Thursday, June 16, 2011
One homeschooling-mom friend of mine who appears to have boundless amounts of patience visited us for a few days at the lake this week with her kids. Patience is a trait that I do not naturally exude. I work at it constantly and deliberately, with varying degrees of success. But my friend who visited is innately calm and patient and it was enlightening to watch her interact with her kids and observe her various mothering tactics.
Back in my pre-motherhood corporate days, I discovered that the most surprising and rewarding aspect of professional services was how much I learned from my clients. These days, I am equally surprised and rewarded learning from my kids and my mom friends.