins In Her Kid’s Lunch Turned Into A Viral Debate

The last thing you want to see as a parent is a dissatisfied note from the teacher. What’s worse than a bad behavior note about your child is one about your parenting skills.

In a time where child obesity rates are rising, parents are becoming more cognizant and concerned regarding nutrition–and so are the teachers.

One Australian mother received an unsatisfactory note from her daughter’s kindergarten teacher. The Sultanas (raisins) she packed were deemed to be “unacceptable” because of its high sugar content.

A copy of the note was posted on “Oh So Busy Mom”, which also outlined snacks that are considered “acceptable.”

This list included dried fruit, so raisins shouldn’t be a problem. Right?

Parents who saw the post on social media were outraged by the teacher’s decision to act as the child’s parent and decide whether raisins are an appropriate snack for children.

One mom on social media wrote: “They are there to teach kids kindergarten, not be nutritionists. This is a time in child development where fussy eating is huge! Totally not their call.”

Another mom, also a dietitian, defended the Australian mother’s snack choice on Facebook. She wrote, “You DO NOT have to feel one bit guilty for putting a box of sultanas in your child’s lunch and you DO NOT have to ‘explain’ why.”

Here are some more Facebook comments.

Mom Of Four Explains Why Stranger’s Generous Gift Meant Everything To Her

Heading into Target with kids is never a quick and easy run, but when this busy mom of four popped into her local store to do her shopping, it started out as any other trip.

Erin Bennett lives in Bristow, Virginia with her four kids, two boys and two girls, who range in age from 9-years-old to 5-months-old. She is a registered nurse, who has been a stay-at-home mom for the past few years.

“When I quit my job to stay home with the kids, I decided to give up little extras,” Bennett said.

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She had her two youngest with her, a 2 year-old daughter and 5-month-old son, when she stopped in at the Target and quickly started to fill her cart with groceries and other necessities for her family.

Along the way she grabbed a pumpkin spice candle and some makeup for herself, but when she got to the checkout, she realized she was over her budget and gave the rejected items to the cashier to put back.

“I’ll always pass by the beauty section and grab something and hope that I budgeted and the coupons give me a little extra so I can buy what I wanted to get for myself,” the 29-year-old mom said. “But I usually end up putting it back.”

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That’s when something out of the ordinary happened.

She Was Shamed For This Viral Photo, Now She’s Telling Her Side Of The Story

“Albert Einstein said, ‘I fear the day that technology will take on our humanity … the world will be populated by a generation of idiots.'” That was one of the rude comments shared alongside this photo of Molly Lensing.

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The pediatric nurse and mother-of-three from Illinois is the woman in this viral photo, which has been endlessly spread around on social media since last year. It paints an unflattering picture: a mother on her cell phone while her baby lies on a blanket on the floor, with another woman looking at her disapprovingly.

For many strangers who saw and shared the photo it seemed to perfectly sum up the problem with “Millennial Mothers” these days, women who are supposedly more interested in technology than spending time with their children. And commenters added lots of spiteful messages about Lensing to each new version of the post.

Except that’s not what’s happening in this photo at all. After a year of being insulted, dragged down and shamed on the internet, Lensing is ready to fight back against the strangers who have judged her. And she has a message for people sharing her photo:

“You have no idea what the story behind it is…”

Mom Who Refuses To Vaccinate Son Is Facing Jail Time

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate, that is the question.

Over the last decade, the number of parents opting out of vaccinating their children have been steadily on the rise. Some of these parents are under religious obligation to not vaccinate their children, while others cite safety concerns and autism as reasons to opt out.

One such parent is Rebecca Bredow, and she’s even willing to go to jail as long as it means her son will remain vaccine-free.

“This is about choice,” the mom told The Washington Post. “This is about having my choices as a mother to be able to make medical choices for my child.”

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In 2008, Bredow and her ex-husband, James Horne, made the decision to delay their son’s vaccines for three months after he was born. Three months turned into two years, and now at nine years old, the child has never been immunized.

“I believe in the choice of the parent to make the right decision based on their knowledge of vaccines,” Bredow said in another interview with WXYZ.

Everything seemed to have been working well until Bredow and Horne annulled their marriage, and their son became caught up in a nasty custody battle.

Marathon Mom Has The Perfect Response After She Was Shamed For Parking Her Car

One of the first lessons we’re taught growing up, is not to judge a book by its cover. While it may be human nature to be critical of one another, we can often find people staring or judging before they know the full story.

This mom’s keen eye caught a man taking a picture of her van while she was parked at her local Target store.

Alethea Mshar is an athletic mom. Her car is proof of that with stickers pasting her accomplishments, including a recent half marathon and a 25K, covering the backside of her van. These aren’t the only signs decorating her windows, however, she also has a handicapped sign hanging from her rear-view mirror. This clearly resonated with a passerby who stopped to capture the ironic nature of what he was seeing.

In response to the man’s actions, Mshar wrote an open letter to help shed some light on some things someone may not consider when looking at the situation at face value.

She starts off my admitting what the stranger probably saw before she got back to her car.

“Yes, my van has running stickers on it, and yes, it’s an ironic picture, seeing my 13.1 and 25k stickers on a vehicle in a disabled spot, I get why you took the picture. The playful side of me actually hopes you and your friends got a few laughs out of the picture,” she starts.

And that’s when the truth of the matter hits home.

“But I hope you noticed my child when we exited the store. He was sitting in the cart even though he’s far too big. That’s because my child is the person the placard is for.  My guess is that the possibility hadn’t even occurred to you.  And that’s why I’m writing this,” she writes.