I have been bluer than a comfortable pair of blue jeans lately. Today after getting over another migraine I decided I needed a reason to smile. My first stop was You Tube. Music really soothes the soul and LMFAO’s video “I’m Sexy and I Know it!” cracks me up. Seriously, can you honestly watch that video, feel the beat, and see all those geeky guys wiggle, wiggle, wiggling their twig and giggle berries without laughing? I certainly can’t. It is also a song I can’t resist dancing to. I crank the volume and the kids and I get our jam on. My son loves to “wiggle”. G0d help me, he has the makings of a male stripper. When I am with my kids, I don’t even need an Alabama Slammer to get up and shake my groove thing when that song comes on.
Tonight I took my kids to my son’s elementary school for the “Back to School Ice Cream Social”. You can go tour the school, meet your kid’s teacher, and top if off with free ice cream. I had to be the odd ball. Both the kids had their ice cream smothered with chocolate. Me? I had to have my ice cream smothered with strawberries!! I am smiling just thinking about it.
Smiles lead to laughter and since everyone in my house honed their funny bone on Eddie Murphy’s humor, an off the wall comment like “Remember that fart you once made” leaves me laughing so hard tears are streaming down my face, snot is blowing out of my nose, and I am choking on myself. Why are farts so funny? They just are!! The funniest thing is I can remember some momentous farts from the past that still leave me laughing so hard I have to make a mad dash to the toilet so I don’t pee my pants!! There was the time my Grandma farted in front of everyone and my sister proclaimed “Ewww, who $hit?” to my parents mortification. To my knowledge my Grandma never farted as freely ever again. There was also the time my Dad farted on the cat. The cat let out a yowl, jumped about three feet high, and took off like a bat out of hell to get away from the smell. You know, remembering moments like that make me smile!!
There are a million reasons to smile, and even more reasons to laugh. The world would be a better place if everyone would just lighten up, and smile or laugh out loud. Who wants to be all pious and straight faced? So smile, laugh out loud, and live a little. It will make everyone wonder what the hell you have been up to until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.