Today was a long day. I had tons of work to do, several meetings to attend. To top the day off, I had to drive Ayva to our church, during rush hour, about a 1/2 hour away. Then come home. Then go back and get her a couple of hours later. Needless to say, I’m exhausted. When we came home, Ayva put on her jammies, and right before I was getting ready to kiss her goodnight and go in my room and crash, she said, “What about our Bible story?” A few nights ago, we started a nightly Bible lesson, and I’d told her that we’d go through it every night. I wasn’t talking about tonight, though! I meant another night, one when I wasn’t trying to rush her to bed!
Three months ago, I took a pledge with Little Remedies® to say yes to less negativity, and to be more patient in daily situations. The reminder popped in my mind as I inhaled a deep, calm breath and said, “Oh! Thanks for reminding me.” I sat next to her in the bed, and went through the five minute lesson. FIVE MINUTES, y’all. I was getting ready to lose it over the time it takes to watch commercials during a television show. When I was done reading, I held Ayva’s hand and she said a sweet prayer. My heart swelled up, and I felt grateful that I was able to be patient and present.
Another time when parents have to be patient is present is when their little ones aren’t feeling well. Little Remedies® believes that parents should say yes to less negativity, distractions, sugar…basically anything that takes away from having a wonderful quality of life. All of their products are free from artificial colors, artificial flavors and alcohol. The Soothing Cough Syrup has a natural berry flavor, and helps to relieve the symptoms of cough. You can focus your attention on giving hugs and love, Little Remedies® will help to sooth their throat.
Don’t wait until your baby gets sick to practice your patience. Pledge, like me and other Little Remedies® parents, to say yes to less negativity, and yes to more patience and calm. Here’s a family that is saying yes to less, but in a different way. The Applegate Family is saying yes to less waste, and more opportunity. Check it out!
Tell the truth…are you patient with your little one after a long day of working?
Monday 3rd of March 2014
I am working on it .... I know after a long day last week my God Daughter wanted to be picky about dinner, we stopped at two different places and I was so ready to put my head on a pillow :/
Sunday 2nd of March 2014
I am doing my best to be aware that my patience is at a minimum at the end of the day. I am trying to treasure each moment I have with my children because I know they are growing up so fast. I don't want to have regrets that I didn't do the little things with them. I am sure Ayva was glad you took those 5 minutes.
Friday 28th of February 2014
Yes. So needed this. My three year old's love language is definitely quality time. I have to tell myself to be more attentive to him now. They grow up so fast. Cherish every minute.