Laughter has always been a big part of my life…Always in my home… from a child until today. I think it is genetic. Today, I am thankful for humor and laughter….. It can make a bad day better, an illness bearable, a stressful day relieved, a worry forgotten…. it is just good medicine.
Here is a portion of conversations that my family and I have had over the past year and I have written them down…. enjoy!
Conversation with my 9-year-old after she returned from a Parent’s Night Out at church-which was to help our Student ministry area earn money for a summer trip and of course, my co-worker, our Student Ministries Pastor, Matt.
Me: Have a good time?
Leah: Yeah, it was fun. Matt played “Rip My Throat”. That was cool.
Me: “Rip My Throat”?!? That’s a horrible name for a game! Especially for kids! Wonder why Matt didn’t give it another name?! That’s horrible. “Rip My Throat?!”
Leah: (Shaking her head and laughing) Mom, I said, “Matt gave us ROOT BEER FLOATS!”
Conversation with my daughter at the grocery store….
Allison: Mom, we need more onions and peppers.
Me: We shouldn’t. I just bought some.
Allison: I know but they are funky looking now.
So I picture rotten produce and begin to grumble about lack of quality produce at a certain grocery, etc while I load my cart with more onions and green bell peppers.
When we get home I look on the counter only to see perfectly good onions and peppers.
Allison: That they weren’t good.
Me: How? In what way?
Allison: I don’t know, they are funky looking. The onions have purple on them and something growing out of them and the peppers are turning red.
Me: Allison, these are red bell peppers and the onions you are referring to are turnips!
Me: Okay, go back and correct these and then do this one writing assignment.
Allison: Sorry, it’s just that I’ve always wanted to talk back to my teacher.
Allison: (interrupting me as I’m singing a song between contestants) Mom… Stop! You don’t have the X-Factor!
Me: I don’t?
Allison: No, You have the Y-Factor…. It’s like “Why?!? Do you keep singing?”
Conversation in the car with my 10-year-old…
Leah: Mom, do you realize that I haven’t missed one day of school yet.
Leah: I think I’m the only one in my class who hasn’t missed.
Me: That is great, Leah!
Leah: No…. That’s a hint, Mom.
Conversation in the car:
My 17-year-old had “taken” my cell phone because she thought I wasn’t paying attention. ( I wasn’t driving at the time) I demanded it back…
Me: Give me my phone now!
Me: Because I’m the mom and YOU’RE the daughter..
Leah:(10-year-old in back seat) Great Mom, way to put labels on us…
BTW-I got my phone back