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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Funnies

The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.  Maya Angelou

All 3 of the little’s make me laugh with their antics but it is no secret that little lady is especially funny and has a way of not only cracking me up but anyone within ear shot of her.

Especially this 3 year old little boy…her partner in crime…


His laughter is so contagious that you can’t help but laugh with him.

Last week I was going through old photo’s for a picture board I was making for my brothers party. I came across one of my husband and I at our wedding. I showed it to little lady and said “Look, here’s a picture of when I got married to someone I really love.” She asks “To Daddy?” I said, “Yep, This is when Daddy was totally crazy about me.” To which she quickly exclaimed, “ Now I know why Daddy acts so crazy all the time!”

This past Monday evening I tried to talk my husband into going with little lady to her parent child class so that I could stay home and watch the football game.

Little lady would not hear of it so off we went to school.

When we arrived at her classroom, the teachers greeted us and asked her how she was doing to which she said, “Mommy didn’t want to come with me… (Oh dear lord)…She wanted to stay home and watch the Vikings. She tried to get Daddy to come with me but I said, no way.” They thought this was quite funny.

They asked her if she liked the Vikings too and she says loudly, “Of course I do!” Then she turns to me and say’s, “We need to go back home so I can put my Vikings jersey on….we forgot to put my jersey on since it’s Viking day.” I told her, “If we go back home I’m staying home and watching the game.”

A short time later, we were sitting in circle time and the teacher was explaining what we were suppose to do at each of the stations. Little lady turns to me and say’s loudly, “Are you paying attention to what she’s saying so you know what your doing this time?” (Yep I’ve made a few booboo’s and she’s called me on them. And yes I was paying attention…I just have a short memory :)

A while later, one of the little boys exclaims to one of the teachers, “I got to ride in Daddy’s big truck to school tonight!” In response, Little lady shouts, “I rode in my Mommy’s swagger wagon to school!”(Thank you dear daughter for teaching the little’s to call our van the swagger wagon.)

A couple of evenings ago, I thought I would try using the heating pad on my neck while I relaxed in the chair. Little lady came to sit on my lap and seeing the heating pad on my neck, she laughs and screams, “Silly Mommy what are you doing with the yogurt maker on your neck?”(I use the heating pad to incubate yogurt and here she thought that was it’s only purpose.) She thought it was pretty hilarious that I would put a yogurt maker on my neck.

Earlier this week, little lady over heard me telling someone that I cannot wait until I can start working out and diet. I found her in her room, laying on her bed, upset. I asked her what was wrong to which she says, “ I don’t want you to die from working out.” She thought I had said, “I can’t wait to work out and die.” (Which is pretty much going to be the case with how bad of shape I am in right now.)

Aren’t these 3 of the cutest trouble makers you’ve ever seen?



Sometimes their trouble making drives me crazy and makes me want to pull out my hair.

But honestly, most of the time sometimes I can’t even look at them without breaking into a smile or laughter.

The longer I am a mother the more I realize the importance of keeping a sense of humor for the sake of sanity. Theirs & mine.

Happy Friday. I hope you have a fabulously fantastic Friday.

I hope this weekend is one with opportunities for refreshment, relaxation, doing something you enjoy and laughter.

Always laughter.

Spread the laughter around.

Laugh with those you love.

Until next time, love & hugs, Lori


Brian Miller said...

ha. bet the yogurt maker felt good. smiles. doesnt it feel good to laugh. it can change your entire day...

Joyce A Gray said...

I wish you could can a bit of the little lady and ship me some!!

My Aimless Infatuation said...

I'm with Joyce....send me a case,thanks for the laughter.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Oh!! And I love your new header!

slommler said...

What interesting conversation you have with the little lady!!! Ha!
She cracks me up!
I could use that yogurt maker right neck is stiff!
Have a great weekend!!
I promise I will laugh...a lot!!
You too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is a budding comedienne. Swagger wagon? Oh my gosh...that is so funny.
I hope you are feeling better...hope that the yogurt maker is helping your neck.
When I workout, I feel like I am going to die too. :)

Jeannie said...

You are so lucky to have such a character in your home! They are all adorable and there is obviously so much love - even the bad days aren't so bad. I used a heating pad to make yoghurt too. I wonder where it went.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, those little snippets cracked me up!

Have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones, Lori. :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Still laughing about the swagger wagon!!!

Brittany said...


my humor rubs off on them.. then you have blog material! Its win win :)

I LOVE YOU :))))

Together We Save said...

I love the yogurt maker line!! Kids are amazing and i sounds like you have some great ones!!

LPC said...

Your littles are just so cute.

Jason, as himself said...

Thank goodness for the laughter. What sweethearts!

Jillsy said...

I always love a good laugh and this post started my day off with several!

Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi ~ very nice to meet you! I'm off to put your blog on my blogroll!

TechnoBabe said...

We don't use our heating pad any more. We made what we call our "kitty". Poured long grain rice into a pillow case and added dried lavender. Tied a knot in the pillow case and then heat the "kitty" in the microwave for 3 minutes. Works great on sore neck, back, arm. Do you have something like that?

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a delightful post. Made me laugh. I love the way kids' minds work... Have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

You are so blessed to have so much laughter in your home. They are beautiful and very special children.

Sandra said...

I'm still smiling at the sight of those little monsters (I say that with the greatest affection). Love the pic of the contagious laughter!
This was such a fun post!

Unknown Mami said...

Okay, the one that really got to me and made me choke with laughter is the "work out and die" one. Too friggin' funny.

Arti said...

What a beautiful post... Definitely brought a smile on my face..
His smile was indeed contagious.
Have a lovely day:)

blueviolet said...

I love how your troublemakers keep you laughing! Silly mommy with the yogurt maker on your neck...

Stella said...

Thank you so much for this post! It makes me happy and grateful for the little people in my life. I have loved reading your comments on my blog and reading your blog--they are highlights of my week, dear friend!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Cutest trouble makers ever. :-)

Shrinky said...

Oh Lori, there is so much love in this post - your "littles" are utterly adorable, and a wonderful reflection of the secure, loving, safe environment they find themselves growing up in. Little Lady is a smart, sharp and extremely funny, beautiful girl - I have no doubt she is set to go far!

Debbie said...

Oh I just love those kids. I need some of them in my life each day to remind me of how sweet life can be. They have such a wonderful innocent attitude about everything don't they? You are doing a wonderful job with them! What really makes me smile are the photos of the 3 of them friends...forever...those three!! You are making wonderful memories with these cherubs!