Today I am thankful for patience. Patience is a virtue they say, and well with toddlers you have to have patience. If not, they will run you over and eat you alive. Sadly, with that last statement I am some what kidding. They won’t eat you alive unless your toddler is a zombie. But the running you over part, well that’s the truth. Running you over, well I am quite familiar with this.
Patience is something that
I’ve had to learn I’m still learning how to do since staying at home with my toddlers. MY time, well it’s more like their time. As much as I would love for them to learn at the pace that I’d like them to (don’t worry, I’m not all TIGER MOM), do things like not throw food on the floor and stop jumping out of their cribs, it’s all in their timing and it’s a lesson for me in patience.
I get angry and mad and just want them to KNOW what’s wrong and what’s right. But you know what? They are 1 and 2. They are still little. They are still learning. Why am I just not letting them be their ages? Oh patience.
The photo above happened last week. The baby gate on Izaiah’s room? I woke up hearing a noise, it was him removing it – then carrying it to me. Patience Molly… PATIENCE!
Patience, I am thankful that my toddlers are teaching me you – someday I’ll understand how to be patient… someday…
Check out my other posts in this series on Toddler Thanks:
Day 1 1 of 13On the first day of the 30 day thanks challenge I give thanks for my toddlers.
Read Thankful for Laughter
Day 2 2 of 13Grace is something all moms deserve.
Read Thankful for Grace
Day 3 3 of 13What are the priorities in your life?
Read Thankful for Priorities
Day 4 4 of 13Is your life surrounded with noise? Today I am taking time to appreciate silence.
Read Thankful for Quietness
Day 5 5 of 13Patience is a virtue!
Read Thankful for Patience
Day 6 6 of 13A toddlers smile can make a sad heart happy.
Read Thankful for Smiles
Day 7 7 of 13With 2 toddlers with crazy sleeping schedules, this mom is thankful for SLEEP!
Read Thankful for Sleep
Day 8 8 of 13Sick toddlers = snuggly toddlers!
Read Thankful for Toddler Snuggles
Day 9 9 of 13I never thought I'd be the mom giving her kid an iPad for sanity.
Read Thankful for the iPad
Day 10 10 of 13Our kid Zeke is amazing. He rarely cries, no temper tantrums (yet) and wakes up smiling.
Read Thankful for Zeke
Day 11 11 of 13After growing up in churches that we disliked, we vowed not to do the same to our kids.
Read Thankful for Our Church
Day 12 12 of 13Thank you to our soldiers for our freedom.
Check Out These 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids
Day 13 13 of 13We are so thankful that our toddlers are healthy. Sometimes their energy drives us nuts, but thankful that they have it!
Join me in gratitude! Link-up your blog or leave a comment on why you are thankful for today!
Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.