Claudia, a working mom, just gave birth to a baby. She had no choice but to have someone else watch her two-month-old. When she called her teenage niece for the job, Claudia knew it would take her niece to get used to it. What she didn’t expect was the picture she got from the teenager and the reaction it produced.
Balancing Her Responsibilities
Claudia Sorhaindo, like any other working mom, must balance work and raise. Her only two-month-old daughter. She must meet her job requirements to meet the needs of raising her daughter. Like most mothers just born, Claudia wanted to spend as much time with her daughter as possible. Sometimes however, she had to ask for help in the form of babysitters. This time, what was a babysitting job at first suddenly transformed due to a single picture.
Ideal Vs Reality
Living in Lakeland, Florida, are Claudia and her daughter Ava. Claudia quickly became known as a protective mom in the two months after she gave birth to Ava. Claudia barely left her daughter’s side, and if they never had to be apart, it would be ideal. But of course the reality is that she also has her duties at work. Claudia got a call from the office asking her to participate in a business meeting. It would have required her to leave Ava at home, but she hesitated to do so.
A Mother’s Dilemma
Claudia promptly listed her options once she made the call. None of the options she came up with, however, seemed to be exceptionally appealing. It was a choice between missing a significant event for her profession or staying at home and taking care of her daughter. In the months before, Claudia had already taken her maternity leave as well as a few sick days to look after Ava. She knew she was supposed to go to that meeting. What she didn’t know was that something bewildering would result from this choice.
In Need Of A Helping Hand
Her sister recommended J’Ann, Claudia’s niece, to watch over Ava while Claudia was away. Even though she knew that her niece was a responsible girl, Claudia was still unsure whether she was supposed to leave a two-month-old teenager. Her sister kept encouraging her, and Claudia was going to take it as a last resort. Claudia felt anxious thinking of leaving a teenager with her daughter. She was about to find out if her instincts were actually precise.
An Option She Could Take
J’Ann, Claudia’s niece, was suggested by her sister to watch over Ava while Claudia was away. Although she knew her niece was a responsible girl, Claudia was still uncertain whether she should leave the teenager with a two-month-old. Her sister continued to encourage her and Claudia would take it as the last resort. Claudia felt anxious thinking about leaving her daughter with a teenager. She was about to discover whether her instincts were actually accurate.
Time To Decide At Last
Due to her work, Claudia did not have sufficient time to look for a babysitter. Soon, the day of the meeting was coming. Claudia finally decided to take on her last option after receiving various rejections during her search. Claudia picked up her telephone and called J’Ann. She made sure on the date of the meeting that J’Ann was available and was ready for the responsibility of taking care of a baby. Her niece embraced the job and the incidents leading to the unexpected photo would spark it.
The Day Itself
As the day of the meeting finally arrived, the new mother was definitely more anxious to leave her daughter. It was perhaps because her baby was not nearby. It was not made any better by the fact that her babysitter was so young. J’Ann came to her house and Claudia got ready to teach her what to do. She told her niece where she had found all she needed, including the emergency numbers. Claudia gave Ava a goodbye kiss, still feeling nervous but a bit more at ease, and left for her meeting.
Claudia’s Business Meeting
While Claudia was on her way to work, all she could think about was how much she wanted to be at home. She constantly checked her smartphone for text messages. She looked at her phone for the last time once she reached the parking lot. Her notifications were loading slow and she held her breath while waiting. Did J’Ann run into a problem? Her notifications appeared at last and she saw that her niece had sent a picture.
Claudia can see her baby girl from the thumbnail in the image. Instantly, her mind thought something negative must have took place. It was a tiny snapshot, so she couldn’t sort out what the image clearly was. Her worries were made worse by the complete photo that was taken to be loaded forever. Claudia grew restless and angry. She had second thoughts already about getting a teenager to watch over her daughter.
The Message Finally Revealed
Claudia no longer planned to wait for the picture. She preferred asap answers to her questions. A WhatsApp message was sent by J’Ann advising her what had actually occurred. Her niece explained that because she felt hungry, J’Ann went to make a sandwich for herself. Whether the baby was alone, Claudia was concerned.
A Picture That Took Forever
Claudia went back to the picture after actually reading enough of the text. In the image, Ava’s legs looked enlarged and she was racking her mind as she was in her car on how to resolve the issue. Claudia revealed to reporters, “J’Ann knows how safe I am with Ava.” “Some might say I’m a little paranoid.” When Claudia saw the clear picture, at last, her worries turned immediately to amusement.
As she stepped out of the car, Claudia was revived. The photo’s slow loading time nearly drowned her in anxiety, but as soon as she saw what was in it, it quickly dissipated. Claudia shared on The TODAY Show, “J’Ann showed me that she’s making sure she keeps her eyes on Ava.” Her niece was a pretty clever adolescent. She knew that keeping an eye on the baby at all times was important. She developed a brilliant idea of watching the baby while making her sandwich in the kitchen.
J’Ann’s Unconventional Thinking
J’Ann knew, even though she was hungry, that she should not leave Ava alone. She was worried that Ava would be put down, so she devised a clever way to watch over the child. The solution was never thought of by Claudia before. With the help of the waistband, her niece placed Ava inside her sweatpants. Claudia was entirely amused by the photo that depicted their situation. She had to share that photo and laugh with somebody about it. She didn’t expect this to result in anything else, however.
She posted it with the caption: “hands-free” method and explained, “So for a quick minute, I had to run out of the house. So I asked my niece to babysit Baby Ava.” I received a text a couple of minutes later, she wanted to make a sandwich but didn’t want to let baby Ava out of her sight. This was her solution, Lord, to send help. Creativity at its finest, as it really is. Claudia published the photo and soon the reactions and comments flooded in.
Claudia went on to her meeting after having shared the photo on her social media. Her whole family would have reacted to the picture. “She revealed flippantly that there is a birthday party every month.” She couldn’t wait to read what her family thought about the funny idea of her niece. She knew that her friends and family would laugh about it but when she finally checked her account a few hours later, she was greeted by something else.
Incredible Amount Of Attention
After she shared it, her photo immediately made the rounds on Facebook. Family and friends shared it with friends of their own, many of whom commented and liked the post. The picture was shared with a bunch of other people she might not even know. When she checked it later, the image had already amassed hundreds of likes and comments. It was an incredible reaction. She came up with an idea of her own while she was going through the comments.
In the photo, there were comments where individuals were tagging other users. Others gushed over that adorable baby. But one thread of comments spoke of the babysitter’s incredible solution. Brilliant! Brilliant!” commented a user. In the 70s, I carried my babies around my hip. I wish that I’d thought of it! “An excellent proposition was suggested by one user. “The user said You could make maternity pants that turn into this after, “Obtain a patent for that. $$$$, I see. ”
A Business Idea
After the meeting, when she returned home, she immediately began explaining to Ava how the comments inspired her. All in one a baby carrier and maternity pants sounded stupid, but what if it worked? A market for it was definitely there. J’Ann helped Claudia draw up a plan for the pants that would make the lives of mothers and pregnant women a little easier. In honor of J’Ann’s idea, they named them J’Pants. Based on the reactions the photo kept getting, they had to get their design produced quickly.
One Huge Hurdle
The two of them were excited about the design, but Claudia knew what a small company would entail as well. It would take some money to turn any new invention into something tangible. If they did not want to just be a piece of paper, they needed funding for the production of their design. In order to encourage people to contribute to their plan, Aunt and Niece decided to make a GoFundMe page. With the fundraiser, Claudia hoped to inspire her niece’s creativity.
Family and Business Relationships
Sadly, the last objective was not achieved by the fundraiser. There are still individuals donating to their fundraiser page, though, hoping to see the production of J’Pants. Claudia, meanwhile, had another realization. J’Ann showed Claudia how supportive her family was when she went as far as she did to take care of Ava. With the community she also had on social media, she was lucky. And the thousands of internet likes and comments made her feel loved and supported by her.