Dealing With The Speed Humps in Life
As Girl gets older and we get wiser (hey! I can see you raising that eyebrow) we can predict quite easily the sort of things that will cause Girl some distress and the signposts are clear, warning us of bumps and hazards in the road ahead.
So, what do you do when you see a speed-hump in the road? The Hubster lines up the wheels so that two go over the hump (doesn’t want to scrape the under chassis) but still goes full pelt over them, all the passengers get thrown around the car and feel a bit sick. My mother in law does no aligning just carries on driving as if they didn’t exist. Personally, I slow down and line up my wheels so they don’t touch the hump. In fact, except for a slowing down you wouldn’t even know the bump had been there. I am such a good driver (unless you include parallel parking outside my house).
So, why not use the same method for the bumps in life? I already see a few bumps ahead and potential hazards and one huge potential landslide. In the next few weeks school will be finishing, then there are holidays, family visiting for a few weeks and then leaving, a new teacher and new classroom, contact, days out, birthdays, Halloween (Girl gets very excited about Halloween). Then we have the landslide. Girl’s grandfather’s cancer is terminal, this is going to have a huge emotional impact on us all. I can see this is a very bumpy road ahead so I must start slowing down and aligning my vehicle.