This was us in February celebrating a van we had custom made in Minnesota, bought sight unseen and relieved that it was even more amazing than what we had envisioned.
It was pretty well established right off the bat that this was the family car/Dallins car and way too much car for me. So we also kept my mini van for obvious reasons.
Well the other day I was driving all the carpools and parked, no more like stopped the van close(ish) to the curb and let the kids pile out to go to soccer. I had a man in a truck pull up and start to be very condescending to me. I low blowed back. (see letter below) I am not proud of it but shared bc it was a great learning experience. I actually understood his frustrations, to a degree. What he didn’t realize was mine. That day I festered all day about gymnastics, I was running carpools all day in a van that is intimidating to me.
But isn’t that how all arguments are? Trying to make the other person see your POV?
I feel like there would be so much less hurt in the world and unnecessary tension if we tried listening, understanding and caring about the other side. By putting our own pride down and say you know what? I am wrong, you are wrong, its ok, lets work together and make this right.