Patience –noun 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper and irritation
Well yes, I am working on being more patient. Ben is testing Andrew and myself as all children test their parents. He has recently begun a screaming whinge….. oh goodness it is painfully annoying!! I count to ten, take some deep breaths and remind myself I love being a Mum before dealing with the situation at hand!! It is so lucky that I love him so much xoxo
A little treasure came in the mail today from Retro Vertigo….. some vintage children’s blocks that read PATIENCE. I love them. I have the perfect place for them too.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Nothing really prepares you for having children. Nobody gives you a handbook with fool proof steps for parenting….. if only!!
Today was a tricky day. Ben was tired. I am not 100% well and my patience was put to the test. I could have done better. I am not coping well with the whinging, the nagging and the constant boundary testing. My beautiful boy certainly knows how to push my buttons. But I am working on how to be more patient.
I am not going to say that it is my new years resolution to be more patient…… because that would mean I was destine to fail. I don’t think I have ever kept a new years resolution. I think I will call it my word for the year ‘Patience’. How does one become more patient….. I am not really sure. I might begin with taking a breath, smiling and counting all my wonderful blessings.