Eek, this is going to open me up in such a big way. I actually cried a couple days ago, right before naptime. Allison has a habit of picking up my shirt in her teeth and pulling away. A lot of times, she gets my skin along with it. I know she doesn’t mean to bite me, because she doesn’t understand there’s actually skin underneath my shirt, but it still hurts and I don’t know how to get her to stop. It’s so hard to remain patient and calm when it happens, and sometimes I do snap and yell “That HURTS!” and she ends up crying. The joys of motherhood!
The other day I did end up crying over it. Not so much that it hurt a lot, because really it didn’t. It’s the shock of it happening and the frustration of knowing that she doesn’t understand what she’s doing, along with my guilt of yelling. Thankfully, little ones bounce back quickly and she was back to happily playing, but my emotions were still there.
I have problems with controlling my frustrations, and I just take it day by day. Slowly but surely I’m getting better, and I know that tomorrow’s a new day to start over, to try again, to practice patience. And thank God for that!
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