• Oh, I absolutely adore this post and I’m not just saying it for saying-sake. The Chronicles of Patience. Struck a chord with me instantly, your story. Seems like we all are more similar than different. And happy you figured out that impatience is not something we can simply blame on the hormones and sit back. Love the way Life and Circumstances upped levels of patience.

    The honesty in your posts is very charming, Jairam! That’s one of the reasons why you are the kind of writer you are.

    • Jairam Mohan

      @sakshinanda:disqus, thank you so much for the kind words. Well, honesty is my defence of not being articulate and classy with my usage of English in my posts 🙂 But, honestly, thank you so much for the kind words.

      And yes, as I read more and more Parentous posts, I also realize that most parents are facing similar parenting dilemmas and this forum helps us come up with simple solutions to everday parenting issues…

      • You are articulate, and please, leave the English language away from class-ism will you? 😛

        We’re all in the same boats. That reminds me – Potty post, please?

  • Yamini Vijendran

    Come on Jairam, all you and your wife have to do is sing Ringa-Ringa Roses for the ‘job’ to be done. My son insists I dance to Bum Bum Bole (Taare Zameen Par) everytime he goes to the loo! Hows that for a test of patience… 🙁

    Your are right though… these kids bring our those reservoirs of patience in us we never thought existed. Although, mine’s a bit drier than my hubby’s, and I am working really hard at it! 🙂

    • Jairam Mohan

      @yaminivijendran:disqus, of all the songs he insists on “bum bum bole”, wonder why 🙂

  • Reema Sahay

    I am a short-fuse too, and I think, my patience level with others have not improved at all. It is only for the Star of our lives 🙂

    • Jairam Mohan

      @reemasahay:disqus, yes, they do teach us patience, don’t they?

  • Swati Nitin Gupta

    Hahaha! Your daughter reciting nursery rhymes while doing her ‘job’ so much reminded me of a time when my son was three (now he is five). Sitting on the pot and reciting all his nursery rhymes was his favourite pass time too. Now the power struggle is an ultimate test of patience when you are getting late for work and Prince A refuses to brush his teeth or do his morning chores. Talk about being patient.

    • Jairam Mohan

      @swatinitingupta:disqus , good to hear that our kids share a common interest….nursery rhymes while multitasking

  • V ki Amma

    No two kids are the same, but surprisingly, these kids are dishing out the same lessons to us! Lovely Jairam…a lesson in patience is an ongoing one and on days you fail, on someday’s you just scrape through. 🙂 Lovely post.

  • Sid Balachandran

    @jairammohan:disqus – Fortunately (or Unfortunately) our little one isn’t at that stage yet. We do try, but all we get out of him is a “shhh….” – whatever that means. We get lessons in patience during “feeding” hour – So definitely 3-4 times a day. Guess I better start learning those rhymes soon 🙂

  • Nischala

    I will soon create a “Pre-Parenting Checklist” and trust me, the first question on that list will be “ARE YOU PATIENT?”.. Like they say everything can be taught / learned, may be someone should start “PATIENCE TUTORIALS” for expectant parents.. trust me! it will be GOOD BUSINESS :).. And yes! the parenting journey is a lot easier for the patient parents!

  • I am literally LM$O, a few days ago our neighbors from 3 floors above, praised our kiddos singing skills,, I guess I don’t need to tell where she was singing… 🙂