By guest author Marcie Watkinson
Young children are not known for their patience. Adorable, funny, cute, smart, mischievous, observant, talkative, shy, sensitive, and outgoing are all words to describe little ones, but not “patient.” Mine want their breakfast the moment their sweet heads rise off their pillows in the morning. Going to the bathroom is suddenly a huge emergency as soon as they discover someone else is using it (never mind the fact that we have two more bathrooms upstairs that the needy individual could easily use).
They ask ever so kindly if they could play with a toy when their sibling is finished with it, but if the particular sibling is not finished in about twenty seconds, the kindness disappears and frustration takes its place.