Being a mom is a tough job, and this photo of a Texas-based photographer and mother of four sums up that sentiment perfectly.
Melissa Wardlow of Grand Prairie, Texas, wears many different hats in addition to “mom.” She’s a full-time teacher, she owns a photography business, and she’s married to a high school football coach. As you can imagine, every day is jam-packed with activities. And when she can’t get a babysitter, the kids have to come with her.
The photo here was taken on a typical Friday night for the family. While Dad was coaching, Melissa was on the sidelines taking photos of the team, and her two youngest kids literally came along for the ride. (If you’re not impressed yet, just imagine getting a great sports photo with a couple kids strapped to your torso.) Then, another photographer who works for The Dallas Morning News took a photo of the encumbered Melissa, posted it on the paper’s social media, and the image went viral, particularly among the Baby Bjorn-using set.
In case you were wondering how she gets the kids onto her, they have a routine: “The baby goes on first,” she explained to the paper. “My 3-year-old stands behind me. He puts his leg through the strap and it’s like putting on a backpack.”
She makes it sound so simple. Color us impressed with Melissa’s master-level Mom skills.
(via The Dallas Morning News)