The first time someone told me that Engineers think differently than the rest of the world I was confused.
“You engineers see a problem and immediately start thinking of ways to solve the problem.” I was still confused.
“Not everyone is like that.” Really?? I remember being truly astonished by that assertion.
I have been a Civil Engineer by trade for almost 10 years. I have been an engineer by attitude and approach my entire life. I like processes that make the world run smoother. I like solving problems. I like scheduling things. I like building things. I am one of the lucky ones who found their way into their perfect profession and vocation, but that’s a post for another day.
For today, what does happen when an Engineer Turns Mom?
So far, I’ve found that I approach some of parenting’s challenges and conundrums much differently than my fellow parents. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, but often categorically different.
Different enough that I think I have a perspective worth voicing. So, today, The Civiled Engineer was born to share the solutions, approaches, ideas, and mishaps of using an engineering mind to parent.