This morning my son was feeling shitty.
He said “I don’t want to go to school today, I just want to eat chocolate cake.”
Oh, we know those days, right?
I bent down and I gently said to him “Sometimes we just feel bad and that’s life. You still have to go to school. You will feel better”.
He actually gave me a little smile and a hug.
I guess he’s getting used to the fact that life is not all rainbows and unicorns. Life is so much easier when we recognise that some days are just crap and that’s ok.
It’s the human experience. The contrast in life allows us to experience the whole range of emotions. That’s a wonderful thing.
Image by Pan Xiaozhen.