It has officially started...the "why" phase. While I had high hopes it would hold off for a few more months, we were not so lucky and are in the thick of it now. No matter what I say, or what I don't say, it is always followed by a "why?". At first I found this to be a great educational tool (yeah, I know, but I was a teacher) but after about 2 weeks of explaining everything from why daddy has to work, to why we need to use our manners, to why the penguins are at the zoo, I am starting to dread those three little words.
I can only hope the new year has blessed me with some additional patience* as I know I will need them in the months to come...I mean how long can this really last?
*I thought it would be helpful to look up the true definition of patience and memorize it, so I could just quietly repeat it back to myself whenever I need a moment of peace away from the adorable little high-pitched "WHY?"
· Patience (noun)
1. capacity for waiting: the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with a difficult situation.