Sunday, January 07, 2007
Things That Make Me Laugh.....
I was driving my daughter and her friend to a party last night and while they were talking in the back seat, I was borrowing my daughter's IPOD Nano. The only song she has on there that I like is "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter, and it annoys her greatly that at least once a week I ask to listen to it while we're driving somewhere. Anyway, she and her friend Megan were talking, and I had the song turned up so loud that I couldn't hear a word they were saying, which they started to take advantage of by saying some pretty silly things that they thought I couldn't hear! So finally when I caught on, I told them if they weren't nice to me, I would start singing along to the song, which was bound to sound terrible because I couldn't hear myself at all. Then I decided, just to be obnoxious, to start singing out loud. After just a few bars, much to my surprise, I heard howling from the back seat: "MOM! Will you please quit that? We're trying to talk!" It really made me giggle how funny it is to be obnoxious and annoy your teenagers. It's a parent's reward for all the hormones, drama, and moodiness. I chuckled all the way there.
Which got me thinking about things that make me laugh:
#1 - Annoying my teenagers.
#2 - My cat, Tiger. Waiting for me on the front porch when I come home. The look on her face, and her attitude is "Where the hell have you been? I'm hungry!" She looks so indignant at not having her needs catered to, it always make me laugh.
#3 - Playing Scrabble with Baron. He is a highly competitive player and takes his Scrabble VERY seriously. He's also a rat and beats me every time. But it's fun to play. Playing Scrabble with any one of my kids is also amusing. Aaron's "invented" spelling is always original.
#4 - My nephews. I almost understand the joy of grandparenting in my relationship with Will and Tyler. I love to see them, play with them, and send them back to Mama and Papa! They both crack me up. I love having a baby to play with again, without having another baby of my own.
#5 - Any Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. For obvious reasons.
What makes YOU laugh?
That's all for now. Have a good weekend.