Monday, April 25, 2011


"Mommy, can I please have a drink?"

"Just a second, buddy, please be patient." I was busy cleaning out the pantry when he asked, and clearly could not stop mid project to put water in a cup.

A little time passed and I notice the trash needs taken out, and since the trash can is right next to the kitchen counter I notice the counter top needs wiped down, and while I'm cleaning that off, since my back is turned, I hear the unmistakable sound of a box of cheerios being dumped on the floor by the baby, because, silly me, I left the pantry door open. I start to sweep that up, and smell the familiar smell of a dirty diaper. Realizing I'm going to have to put Lily in her high chair if I actually intend on sweeping up the cheerios, and since she's the culprit behind the dirty diaper I head off to change her before sticking her in the high chair. Finally I can sweep up the cheerios in peace.

Jack chose that moment to ask for his long awaited drink.

I got frustrated. Couldn't he see how busy I was? I told him to just be patient.

And then I stopped. Who was the one being impatient?


  1. Oh girl! The irony is not lost on me!
    My moments usually have to do with speaking kindly - I bark at them to speak kindly to each other. Oh, it's very humbling.... ;)

  2. The more I read this blog, the more I see myself......nice to know I'm not alone, and to know that there are others out there who also are trying to change it for the good of our children!


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