Let it go and keep laughing

Ok I am officially losing it.

Well maybe.  This is the second time I have come to the beach and forgotten my swimsuit after reminding Paul to bring his like 1,000 times and he forgot his as well.

We are a pair.

Talk about opposites attracting.  We are the classic example.

He is organized, number oriented, can fix anything and does math in his head.

I am creative, laid back, unorganized, spontaneous and often a loveable hot mess.

Together we are one person.

We do have one very important thing in common.  A great sense of humor.

Humor has gotten us through some really dire situations and has provided tons of relief in dark moments.

Sorting through family photos I find the ones I like best are the ones where we are laughing hysterically.

There is no reference as to why we are laughing, we just are and it is fabulous.

I honestly think a sense of humor is genetic and I am so grateful our children and grandkids have inherited our great but somewhat odd idea of what is funny.

Sometimes it gets a little out of hand as in the time I discovered way too late that our youngest grandson had somewhat discreetly slipped the middle finger into our Christmas photo.

The ones I sent out as our Christmas card.  Yup that one.

Fortuantely there were 15-17 people in the group but he was of course standing in the front.  The only thing that saved me is that most of my friends wear reading glasses and might not have seen it or didn’t look that closely.

In any case I didn’t hear about it and while I didn’t see the humor in it at the time I now see it as ammunition to show what a little stinker he really was at the time. 🙂

Well I did hear about it.  I vented in a private facebook group and someone said I should spank him.  Seriously..like a month afterwards…that is nuts.  However we now do say or rather shout ” No middle fingers” before every group photo.  Humor aside we do have some standards. 🙂

Sometimes things come out of my mouth I never thought I would ever say like:

” No you may not play with the chainsaw”

This is an absolutely true story because honestly you can’t make this stuff up. One summer day when I thought my grandsons were being a bit too quiet, I found them in the garage trying to start a chainsaw ( it was broken but no one but my out of town son in law knew that).

Funny now however back then I had visions of emergency room visits with the parents out of town.  That would have been no bueno for sure!

And some events are worthy of photos.  I separated my grandsons (same ones trying to start the chain saw) because they were fighting and dunking each other at the pool.  I put them on opposite sides of the pool for a time out.  I turned my head for one second and this is what I found.  I still don’t know how he got up there but there he is.

Sometimes I just have to let go and laugh even in the most dire of situations especially if it goes beyond the ridiculous.  Sometimes that laughter turns to tears but in any case it is a release and perhaps a survival mechanism.

Obviously I learned to laugh ( as we all do ) at a young age 🙂

Have a lovely day filled with laughter and as always keep triing.



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If you are new here, welcome.  I try to post every Tuesday except when life gets away from me and then who knows?  I was recently published in the book ” So God Made a Mother” and I am working on a yet to be named novel.  My six grandchildren keep me young and my very organized hubby Paul tolerates my very unorganized self.  Opposites do attract 🙂

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