In a flash of pure illogic, she packed the kids in the car and drove to the nearest liquor store.
At 9 pm.
On a school night.
In the freezing cold.
In their pajamas.
She parked the car and left the girls waiting for her inside the idling vehicle. This wouldn’t take long.
She knew exactly what she wanted.
She burst into the liquor store. She eyed the clerk. He nodded.
He knew what she wanted too.
He handed over a Powerball lottery sheet and she filled it out and paid. She scurried out of the store and back to the car.
The girls were waiting, confused and annoyed. But she was practically giddy from the high of her irrational exuberance.
Is this what they meant when they said ‘ignorance is bliss’?
She even sent an email saying she wouldn’t be at work the next day if she won the lottery. And then she went to bed, worn out completely from her small bit of fun.