Why should we learn to laugh? I used to think as a parent; it’s up to me to pass my knowledge on to my children, and it was solely the responsible of the adults in the world ensure that the children of the world grow up to be beautiful people.
How stupid was I? I have a wonderful son and beautiful daughter and every day they teach me something new. I find myself amazed day after day by their take on the world and their perceptions and how they take everything in stride.
Laughter Really is the Best Medicine
My kids seem to remember every little detail, never forgetting to tell me about the ice cream trip that I promised them two weeks ago if they kept their rooms clean. I’m starting to think they have hidden voice recorders that take note of my every word which they review at the end of each day. But one thing I notice that no matter what’s going on. No matter how angry that they get at each other, or their father, or me…….they never hold grudges. And they laugh. Belly laughs. Bowled over, rolling on the floor, screaming laughter. All. The. Time. We should all learn to laugh.
Kids don’t spend time looking for things to be upset about or thinking about some infraction that their friend has committed. They acknowledge it, resolve it, and move on. Kids want to have fun and thinking about things that aren’t fun is not a part of the agenda. My children could be fussing about something one minute and laughing and playing 30 seconds later.
I want to be more like that. I want to find ways to just let things go. To find just one more positive thing to celebrate each day. Just one more reason to laugh.
I want to be like my kids when I grow up. We watched a cute movie, Trolls together which really brings the lesson home.
I’d love to hear your stories about how your children inspire you and ways you’d like to be more like your children. Please feel free to share! I look forward to hearing from you.