Having teenagers in the house – and having a good relationship with those teenagers – opens so many avenues of conversation, it’s hard to choose which one to go down. We usually go down them all. Simultaneously.
The beauty of those heart-to-hearts is that we learn from one another, exploring life paths and …
Suddenly, we’re off chasing another subject! Apparently squirrels this time!
Which brings me to a thought my teens and I have been pondering for some time:
Chasing Squirrels – Everyone Else’s Squirrels
Whenever someone announces, “We do this!” it provides a peek into their loves and an opportunity to live their love. And there is a place for sharing our loves, and enjoying each others’ loves, but what about OUR loves? Don’t they count, too?
When do we stop loving their loves – or at least looking into their loves – and start finding out what we love? And loving our own loves?
For example …
Never mind. 🙂
I was going to list the squirrel bait that works on me, the topics that get me running down a rabbit trail quicker than you can say, “Hop to it!”
But I’m Concerned
If I say, “Squirrel!” will you run after my squirrel, while your own squirrel is left in a tree? Alone. Waiting for you to return?
Do you recognize your distracting squirrels?
Do you have a hard time keeping your squirrels in line when you are online? Here’s a printable for you! Fill out the simple sections and post near your computer for easy reference!
The next time someone cyber-hollers, “Squirrel!” check your list.
- If you’re nuts about the subject, follow the scent!
- If not so much, save it for later.
- And if you just don’t have the taste for it, nothing says you have to take the bait.