Patience {#2}

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.


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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.

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