Knowing What to Expect

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We’ve all been there: going to someplace new, meeting new people and not knowing what to expect. It’s a bit unnerving. No matter our age, no matter our situation, if we don’t know what to anticipate, I think most of us can admit; we feel a bit uneasy.

I was reminded of this recently when we were headed someplace new with our 6 year old son. He had a million questions as we were driving: Curious is an understatement. So we chatted about where we were headed, we did our best to answer his questions and give him as much insight as possible. Helping him to imagine where we were going and what was going to be expected of him as far as behavior, who was going to be there, etc.

As we head out this holiday season to celebrations, dinners and office parties – don’t forget to take a few minutes to have dialogue with our significant other (or date) and fill them in a bit. Give them an idea of ‘what to expect’, what they’re walking in to, who might be there, etc.

I think we can agree; we all have a much better time when we have an idea of what to expect….no matter if we are 6 or 66.

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