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Toddler Speed to Patience
Created By: Laura Honeycutt

As a new mom I was not patient with my young children but knew their ideas of self-discovery had to be indulged early so they could grow and learn. After all my mom indulged me by teaching me crochet when I was 7 and found someone to teach me to knit at about 9. Walking todler speed was very dificult for me when I wanted to be someplace else. I was torn between completing my errands and being home knitting. One day I decided the only way to keep my children satisfied was to let them walk at their pace till tired and distract myself while they explored then I could continue at my own pace and get my tasks done. I put my knitting project in a bag put a harnes on each of the kids so they could not wander off and went 'toddler speed' for a walk. As they ambled down the path looking at all the interesting bugs, flowers, rocks etc. I worked my stitches in an uncomplicated sweater. It worked for all of us and none of us were impatient with the others self-discovery or lack of forward motion. Yes, the errands were completed, the inquisitive toddlers satisfied, and the sweater was finished in a timely manner. I still knit as I walk, and to remind the children, who are now all in high school, to be patient with me I take my knitting to their activities. Play practice, track and cross country events, and even scout campouts. They wear my patience with pride.


 
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