Some days laughter just feels lost.
Lost in the loading and unloading of laundry.
Lost in the sweeping up of endless dog hair, random toys and stray socks.
It was looking like one of those weeks when the mundane and monotonous would rule.
And then Matt, our 5-year-old, had the brilliant idea of inviting friends over for a playdate.
What an excellent way for him to get lost in his own room while I hunted down some sanity.
So while they played and I folded laundry, I overheard one friend plead, “Matt, can we please play with Lego’s….pretty
There was a long pause followed by belly-splittin’ laughter…
“Matt!!! You’re not pretty…cause if you were pretty you’d be a girl! …. Eeewww!”
And there it was… laughter wasn’t lost after all!
Happy Friday all!
Today we are joining up with Lisa-Jo Baker and the girls at Five Minute Friday. Where we all write for 5 minutes on the same word prompt. No real editing, over-thinking, or stress…just write and enjoy! If you’d like to join us, you’ll find the details here.
Today’s word prompt: LOST
Hi Rachel, visiting for the first time from 5MF. ‘Kids say the darndest things, right.’ Delightful. God bless.
Yes they do! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Those are the moments, aren’t they, Rachel?! Laughter is the best medicine for our soul. No doubt about it. Glad you found a few moments alone. I had the same opportunity to spend some time with a friend yesterday as our kids played. PRECIOUS time and PRECIOUS laughter among friends and kids. So needed! Bless you and your words! xoxo, Meredith
It’s funny… I have four kids and they all laugh at the smallest things. They are always so happy. I wonder, at what point did we as adults lose that laughter. To find the joy in all of the smallest things in life…. Their laughter is so beautiful! I love it!
Stopping by from FMF- have a blessed weekend!
Yes, I try and keep that focus…laughing and finding joy in the small things of life!
Thanks for stopping by!
I love this! Isn’t it true that when we laugh with someone, a deep connection is made? Community and family should both be filled with laughter. And playdates can be SUCH a lifesaver for young moms like you :). I’m glad we partied on twitter together at the #fmfparty. And I’m so glad I stopped by here… Great post!
Thanks for stopping by! And yes, that play date was a lifesaver! 🙂
This is too cute. I love how kids remind us to laugh and soak it all in. I had one of those moments earlier this week as well. Love this!
My kids always remind me to laugh! Have a blessed weekend.
Thanks! You too!
This made me laugh out loud! I so enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the laughter from your life. And I so identified with the idea of hunting for your sanity. And I love the encouragement that it can be found in the laughter of children. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from FMF.
Awesome to hear! That was my goal to encourage others and help others find laughter! So yay! I’m glad you laughed! Thanks for visiting! 🙂