Me to my kids: We’re having fish and chips for dinner tonight.
My youngest (7): I don’t like fish and chips can I have frozen peas instead?
Surely all kids should like hot chips right? Isn’t that a rule? Unless they have a severe potato allergy and even then they would still want to have chips if they could wouldn’t they?
Life is strange isn’t it?
There’s never quite the right answer for it.
It’s unpredictable in both good and bad ways.
My very dear friends cat died recently. On the back of another of her cats dying not that long ago. Both sad accidents. That doesn’t seem to be fair. That’s not okay.
Life sometimes just sucks and it’s nobody’s fault. Or there’s nobody to blame which is probably worse.
My sister in law’s mum has cancer. She’s having chemo and has a fancy new wig. Her husband died after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for a decade and now she’s sick too.
That’s not fair.
But then there’s random good things too aren’t there?
Silly laughs with a friend.
The perfect sugar-free slice of cheesecake.
Hot porridge in bed with a new book.
Clean sheets and towels.
YouTube clips of kids falling off slides.
Funny unexpected gifts in the mail.
Kindness in all its forms.
Microwave popcorn and a Disney movie.
There’s so much heavy sadness out there and sometimes in here too.
The not fair-ed-ness of life sometimes confounds me and leaves me at a loss for the right words to say.
The good moments that pop up in the midst of tragedy make it more bearable.
The strangeness of a kid not liking hot chips makes me laugh.
Life is complicated and it’s interesting isn’t it? It can all change in a second or you can be stuck in a rut for years.
I like to ramble a lot about nothing and post it online to remind myself when I look back that things change and that it usually works out okay.