I can’t believe how much time has passed since my last post – as much as I am enjoying writing to you all, life often gets crazy busy and gets in the way. Fortunately for me, part of that busyness was a wonderful trip with my husband to Key West, Florida to celebrate our anniversary. It’s amazing to realize how disconnected you can get from each other during the day to day tasks of parenting and life, so I was really thankful to have that time to reconnect with him and hope you all take time for yourselves and your marriage throughout your parenting journey. In that vein, I thought I would share a few nuggets of humor with you on this Friday, in the hopes that it will refresh you at the end of your week.
One of the things I love about spending time with children is enjoying the many fun and entertaining things they say on a daily basis. Fortunately, I have recorded a few of the best things my own children have said over the years, but I know that I have missed recording the majority of them (sadly). One of my favorite apps is called Little Hoots, because it makes it so easy to record your child’s various wise and wonderful words on the fly. They also send out a weekly email called “Hoots of the Week” that share the posts that generate the most response on FaceBook each week (within the app you have the option to share your posts on your social media page). It is so much fun to read that email each week and I almost always find at least one nugget that makes me laugh out loud.
Some of the best ones I’ve read recently include:
When a 6 year old and his mom were stuck behind a street sweeper going about 8 miles per hour, the child exclaimed, “This is Great! We get to be the first car to drive on a clean street.” I think the reason this struck me so funny is because I was fairly certain that wasn’t what the mom was thinking. What fun it is to imagine the levity that this sweet, positive outlook provided for the mom that day.
A 7-year old and 11-year old were arguing about who could push the elevator buttons. The older child said, “I never get to push the buttons” and the younger one replied, “You’re pushing my buttons right now!” (do I need to add that the younger one was a girl?) As a parent, I can so visualize the dynamics of arguing over privileges like pushing elevator buttons, and yet the sass of her answer just makes me chuckle.
Lastly, one of my daughters funniest quotes is from when she was 4 years old and we were at church on Palm Sunday. When she got her palm leaf, she began waving it around and asked me, “Mom, do we whack people with it?” Clearly, the Palm Sunday story hadn’t taken root yet, but humor at church is the best and worst kind because you are trying to hold in your laughter which just makes whatever sparked your amusement seem even funnier.
I hope you enjoyed some laughter as you were reading and have a fabulous weekend!