Beep, beep, beep (imagine your alarm clock).
I don't like even thinking about it. I am not a morning person (and I'm not a night owl-I really like to sleep). Recently I had to wake up extra early to take my oldest to school. She was very much awake and very chatty. I wanted to ask her to be quiet since I wasn't in the mood to talk. I didn't though. I took this rare opportunity to chat with her.
Usually, when she comes home from school I'm lucky to have a one minute conversation with her (I mostly receive grunts). In car rides, she often puts in ear buds. I miss the chatter from when she was little. So, I ignored my impulse to tell her it was too early for so much talking.
And you know what, I enjoyed it. We laughed and connected. It was a short ride but enjoyable. I made sure to tell her that.
I hope we have more opportunities.
JENNIFER EULBERG, MA, LPC
Welcome Jennifer, our new blogger!
Jennifer is a counselor at Sandhill who specializes in depression, self-esteem, and grief & loss. Get to know Jennifer as she shares her perspectives on life, contemplates value themes, and offers gentle encouragement.
THANK YOU to Stefanie Pisarkiewicz, LPC for her blog contributions from November 2014 - February 2019!