Laughter is great. I am blessed to have a house full of laughter. I'm funny, Ben's funny, my kid's are funny... The only one that's not funny is our bird. that's probably why the Metcalf's pawned him off on us! Sometimes it can be hard for our kids, especially Izzy, to decifer when we really mean it and when we're being silly. Unfortunately she generally assumes that we're kidding which is not very helpful. If I tell her to put her baby in her room she responds with, "Naaaah". Do it or I'm gonna throw your baby in the bushes with the spiders!
At dinner tonight Aiden told me to eat my big fat chicken. (By the way, we weren't eating chicken.) My children think it's really funny to say big fat chicken ever since last Thursday, or so. The rule is that you can't call someone a big fat chicken because calling people any name is not nice. so when Aiden was reprimanded for saying big fat chicken we came to the conclusion that he was obviously not calling me a big fat chicken so we just encouraged him to stop being silly and eat. "Big fat chicken" seems to bother Ben. the kids were still giggling and not eating and I was no help at all when I told Emma to eat her big fat beans or she'd sit at the table all night. Like she was really gonna eat beans after that comment. More giggles. And, yes, we even got a giggle from annoyed boy. I've got to figure out a way to record a dinner conversation. It would be very entertaining.
Another thing that doesn't work so well with Izzy is laughing around her when it's at the t.v. or something because she always wants to know what you're laughing at. I was watching a cartoon with her and I had to explain, every time, why something was funny. that's not really very fun.
As my final point I'll telll you that I think Izzy might have started that whole chicken thing... we were at the table eating lunch last week and Aiden randomly saidwith a perplexed look on his face, "Izzy, are you thinking what I'm thinking?" and she leaned forward and said... "Chicken?"