Tuesday, June 26, 2012

May I Have Some Patience, Please?

Last night, we ended the day with a full blown tantrum... complete with fists pounding and feet stomping.  When it comes to where these tantrums come from and how to deal with them, I admit that I'm at a loss.

Sometimes, I respond in a way that's way too reactive.

Sometimes, I remember to respond in soft but firm tones.

Sometimes, I remember to respond lovingly because beneath that tantrum is a hurt little girl.

Sometimes, I work really hard at explaining why we can not behave that way.

Sometimes, when explaining doesn't work, I try to role play and teach her different ways to respond.

Sometimes, nothing works.

Right now, as I type, I have a 3 year old who is having a fit because she can't find her Pluto toy.  A toy that I have no memory of.  A toy that she says she hasn't seen since she was a baby.

Right now, I have a baby, who just learned to crawl 3 days ago, trying to figure out what she can get into next.

Right now, I am drinking my first cup of coffee that I poured an hour ago.  I am hoping that my coffee gives me the patience that I need for what may be ahead for me!


  1. Oh, my--it took you an hour to have your first cup of coffee? That sounds like a rough morning! I hope your day only improved as it went along!

  2. My dear friend it seems as if that was a tough morning, but the quote is beautiful and very true. It is a good reminder for us all. It can be hard when our children are yelling and having a tantrum. Just take a deep breath and try your best to enjoy a sip of that coffee on days like these. I hope you are having a moment of peace right now! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  3. UGH! Hoping you have a chance to drink some HOT coffee today.



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