One Word: Patience for my little mint


Patience today is

  • allowing my little mint to feed herself one baked bean at a time
  • waiting for my little mint to climb the stairs to bed one step at a time
  • stopping whatever housework I’m doing to provide the love and attention my little mint needs as soon as she asks
  • to delight in playing the same game or singing the same song over and over
  • providing consistent rules with clear explanations, as the parent and bigger person, while still being approachable
  • helping my little mint to deal with mistakes, frustrations and emotions in her new world
  • allowing my little mint to go out and explore in a safe (as possible) environment
  • soothing my little mint in the early hours when her new teeth are hurting her mouth

Patience is knowing that this precious time won’t last forever and to enjoy every moment