This is a story about A WOMAN WHO HAD THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT.
[And try not to notice that some of the children in the pictures are boys, not girls… and perhaps a little older than toddlers….]
A man observed her in the grocery store with a little child in her cart.
As they passed the cookie section, the child asked for cookies and her mother said “no.”
The child immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Ella, we just have half of the aisles left to go through. Don’t be upset. It won’t be long.”
He passed the Mother again in the candy aisle. Of course, the little one began to shout for candy.
When she was told she couldn’t have any, she began to cry. The mother said, “There, there, Ella, don’t cry. Only two more aisles to go, and then we’ll be checking out.”
The man again happened to be behind the pair at the check-out, where the little childl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there would be no gum purchased today.
The mother patiently said, “Ella, we’ll be through this check-out stand in five minutes, and then you can go home and have a nice nap.”
The mother broke in, “MY LITTLE GIRL’S NAME IS KAITLYN … I’M ELLA.”
TIME TO GO HOME FOR A NAP . . . .