Many things are in mind after yet another mega life change, but I will start with wandering thoughts about the nuclear family concept.
It's something I wonder about often nowadays, nothing in particular and also much in particular...like, why so much emphasis is placed on the concept and why it is so damn easy to break?
I suppose that "nuclear" is just another description of "family", and "nowadays", sounding like my father, there are so many kinds of "family".
Do we get this from tv and our relatives before that, that a two-parent household with man and woman is the correct one? And is that type of family going to be part of the stone age eventually?
Wandering along, I think too of how it's been made that we as people can, simply put, fill out some forms, produce a cauldron of gold coins and get out of that nuclear family.
The concept of "family" has me boggled as well, for if you can be duped by your own "family", then what does the word mean? Different things to different people, surely, but then begs the question, what to teach children this means and how to teach a child to be a good person, when the rug under their world gets pulled out from under and earth turned to quicksand?
When people treat others badly, and kids have it done and witness it, how to then keep drilling it in that they should be good people, when good isn't always done in turn?
ETA, if I pick someone to plan and share a life with and chose so wrongly how to help these kids fend for themselves and not get hurt, but also have kindness? Where's the center of that gravity? To be open to people in your life, but not vulnerable?
How the mind wanders under duress...
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess