Nothing shows a person what they don’t know than their expectations over their reality.
This can be shocking and hurtful in the beginning but as time marches on and you experience more of these little failures, sometimes they can be quite hilarious. Even some of my not so funny ones, bring a wry smile to my face. I tend to laugh at awful things, it’s how I stay alive 😉
Let’s play the funny/not funny game of expectation and reality!
1. Expectation: Homeschooling my kids will keep them away from drugs. Reality: One child will develop an addiction, straight out of grade 12. Like he waited until he was out of school, of age and out of my house before trying anything and then he really tried it.
2. Expectation: Homeschooling my kids will prevent a lice infestation. Reality: We’ve had lice too many times to count! They’d get them from public events, school kids they played with, family members in other households…le sigh!
3. Expectation: I’ve been married for over 25 years. We must be doing something right. Nothing can go wrong now! Reality: Haaa Haaaa Haaaa Haaa Haaa! And that’s all I have to say about THAT!
4. As long as I’m active and train smart, I can keep working out and maintain my strength and fitness level until I’m in my 60s. Reality: I will suffer a complete tear to my shoulder doing an over head lift with a mere 35lbs. Not only that, it will impair my ability to lift said mere 35lbs ever again. And, AND, And ; I will also suffer a nasty chronic case of bursitis on both effing hips from over use that will slow me down forever more AND dictate how far, fast and long I go. At the age of 45!
Look at all these things I thought I knew but clearly did not!
How about you? Have any expectation versus reality stories to share? Please do!
This is what it all boils down to for me now:
I’m trying! I’m sure trying.