Me: Lincoln, you seem really impatient tonight.
Lincoln: I realized that when I was whining so much.
Lincoln recognized tonight that he was being impatient and whiney, yet he continued to do it and I continued to react and be angry. When he had finally settled down enough to come over and give me an apologetic hug we talked about it and he understood why I had been upset. I apologized to him for my anger and realized that my behavior had been just as poor as his.
I am so glad that my children are so forgiving and we can learn together.