It was a gorgeous weekend here is Northeastern Pennsylvania. The sun was shining, it was incredibly warm, my day lillies are sprouting, and the birds were chirping. What more could one ask for? This is one of my favorite times of the year and it looks like some of my household feels the same. Anna’s been enjoying the soggy sand in the sandbox…..
The Cozy Coupe is ready to go…..
And even the dog was so excited that she entertained herself for hours.
I get to steal Anna from her mommy and daddy every Saturday night and part of Sunday. This is a time that both of us really look forward to and I find it just amazing what I learn from this precious little 2 year every single week.
This was a particularly interesting weekend for me. I don’t know if I’ve been a little too cooped up over the winter or if I’m just a little more stressed than usual but I guess my tension was there to be seen. Saturday night we were making sandwiches and I was trying to open up a jar of pickles. Well wouldn’t you know that the darn can wouldn’t open (even as I was banging the lid against the kitchen counter). Out of nowhere Anna says “Grammie, be patient and take a rest”. Umm…I just wanted to get the darn thing loosened up.
Then on Sunday morning we were running a little late for church (now if you know me at all, you know that I’m NEVER late). As we were sitting at the third red light (ahhhhhh!!!!) I was muttering to myself in what I thought was a quiet tone, “Come On…..Come On Already” when I heard a very soft voice from the car seat: “Grammie, have patience.The light is red. ”
Now wait a minute, I think that last weekend we were sitting at this VERY SAME light and Anna was saying “Go Grammie, just go!” and I was explaining the concept of a red light. What happened to Grammie?
So then in the afternoon we headed out to the garage to dust off some of the summer toys and what the heck, the toys were buried, barely to be found. The garage looked like a hurricane struck it now that I was taking a really good look and trying to find something. What the heck!!! We don’t have time for this, we want to get out and play.
Ummm…..have patience Grammie. It’s only a mess out here because you didn’t put things away in an organized manner in the fall. It’s not worth getting worked up about. Find what you want, dust it off, and go enjoy the afternoon.
I think that all of us, at one time or another, can use a moment to take a step back and get a grip on our frustrations. I think I just need to get a grip and put things in perspective.
Life is good
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Take it one step at a time
Keep it simple s***** (I hate that word!)
Life is what you make of it
These are all great things to take to heart. Spring has sprung and with it I’m going to dust off my newly recognized level of impatience. Patience is a virtue that I’m ready to embrace…all thanks to the mouth of a babe!