It was loud and boisterous on a normal day when the kids lived at home. It seemed the house was in constant disarray. It felt as though I was always in a hurry. Hurry and get dressed. Get the boys ready. Get bathrooms cleaned, finish the laundry, pick-up the kids from school, get them to their after- school activities. Which reminds me. It seemed I was always going to the same places. Round and round I went, schools, piano lesson, boy scouts, soccer, grocery store, dentist, orthodontist. Get up the next day repeat. I used to joke, if I was going in a straight line I’d be somewhere.
Love happens the moment you are told you are going to be a parent. logic is what we need to teach our children and they are learning it by watching us. Patience is something parents learn. The earlier we learn it the better! Inspiration occurs when you are in the right place at just the right time to share a meaningful learning experience with your child.
Our son had never challenged my authority so blatantly before. I understood that it is normal for children to challenge authority. It is how they establish their autonomy. However, his desire for freedom was not in proportion with his ability control his emotions. It was my responsibility to remind my son that the decisions he makes have consequences.
My Aunt is one of those people who never seems to be in a hurry. She appears to be ‘in the moment’ all the time. She is attentive to your needs while accomplishing ten other things and never appears rushed or hurried.