A few years ago, I received a call from a friend of mine who was ecstatic after a breakthrough weekend that he’d just had with his daughter.
That previous Friday afternoon, he’d driven to his daughter’s college campus for the annual Parent’s Weekend.
Between her school work, her boyfriend and her packed social schedule, his daughter’s calendar always seemed to be wonderfully full – and this being her senior year, she seemed to be even busier than usual!
What I learned by getting mad at taxi drivers, airport security and missing my kids’ spring break.
Years ago, I committed to speak at a conference, without realizing at the time that this speaking engagement would cause me to miss most of my children’s spring break.
When the event was over, I wanted to get home as quickly as possible so that I could spend at least a day with my kids before they went back to college.
I’d already arranged to catch an earlier flight over the phone.
I thought everything was sorted out for me to arrive home early…