Anyone who knows me well… knows I am not a hugely patient person. Becoming a Mother meant I had to grow patience literally overnight.
Let me tell you… it’s still a work in progress and some days are better than others…
I find screaming on the inside, taking 3 deep breaths and counting to 10 slowly great coping mechanisms!! hahahaha….
Actually, in all seriousness, stopping and taking 3 deep breaths… taking in a deep breath and letting it out slowly really does help…
Some things requiring my patience at the moment…
Toddler tantrums… now H is 3 he can turn them on at will and knowingly turns up the volume. When they are younger they don’t have control over their emotions like they do at 3 so I’m finding the tantrums at will a big adjustment and requiring a lot of patience
Dirty Nappies… changing several dirty nappies a day… we have some serious toilet training coming up when the weather warms up a bit.
Early waking… I literally dream of the day I can once again wake naturally of my own accord.
Repeating myself… having to repeat myself several times to get something done… like sit and eat, get dressed, sit down instead of stand on the couch… just to name a few.
Routine change… E is in the process of dropping her morning sleep so we are doing the daily dance of will you won’t have one… I remember it being like this with H so I know I have to ride it out but it still requires patience.
Fussy eating… spending time cooking a meal only to have it looked at and declared Yucky!
Being a parent is quite literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done and as the saying goes… you reap what you sow. So I continue to grow and practice having patience and enjoy this wonderfully frustrating and rewarding thing that is parenting.
Because, at the end of the day, I wouldn’t have it any other way…
What’s frustrating you at the moment? Can you sympathise, empathise? Got any patience to spare?