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


  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.

  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

  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

  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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