I have always known even before I had kids that I could use a tad bit more patience (well maybe more than a tad bit). It didn’t really hit me until last week when my four-year old told me that she wished that I was a teacher like her teacher Ms. Meagan, because I am impatient. She went on to tell me that Ms. Meagan was very patient with the kids in her classroom when they were crying or something wasn’t going their way. Ding! A light came on, my four-year called me on the carpet, I have to do better! I think when you are used to working with adults you begin to have a suck-it-up and get-over-it-quick mentality and it spills over into your family life. As working parents it’s so easy to have busy days at work and then come home and have a busy day at home and forget about the little things such as kissing boo-boo’s and giving a little more personal attention without the television, Facebook, twitter, email, games, friend’s etc. I read an article the other day that talked about unplugging one day a week and just using that time to just have some old-fashioned family time with no distractions. I think that I am going to try that with my family, I am sure we will love it…..and I am going to work on my patience, I don’t want my daughter to have to get after me again!
What do you think about unplugging? Leave me a comment!