patient (adj): enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterised by such endurance.
Our weekend has been so busy that today my husband and I decided to watch the Latest Release DVD he rented last Saturday night.
It's been a mad day. I've been out most of the morning, have a birthday party disorder to clean up, new gifts to find homes for, and four days' worth of washing. There's the mad rush to get things back into order, which - realistically - could easily take a week to recover.
And although everyone knows there's not enough hours in the day to get everything done, here I am this afternoon (well into dinner time) madly cleaning and tidying, trying to find my dining room table so I can 'relax' tonight.
The kids aren't quite ready for bed, and the dishes need to be done. He tucks the kids in, and puts on the nappies.
Madison has a sore throat. He makes a lemon and honey drink and puts Madison back to bed.
I have another load to put in the machine, while the dryer finishes the whites.