With 4 siblings who are significantly younger than her, Stiles Parish has often helped out with her little brothers and sisters. So when the 17 year old, San Antonio native got a call from her mom, Candace Curry, that due to a family emergency that occupied both her and Curry’s husband, they wouldn’t be able to pick up Parish’s 3 year old brother James from preschool.
“This was a one-time event; we have never had her get him from school other than this day. But it was an emergency,” Curry told ABC news. “I figured she had gone to get him and taken him home. Later that day I saw the picture on her Instagram and realized that she had taken him back to school.”
Stiles had been worrying about being marked absent from her afternoon classes, so she returned to her high school with James in tow. Mom Candace told ABC that Stiles is studying to become a nurse. “She was in her clinical-rotations class, and the teacher gladly welcomed her little brother in. He was so tired from [his] school that he passed out on her and slept most of the class. She not only helped our family out but returned to her responsibility at school.”
Curry continued by saying, “Her teacher was very supportive and didn’t mind him being in the class at all. He slept most of the time and if he had become a problem my daughter would have taken him out so that she didn’t disrupt the other students. She attends an amazing school that clearly sees the value in family and education,”
After seeing the Instagram post of her two children, she felt relieved that the pair could bond even with a 14 year age gap between them. She said seeing the photo of her 3 year old son so comfortable in a class full of teenagers really warmed her heart. She finished by adding, “As a mom, it makes me so thankful that they have this kind of relationship, and I pray it will always stay this way.”