No Fair

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  1. Any time my brother and I said something about something not being fair when we were growing up, my mom’s response was always, “Whoever told you that life was fair?”

    It was a good response and one I’m grateful to her for. I’ve recalled it countless times, and it has shaped the way I see the world.

    Also, I guess I had forgotten your daughter’s name was Alexa. I LOVE that name. Have thought about naming my own child that — someday.

    Happy Saturday!

    1. “Happy Saturday” just sounds so strange. I’m so used to “Happy Sabbath.” Even now. Odd how things stick with us because of how long they were an ingrained part of our lives. I love your mom’s response to that “not fair” argument. My mom just told us there were things we would never understand. She was wrong. I do understand now that I’m older and, eh hem, wiser.

      As for Alexa, I have always loved that name. I can’t stand it when people call her Alexis, though. Argh. It took us ages to finally settle on it as the name for her, though. There were a lot of vetoes. And as for your own child someday, I could definitely see you with a little Alexa of your own. 🙂

      1. I actually like the name Alexi, too, for a boy. I fell in love with it when I read “The Brothers Karamazov,” by Dostoevsky.

        And I know what you mean about “Happy Sabbath.” I thought about that when I wrote that, but I pretty much refuse to say it, even to my Adventist friends.

      2. I sometimes say it out of habit. Still. Sometimes I wonder if it took way too much away from me that I still haven’t gotten back yet. For boys, we had two solid names picked out, but we never had the occasion to use them.

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