Tagged with patience

You Are More Important Than Stickers

Momo is kind of like an octopus.  He has just two arms, but I promise it somehow multiplies into eight.  Eight very curious little tentacles that blindly grab at any object he spies from the corner of his eyes.  I don’t so much mind dealing with eight curious tentacles.  But since he’s big brother, Tigerlily … Continue reading

The Glare

The Glare

Momo is only 3 years old.  I am thirty….something. You would think I’d be the more mature one. But instead, I have begun to glare at him.  When I have lost my patience.  When we are at an impasse.  When he is being a normal 3 year old boy who just doesn’t get my thirty-something year … Continue reading

We’re So Sick of Each Other Over Here…

The fevers have have finally stopped.  The coughing and difficulty breathing has resolved. The kids are finally sleeping in their beds again. We are almost back to a normal bedtime again. It’s been almost three weeks since coming back from a trip to Taiwan, two weeks since jet lag had improved, one week since both … Continue reading

Applauding Independence

Applauding Independence

Today, TL spoke those dreaded words for the first time:  “No, me do it.” And so it begins.  Independence.  With it comes fierce opinions and single-minded determination. In this case, it had to do with buckling herself into her car seat.  She loves playing with the buckles, but she’s not so great at actually getting … Continue reading

Stages

Stages

I had a bad week. Nothing horrible happened.  Nothing truly worth complaining about.  It was just one of those weeks. One of those weeks when I wanted to hide in the bathroom and ignore my kids.  When my words and actions were harsher than intended.  One of those weeks when I questioned why I became … Continue reading