A Strassen mother has made a miraculous, airborne snack delivery to her five-year-old son who had physically exerted himself for 15 minutes and, she had sensed from home, was in need of replenishment.
The physical activity, which involved light running and jumping, took place during an excursion to the park with the boy’s foyer scolaire.
“I knew that Max was going to spend the afternoon in the park, which already made me uneasy because they were going to take a bus, and I know how dizzy he gets if he doesn’t sit in the front near an open window,” said mother Samantha Paynter. “I was paying some bills, trying to distract myself, when I sensed Max was suffering from momentary fatigue, mild thirst, and a light rumbling of the belly.”
Paynter says it was then that her instincts kicked in.
“I rushed into the kitchen and filled a snack bag with carrot sticks, apple wedges, a granola bar, and a box of organic fruit juice,” she said. “But when I ran outside, I realized with horror that it would take at least 10 minutes to drive to the park, but my little man needed a snack right now.”
Using all of her maternal powers, the woman grew a pair of wings and flew the 2.3 kilometers to the park where her son and his classmates were relaxing under the shade of a tree.
“I have come to save you from temporary discomfort,” Paynter announced, swooping over the grass and handing Max the snack bag while foyer staff looked on in confusion and annoyance. “Don’t forget to bring home the sack and Tupperware container.”
“And make sure to wait 20 minutes before you exert yourself again,” she said, circling over the park. “I’ll be at the foyer in two hours to pick you up.”
“If you need to use the toilet, just ask the ladies,” she added before flying home to continue working on the bills.