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How Patient Are You?

I am in charge of lunch duty for our Pre-K 3 class.  With little hands and fingers, much help is needed.  Parents pack the children's lunch but it still needs to be opened and straws inserted into juice boxes.  I hear choruses of Miss Debbie from the whole group of children at once.  Each one needs help and ...they want that help NOW!

I've had to stop at times and ask them "How many Miss Debbie's are there?".  They laugh and shout ONE Miss Debbie!  So I ask them to raise a quiet hand.  I tell them they need to learn to be patient.  I will help each one of them as soon as possible.  But patience is not something 3 and 4 year olds typically demonstrate.

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Blessings and love,
Debbie Petras
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  1. Good morning! Having worked as an aid for years can I ever relate to this post! haha...though they called me Mrs. Class...It sometimes took a good 10 minutes just to get around to them all to get their straws in and containers opened ETC. (and these were elementary kids, not pre-schoolers, haha)I can remember saying, "Remember, my ears can't hear LOUD voices...and my eyes see quiet hands and patient faces first." Thanks for the walk down memory lane this morning...Hope you have a good day! HUGS

  2. Heading over there...

  3. Debbie - Guess god is talking to several of us today about patience. :)
    Blessings to you - Marsha

  4. I left a comment at Laced with Grace - a wonderful, Spirit-filled post, Debbie!

  5. Somehow this is one of those words that seems to weave it's way in and out of my life, and a lot more IN than I would like! I love your words Miss Debbie, and I love your heart!


  6. This was such a good lesson and wise words from a young boy!

    Have a good weekend

  7. Ahhh the word patience....dangerous to pray for that one I have found from experience......You are a jewel working and influencing these kids day after day..God bless your efforts to bring forth much fruit from these kids....

  8. Hi Debbie, I linked to this post yesterday. I thought it dovetailed perfectly with what I started to write about! Loved it! Lori


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