Updated: Sep 2, 2019
I've started writing twice today and ended up scratching out both entries. I was trying too hard. My thinking mechanism isn't working too well today. Maybe it has something to do with the constant screaming of the two kids who don't want to share ANYTHING, and they only want to play with whatever thing the other one has.
Kids sure have a way of testing your patience. Patience is the message I needed to hear from myself today. That's probably why whatever else I was writing was garbage.
Google on patience: "The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry."
I can't think of any one thing that challenges patience more than raising children, but if I can keep my cool in this environment, I can probably take over the world.