I’ve done a lot of thinking about this (usually while I talk to myself in my head while my toddler spends fifty minutes washing her hands or my baby nurses and nurses and nurses), and I’m pretty sure the #1 personality trait mothers need for success is patience.
Forget being “nice.”
Forget being “caring.”
Forget being “supportive.”
(Okay, those help – don’t get me wrong.)
But if you can’t be calm during a tantrum or watching Cinderella for the 37th time or reading her favorite book for the 89th time in a row … I tell you, this job is gonna eat you aliiiiive….
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