Ah, That's Better
I had been venting my frustration into the listening ears of my sweetie. I've been working so hard, so consistently, so insistently with this particular child, who seems wholly impervious to my every tactic. (My sweetie listens patiently and supportively to my tantrum. You think caregivers don't have teeny little lady-like tantrums from time to time? Ha!) And then he speaks words of wisdom, soothing and kind, putting the whole endeavour into its right perspective: "You succeed with this child every time you reach the end of the day and the child is still alive." He's so wise.