Here, take my shoes...
Being a parent means someone else matters more.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Tammy Gardner)
The pavement is tar, scorching hot.
Without a word, a mother steps out of her slip-slops and slides them over to her barefoot daughter.
They walk on, the 10-year-old happily clomping in the slightly-too-big shoes, licking an ice-cream.
It's so cool when parents do this, sacrifice a little - or a lot - without expecting anything in return.
What did you sacrifice recently? Or what did your parents sacrifice for you? We'd love to hear.
You could win a T-shirt if the story makes us smile or cry.
Here are some stories of parents doing their best, to inspire us:Yes, she's specialShe was sniffing drugsPrincess Fiona's shoesADHD, my son and me
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