Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happily ever after

In theory.

We know quite a few couples who have split up in the last few years.

When Thing 1 heard of the most recent divorce, quite close friends of ours, she said, "Mommy, does everyone break up?"

In quick succession I rattled off a list of marrieds: Grandma and Papa, Ga and Pa until he passed away, Aunt Michelle and Uncle Phil, Aunt Kristin and Uncle Barry, the Owles, Aunt Janice and Uncle Bob, Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Mitch, Nini and Sydney, our neighbors on both sides, Neeracha and Sean, Thom and Sara, Dave and Jackie, Amy and Mark, Jim and Mary Claire, Uncle Bryan and Sara, and on and on.

It's a hard thing for a child to understand. It's a hard thing for an adult to understand. In time there will be a new normal. At least that's what they say.