Friday, February 6, 2009

Learning Patience

When Rosalie gets hungry--at least eight times a day--she gets SO hungry. She hangs off the front edge of her highchair tray until I put her in and then moans and whines frantically until she gets something to eat. I have to make soothing reassurances while I'm fetching the juice, or opening the can of mandarin oranges--"Hold on, I'm almost done. Just a minute."
So I was halfway through making her some Ramen when I tuned in to realize that she wasn't whining for a change; she was repeating this to herself: "Ho'd on, Me. Ho'd on, Me."

5 comments:

kate said...

hee hee!! i have to tell myself that many times a day. she is so ahead of the game.

Jenny said...

So nice when kids can talk themselves out of feeling stressed.

Katie said...

Wow. that's more than most adults can do. that is so funny... and nice for you.

Sarah C. said...

That is beyond precious. And she was probably taking her cue from your patience.

olderockhouse said...

How sweet! I love your posts!