My kids make me laugh every single day. I treasure that.
Taking the time to enjoy my kids and laugh WITH them each day is one of my secrets to being This Happy Mom.
Sometimes, it’s visual. Like the day they dressed up in costumes. (That’s the very first my kids make me laugh post.)
This time, it was an extended conversation with a series of sound bites – each one funnier than the last.
It started simply enough.
Watty: Mommy, what does a fileo fish look like?
Me: I don’t know sweetheart, I’ve never heard of that kind of fish.
(what is this all about? how has he heard of a fish i’ve never heard of. why do i let that boy read the encyclopedia?)
Watty: You know. It’s what they serve at McDonalds. The Filet-O-Fish.
Me: That’s a funny one Watty.
Honestly, I don’t know if he was trying to make a joke or if it was one of those weird things kids hear differently than adults. I do know that it was funny.
Then GoGo stepped up to bat.
GoGo: Mommy, did you install that game on YOUR iPhone that I asked you to?
Me: Why yes, yes I did.
(where is this going? why is he pestering me? he has the game on HIS ipod touch.)
GoGo: Bwahahahaha! I’m at a higher level on the game than you are!
That lasted about two days. I was determined to wipe the smirk off of his face. I sooooo beat him on that game.
Is that wrong?
And Watty went in for the kill.
Watty: Whales float when they sleep, right?
Me: I’ll take your word for it. I have never looked it up.
(again with the science stuff. no more discovery channel for this boy!)
Watty: And sharks can’t sleep or they would drown.
Me: Yes, that’s what I’ve been told.
(at least i know that part is right. i remember that from my own childhood.)
Watty: So what does an octopus do?
Me: I have no freaking clue. I have never thought about it.
When we got home, we looked it up. General internet wisdom is that they are heavy sleepers and prefer to sleep in caves.
How could I help but laugh?
My kids make me laugh. Every.single.day.
It’s my one of my favorite parts of being a mom.
How have your kids made you laugh today? If they haven’t, stop everything… go play with them until you giggle!
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. [/author_info] [/author]