Parenting teaches patience

Before I became a mother, patience was the least of my attirubutes.  I wanted what I wanted when I wanted it.  I still have those feelings about some things but becoming a mother has definitely autocorrected my path.

When dealing with a little person, I had to realize…

  • they don’t walk as fast as we do so sometimes you have to slow down
  • they don’t always speak fluidly or lucidly so you have to listen with the intention of trying to understand
  • they don’t always get it the first time so you usually have to repeat yourself, many times over
  • they like to do it themselves so you have to wait until they get right or get tired of trying

Although for many those may sound like “little” things but during the course of a day when you are so accustomed to rushing from here to there and doing this and that, a little person helps you to slow down and live in the moment.  If you find yourself constantly rushing through life with your little person, then you are missing out on some of the best moments of your life.

If you want to go a little deeper, you can see how those lessons will help when dealing with big people too…

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2 thoughts on “Parenting teaches patience

  1. It definitely teaches you patience.
    you forgot about the bathroom, eating, etc.

    I was in the military so i was trained to rock the bare minimums. you can’t be that way with the babies…

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