Being a mother to three kids, married to a man with a sarcastic sense of humor, and having four kittens running around my house leads to having moments filled with laughter. There is never a dull moment around here at all. In fact, I LONG for those moments where I can go hide and get away from my kids. I swear those buggers capture me even in their sleep. Yet, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
My favorite movie has become Mom’s Night Out because it reminds me that although we are stressed as mothers day in and day out that we need to remember that we can enjoy those moments when our kids are JUST BEING KIDS. So many times in the past I have failed miserably at doing that.
I didn’t laugh at those things they did that landed them in a big mess on the floor. Like the time, my two year old son got ahold of the baby powder and decided to literally SHOWER OUR BEDROOM. Our entire queen size bed was covered in white, our dresser, and our floor. The funny thing was we found him curled up on the floor drawing in the white powder.
This same child also decided our freezer, washer, kitchen wall, and his sister’s dresser were just to bare for him to handle. He wrote his and his sister’s name all over the walls repeatedly. He just learned how to write his name, and he sneaked to do it every chance he got. We were furious at the time. (I still don’t know how he had enough time to actually do it because he’s 9/10 right under my nose.) However, to be honest, when I look at his name and drawings on my kitchen wall, I’m actually dreading covering them up when we paint our kitchen wall.
Jimmy is growing up and reaching that puberty stage and is starting to ask the standard questions about how our bodies work. To keep my promise, I’m not going to tell you which question he asked, but watch the A Whole Other Hole off of Season 2 of the Orange is the New Black show, and I’m sure you’ll get the picture. He’s asked some other off the wall questions too as he has gotten older. Sometimes I regret making the car ride a safe place to ask me anything, because there are times he just asks me questions that makes me laugh so hard that my eyes water and it’s hard to drive.
Zeva has many temper tantrums, and there are times when her little tantrums just make me laugh because she looks so utterly terrible when she’s throwing a fit. She’s done other little things, but nothing that has stuck to my memory yet. She’s only two, and I’m confident she’ll more than catch up.
My kittens always make me laugh. They love to play and chase each other. I love to watch them play hide and seek and attack with each other. My little tiny kitten is spoiled rotten. She came up to me the other day and literally went on her hide legs and begged for her little cup of milk. (I had the nerve to want to use the bathroom before I gave her milk first thing in the morning.) It was so utterly cute. I wish I had my camera on with me when she did that.
My husband makes me laugh all the time. I wish I had a tape recorder in my pocket to catch him when he gets in one of his joking moods because I’d love to share this side of his personality with the world. You’d love to listen too I’m sure.
What are some of the things your kids have done that have made you laugh?