Friday, November 9, 2012

Grateful For ...Patience

Not mine.
No, definitely not mine.


For weeks now I have been marvelling at just how very, very patient this boy is.

This boy who was an only child with a damn good lifestyle up until a couple of months ago.

Magoo has astounded me with how well he has adapted to being the big brother around here.
He continuously floors me with how tolerant and patient he can be.
Not to mention how loving, sensible and kind he is.

Magoo hasn't complained once in two months, despite often having to wait for attention, stuff, assistance, me...

He goes about his business independently a lot of the time
- fancying himself as a bit of a junior Mr. Maker with all of his crafts, construction and Lego building on the go.

He goes out of his way to help me and just goes with the flow when plans change or fall through.

Just this morning, we were meeting friends at the zoo.
Until I forgot my mobile (smacks head) - and couldn't contact them to rendezvous.
Magoo took it in his stride -  hopeful that we would bump into them on our travels around the grounds,
but dealing with it when we didn't.

I think I could learn a thing or ten from him.

Linking with Maxabella Loves' 52 Weeks Of Grateful
Shar :-)


Tamsyn said...

He is such a sweet boy. Somehow I doubt my little guy is going to be quite so patient with the new baby :)

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

My Jordy is like that too. A few weeks ago I dumped her beach playground mornings three times a week for my boxing class. Kids are welcome and she spends the hour playing with her dolls and the baby. Geez, we've been blessed with some great kids.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Magoo sounds like a darling boy, he is so handsome Shar. When I compare this to how poorly Angus reacted to his little brother, I can't help but think the slightly larger age gap is a much better thing... well at least it might have been for Angus. But alas, we battled through it and now have two 'relatively' excellent little mates xo

Farmers Wifey said...

Aww I bet it seems like he grew up in a mere second....that's what it's like to be a big brother xo

Mez said...

Oh what a gorgeous boy! Sometimes we underestimate just how amazing they can be! Well done on raising such a fine young man! Cheers, Mez (via Maxabella)

Mandy Ferry said...

My kids don't have much patience and when they lose it, I am often reminded what I am like when I lose it. not pretty.

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

He is looking so grown up Shar, how lovely that he is being such a wonderful big brother.