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By Cheryl Bac

Construction

Uploaded: Feb 1, 2014

Growing up in the Midwest we joked that there were only two seasons: winter and road construction. I never enjoyed the constant rerouting, noise and traffic jams (who does?)

Now that I have a toddler, however, my views of construction are beginning to improve. We recently visited a nearby park. When I saw that the large grassy area was closed off, I was disappointed. But at the same time, my son perked up at the site of a large and noisy construction truck. He thought the construction was a special treat!

One of my first memories in Palo Alto was walking out of our apartment to see a mother and son watching the road construction. The boy brought his own toy construction truck and mimicked the construction workers as they worked day in and day out. What wonderful memories they created.

How have your views of construction or other inconveniences changed after having children?

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