When we say something is a roller coaster -- a relationship, a class, a trip to the store -- it's because has its ups and downs. Sometimes, riding on a roller coaster itself is a roller coaster.
Just take Kira, a young girl whose first roller coaster ride both basically a metaphor for my Mondays and very entertaining for her mother.
Behold, her first ride on a roller coaster, as my Monday:
7 a.m.: ALRIGHT! I'M READY TO TAKE ON THE DAY!
9 a.m.: Wait, is this really happening?
12 p.m.: Get me outta hereeeeeeee!
2 p.m.: Seriously?!?!?
5 p.m.: I am NOT doing this again.
And now, the magical ride (day), in full: