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A mother is thanking her teenage daughter for going above and beyond to care for her 3-year-old brother during a family emergency.

Mom Candice Curry, of San Antonio, Texas, shared a photo of her 17-year-old daughter, Stiles Parish, in her high school classroom with her younger brother, James, fast asleep in her lap.

“We had a family emergency-type situation today that required our teenager to leave school early and pick up her little brother from his school,” Curry wrote on Instagram alongside the photo. “I thought she took him home until I saw her Snapchat.”

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Instead of taking James home, her daughter took him back to school for her last class of the day.

“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,” Curry told ABC News. “She not only helped our family out but returned to her responsibility at school.”

She said that though it wasn’t the most ideal situation, she’s grateful it happened.

“I’m either the worst mom in the world or totally nailing it. Please don’t tell me which one, let me live in ignorant bliss while I stare at this picture,” wrote Curry. “Life is short. These are the moments that make it so incredibly sweet.”

We had a family emergency type situation today that required our teenager to leave school early and pick up her little brother from his school. I thought she took him home until I saw her snapchat. Instead of missing class she actually took her three year old brother back to high school with her and let him sleep on her while she finished her last class of the day. I'm not sure on the legalities here or what kind of rules were broken but I also just don't care. My sweet teenager helped her family out and returned to her other responsibility while snuggling her baby brother. I'm either the worst mom in the world or totally nailing it. Please don't tell me which one , let me live in ignorant bliss while I stare at this picture. Life is short. These are the moments that make it so incredibly sweet. . . #teenager #brother #sister #siblinggoals #highschool #proudmom #parenting #sleepyboy #lifeisshort

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