“What is a coincidence?” my youngest asked.
To be honest, I couldn’t exactly define it, so I gave him the examples he needed to understand.
A coincidence is when you are out berry picking, and everyone randomly starts talking about turtles. Then one appears on the side of the trail.
A coincidence is when you show up 40 minutes early for the swimming lessons at the camp in the middle of nowhere, so you decide to drive around randomly looking for a snack distraction, and you laugh at your children when one says he wants Subway, and another says he wants Bulk Barn. Then, out of nowhere, on the country road, you see a Smart Centre. What stores does it have? Of course, there is a Subway and a Bulk Barn. Not that you go to both!
A coincidence is when you forgot you signed up for swimming lessons this week, so you decide to go to the evening showing of Ghostbusters instead of the matinee you had originally planned on and your husband comes home from work four hours early, so you can all go together!
A day of happy coincidences!