I haven’t tried to figure out all the characteristics that I want to be known for as a mom. Playful? Serious? Creative? Straightforward? Fun? Homemade? But I do know one that I want for sure. And that’s: Patient. I want to be a Patient Mom.
Patience is needed almost 24/7 when mothering. It’s needed when trying to console a crying baby – figuring out what it is that he needs. Is it a diaper change? No, apparently not. Is it a bottle? No, apparently not. Is it a nap? No, apparently not? Is it just some mommy and me time? Looks like it is!
Sometimes it’s needed when cleaning the same 4 foot by 4 foot section of kitchen floor for the third time that day because baby is practicing eating. It’s needed when picking up the same toys from the same living room. It’s needed when changing the baby’s clothes after a rather big spit up.
There are times that I feel frustrated; won’t deny it. (But I still love being a mother!) To help me remember to stay patient, I remind myself that he doesn’t know any better. But I also remind myself “I want to be a Patient Mom. I want to be a Patient Mom. I want to be a Patient Mom.”
And you know how you become a Patient Mom? By practicing patience! You don’t wait to feel patient before you act patient. I pray that by acting patient, I’ll feel more patient, which only encourages me to act more patient. It’s a fun cycle!