Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Reminder


I have felt ... less than patient lately as Abby approaches four years old and all the behaviour it entails. I lose my patience with her new practice of asking incessant questions and it's not a me I like. This blog is  about fostering curiosity, why wouldn't I want my daughter, the offspring of a journalist, no less, to be lacking in curiosity? 
I can't expect her to ask many engaging, thought-provoking questions yet, so I get frustrated at, "who is that lady? why is she walking? what is her name? why you don't know her name? does she have a dog?" All day, every day. And so, a reminder for myself and all the other mamas of inquisitive, growing four-year-olds:

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

4 comments:

  1. :)
    I admit, I tune out sometime when Noah goes on with his long winded run on sentences.... but at the same time, it is sweet to hear him and all of his ideas.

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  2. I've discovered a major weakness in me is my extreme lack of patience. It's something that I recognize lately as a problem and I need to fix. I have all the patience in the world for some things and almost none for the usual day to day workings of a 4 year old

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  3. Love that quote! I don't have kids, but my dog's curiosity sure is annoying sometimes. Why must he sniff everything we pass! ;-D

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  4. Amen! My patience has never been super great, but this stage of S's life combined with being pregnant and having a 2 year old who is definitely in the "terrible twos" (we skipped those with S) makes for an easily annoyed mama. I try to catch my breath and remind myself they "don't know any better" are just learning and are truly curious (not rude, like some of those questions seem haha) I love that quote!

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