My parents were a wealth of idioms.
To the point of nausea.
I guess that’s why they’re colloquialisms.
One of their favorites was; ‘Could be worse’…..for whatever insignificant problem I was complaining about.
I guess it was to teach me to look on the bright side. (Or just shut me up!)
I find myself uttering the same platitudes to the boys…..’Could be worse’…….
But sometimes I get this niggling feeling….. in the back of my mind……. that as I lay on my deathbed, someone is going to lean down and whisper in my ear…..’Could be worse’……LOL