Laughter’s Not Lost – Five Minute Friday

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 please Matt???” 

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!


Five Minute Friday 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




14 thoughts on “Laughter’s Not Lost – Five Minute Friday

  1. 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


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. 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.


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