The title for this photo on Failblog was “I think I’ll skip this hospital!”
Sometimes teaching requires patience.
That’s ok… I get paid to develop my patience-skillz so it’s all good. (Though the year 8 boy I have this year… the one who everyone on staff knows by his first name which is rarely a good sign… is going to push me..)
Growing fruit requires it too. Again, it’s not so bad. I can wait a year or two to start getting fruit from my trees, though the five years or thereabouts before the avocado fruits is going to be a test.
Veggies? Now that’s a bit easier. A few weeks and you’re starting to eat, with things stretching out for weeks. Not much patience required there.
But getting boys to stack and unstack the dishwasher without having to be specifically asked… now that’s another story. They’ve been living here for 20 – 15 years and they KNOW that the dishwasher didn’t come equipped with fairies who do the work. Why is it so hard to see that the sink is getting full of dishes and the dishwasher needs to be emptied to move things through?
And on that note: why is it me who has to fill the shampoo and conditioner containers when they run low? I’m not the only person who uses them, after all. The containers we use are pump bottles so they use less, so all they have to do is get the big bottles of shampoo from the cupboard in the bathroom, refill the pump containers and then go on about their morning routines. No. Apparently it’s too hard to work out how to do it.
They’re not huge issues, but sometimes it’s the niggling little things that try my patience the most. Fortunately I’m a saintly sort who can rise above it.