I don’t know about you mommy’s out there but becoming a mother has taught me patience as well as not being so selfish about my needs. I think the first time I truly learned patience was when my daughter was six months old, she was sitting up by then and moving all around the house. I remember being sick, I had a fever and all that great stuff, I remember getting up from a nap, my sister was keeping an eye on her at the time, or so I thought. I come out of my bedroom, and into the living room to silence, I look around for Nyla to find her in a corner covered from head to toe in Vaseline. She emptied the whole container; it was on her, on the floor, rubbed into the floor around her. Everywhere! I remember laughing, I wasn’t even angry, because she looked so funny, all I could do was laugh. She was a baby and didn’t know any better; however it was my fault mostly for leaving it within her reach. That alone taught me to move thing out of her reach because once she started pulling herself up to a sitting position she was trying to reach for everything. I gave her a bath, scrubbed her from head to toe and eventually brought another container of Vaseline that I made sure stayed out of her reach. And you would think after I had my son that that rule would have resurfaced, but no because at six months old he emptied a whole bottle of baby powder on his head and he too was in a corner. Lesson learned: when your child is a bit too quiet check all corners of the house you might find a surprise that will make you laugh!
What have you found your kids doing in the corner?