2012/05/04

I get to Laugh

One of the wonderful things about having so many children is the opportunity God gives me to laugh. Libby in particular can set me rolling. Sometimes even when I'm driving and she's chatting at me from the backseat I get so tickled by her. It's hard to keep the car from swerving.

For instance, yesterday she was invited on a play date. I think it was her first ever. I should have a record for these kind of things, but alas, I do forget to record all of the happenings here. Back to Lib. Upon picking her up from her friends house. I discovered she had given our life story away to her friends mother. I was amused by all of the details of our life that Libby had divulged to the momma of her friend. I wondered to myself, "Did Libby even play with her friend or did she talk to the momma the whole time." I think that Libby is so used to having so many folks older than her to talk too that she is used to more adult conversation vice peer conversation. Anyway. She disclosed our ages to the mom, even that Jake is '56'. Yeah, he looks great for his age. She revealed that we have date night on Fridays and that the kids eat macaroni and cheese, pizza, and chocolate milk. She told about Hazel's sweet little antics and how she is such a cute baby. She also told about the movies that we watch. Can you guess where this is going? Apparently, "when I'm not around" the kids watch episodes of 'The Planet of the Apes.' These old videos are rated G.. But, Libby put a little spin on a recent video that she supposedly watched. Mind you, I'm driving pretending to be a normal person who lives with normal people.. so Libby tells, "We watch Planet of the Apes, except that the Apes are in charge and they capture the people and they do experiments on the people (here's the kicker) and they take the peoples eyeballs out!" After an awkward moment of silence I had to start laughing, like really laughing hard. As if I'd let the kids watch a movie where peoples eyeballs are coming out. Nope. But Libby in all of her funny little girl mischief had to make that up and add it in. I'm sure her friends mom was thinking what on earth goes on at your house...

Libby still wishes I was her Spanish mother. She has me rattle off words in Spanish. She'll say, "Talk to me in Spanish, mommy." I do my best, but honestly that's not my native tongue.

At home when we are hanging out Libby will play with Silas. Sometimes she gladly plays with him, other times she's had quite enough the boys and wants to be alone. So this week she had had enough I guess and told Silas he wasn't allowed in her room. Poor little man. He was pretty upset and started to slink away dejected. I was about to console him when Libby opened her squeaky bedroom door and declared, "Never mind Silas, we are playing house and we need someone to be the daddy!" Silas was revived and responded, "Okay Bibby!" He bolted up the stairs and played house for a good while with her.

Libby also thinks she knows how to Break Dance. She runs to the middle of the room and does this little spin maneuver and bounces on her little head and flips herself over. Lest you think she came up with this on her own.. I want you to know that Jake put this idea in her head. Somehow we landed on the topic of crazy things that were popular when we were kids. Break dancing came up and Jake and I were trying to show our children some cool moves we used to do. Cool is no longer an adequate word to describe those moves. Try 'old' and 'painful'. Colby couldn't believe his eyes. He said, "So this is the decade my parents came from." Yeah, I think he was pretty disappointed. What's funny is that the kids want to teach Samuel how to Break Dance. There are some learn to break dance videos on you tube they intend to use.

Colby and I were driving the other day and the craziest song I've ever heard came on the radio. We both were laughing. I've located it and I'll link it so that you can enjoy it too.





Funny things. I love funny things. I think it's awesome that God gave us the emotion and feeling of laughter. What a beautiful part of the creation is laughter. Laugh out loud. It feels good. Just be careful to stay in your lane.




9 comments:

Appollo Schloss said...

You are too funny! What radio station were you listening to? :)

Tiffany said...

Ok, that song is hilarious!! : D

Claire Higgins said...

We used to sing "tip toe through the tulips" but I never knew it was from that!! Haha

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

great post!

CHiggins said...

Great Story

Tiny Tim was on Laugh In, in the 60"s
Didn't know you guys were around......
Heck youre momma was barely!!

Karen said...

That has got to be one of the funniest posts. I can hear Libby now, sharing all your family secrets. Oh ... I didn't know you and Jake could break dance. I would like a demonstration this summer. Practice!

dirtandrib said...

Love that girl! I must see her break dance soon. Tell her girl pastor Thomas can do " the worm".

CLRogers said...

i love a good laugh in the morning...thank you.

Andrea said...

You know, when I was teaching and it was parents' night, I would introduce myself and give my little speech. And then I would say, "I promise not to believe everything your child says about you, if you promise not to believe everything your child says about me." I'm thinking after hearing about Libby's antics, maybe I should send my kids out places with such a warning attached to them. :)