Who hasn’t experienced La Crosse’s new roundabout on Cass Street yet? Everyone I’ve spoken to who has is totally loving it – including me. It flows so well and keeps things moving.
It’s kind of fun.
But when the idea came up, when we had to wind our way around detours while it was being constructed, most people thought – “Why? Everything was fine the way it was!”
It seems that’s often the way it is with change – whether it’s personal, family, work or municipal matters. Continuing to do what we’re used to, what we’re comfortable with, or even doing what we’re frustrated with, sometimes seems the way to go.
It certainly can be that way in parenting. As parents, we often accept and live with behaviors that frustrate and annoy, (both our children’s and our own) because that’s just the way it is – or they”ll never listen – or I don’t have the time or energy.
But when we decide – okay I’m ready to take the steps I need to take, change my way of thinking/doing/ responding – explore what might be a different way, a simpler way – a smoother way – we’re ready for a roundabout.
Anyone who has that something going on in their parenting life and would like some simple “construction work” to smooth things out, don’t hesitate for even one more minute.
Just call and let me know.
We’ll work on your own personal “parenting roundabout” with not too much disruption.