Remember the old Alanis Morisette song “Ironic?” I never listened to her music, in fact the whiny sound of her voice grates on my nerves, and her lyrics/choice of language isn’t my preference. I never owned her CD, and wouldn’t endorse her, but for whatever reason… I have had that song stuck in my head today. Not the whole song, because I don’t know the whole song… just a few lines.
It’s like rain on your wedding day,
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid,
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take.
It’s a traffic jam when you’re already late.
It’s 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
Who would’ve thought? It figures…
Well, it rained on our wedding day, and we’re doing alright. My advice would be to ask if you can take a rain check on the free ride… We live somewhere where traffic jams are basically non-existent (unless cows on the road count,) try using the other end of your spoon as a knife- it works surprisingly well, and yeah… life’s like that. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, rest assured that there’s a “who would’ve thought?” moment heading your way!
In our house, there is a lot of Weird Al-ishness going on. We always take songs and change the words for whatever situation we are dealing with at the time. So, in honor of my husband and son, here are some of the lines from my version:
“Ironic” Through the Eyes of a Mom & Home-maker
It’s like ten 1/4th cup measuring cups when all you need is a 1/3.
It’s like a diaper bag with snacks, wipes, cream, milk, etc. when all you need is a diaper.
It’s like getting completely dressed for church and being vomited on just as you walk out the door.
It’s like cooking dinner for your husband, and finding out he’s not hungry when he gets home.
It’s like cooking your toddler’s favorite dinner only to find out he doesn’t like it today.
Isn’t life ironic? Isn’t it crazy beautiful?
Sometimes you just have to laugh…or alter the recipe, change clothes, tie a cloth around your kids’ bum, put supper in a tupperware in the fridge for lunch tomorrow, and just keep truckin’.
I’d love to hear some “ironic” lines from your perspective- leave me a comment or two 🙂
Have a wonderfully ironic Wednesday, friends!