No one in our house makes choices for anyone else. We support, we advise, we debate. We do all that plenty. But choices are made by the one who has to live with that choice.
We call that practicing freedom. We all live by it, grown ups and kids alike.
We also call it building accountability. We all live by it, grown ups and kids alike.
We have all made discoveries along the way.
That practicing freedom is not easy. Letting others use their freedom and seeing them make choices we do not like is difficult.
That accountability can be a heavy load to carry. Things would be so much easier if we did not have to be responsible for our actions.
Easier roads entice and beckon. Every day and at every turn.
But we have made a promise to stick to the plan. And we stick to it no matter what.
Hard choices have a bigger payoff at the end of the day. That’s our carrot.