Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Few things That will Make me Impatient

Day 4

What makes me impatient?

Standing in line (for anything)
Waiting on anyone
How slow my husband is
Having the kids not answer my questions
Having things repaired
The Weather

Well it pretty much sounds like  everything makes me 

The one thing that I am most concerned about though and the one reason that I am wanting to work on becoming more patient is how it makes me feel when I am caring for my husband or teenage grandchildren. I feel so angry with them. I have no patience with them. I feel like the reason that my husband shuffles his feet is just to annoy me. Not the fact that he has Parkinson's Disease. I feel like the fact that it takes him like FOREVER to answer me is because he likes to torture me; not because of the stroke or the dementia. Or that he just needs more time to process what I am saying in the first place. And I am just positive that the reason the kids don't come when I holler at them is because they love it when I am pissed at them. It couldn't possibly be because they didn't hear me. Or they are busy. Or in the bathroom. Just couldn't possibly be the reason. So I am going to sort out what is the important things that make me impatient and those are the ones that I will start to work on.

My goal for today is to give my husband the time that he needs to answer a question.


  1. I'm going to use this idea. Making a list of things that make me impatient. Because I am generally a patient person. Especially with my students.

  2. Right now I need all the help I can get in trying to work on my patience!

  3. Ooh, I like that you have a daily goal. I should do that. My husband drives me crazy when he takes forever to answer me. He has no excuses except he has his nose stuck in the computer.

    1. I wish that was Richard's excuse then I wouldn't feel so horrible when I get mad at him for not answering faster.


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