Monday, August 20, 2012


Today's gift is humor.

I love it when I hear my daughter laugh, but I love it even more when she creates the humorous moment in which we are all laughing!

This afternoon we were in the pool and she wanted to have some of the cherries that her daddy was eating. He came over to her in the pool and put his beer down at the edge of the pool while he was pitting the cherry. Apparently she thought he was taking too long so she grabbed his beer and threw it in the pool, and laughed hysterically! We all started laughing too, because anyone in our family knows NOT to leave cups, glasses, etc., near her otherwise she will fling them and here on "daddy's watch" she did just that....and she got one over on him! 

Both instances of humor today, involved the pool....which is her favorite place!  For some reason, she does not like wearing hats or visors or sunglasses.  She will keep them on for a little while and then they get tossed off like she is swatting at a fly!  Whenever we are out in the sun, I like it when her head, face and eyes can be protected.  Sunglasses are her least favorite, so we often compromise with a hat or visor....but this too doesn't last too long.  Whenever she decides she has had enough of her hat, she throws it off and wherever it lands it it was in the pool.  I go over and put it back on and tell her she needs to protect her beautiful face.  As soon as I turn around, she throws it off again...this time with a laugh.  Now it has become a game.  When it gets to this point, I will often let her win, until I can sneak it back on and hope she will not throw it off for a while.

Seeing her do something funny is such a treat to me.  I love the fact that she knows "how" to be funny and that she laughs at her own jokes! 

Here are some quotes for today...

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you- Langston Hughes

Humor is the greatest thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place-Mark Twain

Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility- Thomas Jefferson

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