November 01, 2021

Would You Rather...? (A few hard ones!)

Well, we ended up getting only SIX trick-or-treaters yesterday! I don't know how it was everywhere else, but a lot of my friends/family around here were saying that they didn't get many trick-or-treaters. That was a big bummer. And now I have 30 29 28 27 candy bars left over. Hahaha! Not at all how I expected it to go.

Jerry and I had fun, though. We watched Scream 3 and played Ticket to Ride in the garage. The weather was PERFECT for trick-or-treating! Not too cold, no rain or wind... I don't think we've ever had such good weather on Halloween.

I wasn't sure what to write today, so I thought maybe a few "Would You Rather...?" questions would be fun. I picked questions that I thought were REALLY difficult ones--questions that really required thought. (Not to say that they are profound, serious questions--even the silly ones can be really tough to choose!).  I'm so glad that we don't actually have to make decisions like this in real life...

(I got these questions from the Parade website)

Q: Would you rather be in jail for five years or be in a coma for a decade?

A: Jail would obviously be terrifying and horrible, I'm sure. And basically going to sleep then waking up 10 years later would mean I missed SO much that has happened. I think I would actually choose going to jail for five years. Of course, I've never been there, so maybe if I spent a single night in jail I'd change my mind! A friend of mine spent a night in jail earlier this year and said it was the absolute worst experience of his life and he'd do pretty much anything to never experience it again.

In jail, I could at least hear about my family and friends and what's going on in the world, and also know that I'd be done in five years. Waking from a coma after a decade would be super difficult to learn about all the experiences I missed (good or bad): weddings, deaths, babies, etc.

(This picture is from when Jerry, the kids and I did an escape room in a jail cell)

Q. Would you rather have a pause or a rewind button in your life?

A. I'm always saying that I wish I could just hit a pause button in my life so that I don't feel so overwhelmed or rushed--that I could just take some breaths and then worry about whatever I'm worrying about next week or even just the next day. Time goes by so fast! But I'm also always saying that I wish I could go back and do things differently (especially as a parent; I think that I've done a decent job as a mom, but I think all parents have things they'd do differently if able).

If I could pick pause or rewind, I think I'd pick rewind. I hate that my kids are pretty much adults now! Spending time with Luke and Riley makes me wish that Noah and Eli were that little again (only if I was still as young as I was then! Haha).

Q. Would you rather hear a comforting lie or an uncomfortable truth?

A. I feel like I'm probably in the minority on this one, but I'd probably rather hear a comforting lie. I'm a super sensitive person and I think that ignorance is bliss in a lot of situations. It obviously depends on the situation, but for the most part, I would want to be feel better with a lie.

A good example would be something like knowing the circumstances/details of a loved one's death; I would ask for the details, but I would also hope that whoever is telling me about them would know to lie and tell me that the death was painless and quick or something like that. I'm good at picking up on lies, though, so they have to be super convincing!

And we'll end with a not-so-serious one:

Q: Would you rather always have B.O. and not know it or always smell B.O. on everyone else?

A: Oh, man. How to choose?! As awful as it may be to the people around me, I think I'd rather always have B.O. (body odor, in case you don't know what it stands for) than to always smell B.O. on everyone else. That smell is so distinctive and repelling, I don't think I could manage to be around it all the time! If I didn't know I had B.O., well, hey--ignorance is bliss, right? ;)

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