If I had a dollar for every time I've heard it, I could probably sendmy ninth child to college. "All those children! You must be so patient." It's as if people think that hospitals infuse patience after delivery. Or maybe they think that only people naturally gifted with patience are able to conceive more than twice. Or maybe they think that being in the presence of lots of children automatically results in patience. In reality, patience is a highly valued virtue in a home with many children and we all work to cultivate it. Some days, patience is much more abundant than others.Read the rest here.