I want to be
- able to keep it together when there’s paint on the floor — and the table — and the baby.
- one to keep my cool when the toddler with the incessantly running nose wants to climb in my lap while I’m trying to do something that requires both hands.
- willing to calmly and quietly correct the child who refuses to obey without a huge tantrum (his, not mine).
- ready to lovingly encourage the big boy who doesn’t want to do his spelling work.