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A Peek Into My Life This Past Week (+ win a stack of books from me!)

Welcome to my weekly Sunday post where we take a break from money-related posts and I share about what I’m loving right now and give you a little peek into our life from the past week.

What I’m Loving

The kids were SO excited about Valentine’s Day and spent hours the week before making Valentine’s for their friends, classmates, and teachers. We gave them a budget, took them to Dollar Tree, and then they did all of the work themselves (with a little oversight from us!)

I love how excited they get about blessing others and doing things for others. And I also love that they are all at the age when they can get really stoked about this kind of stuff together. I know that this won’t last forever and I sort of want to freeze time.

I think they were also pretty excited about the fact that they got some candy from friends, too… candy is sort of a rare treat around here so I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing that they are so excited about the prospect of candy!! 😉

And I just had to share this picture. I totally staged it, but it’s such an accurate representation of our life right now. There is never a dull moment. Ever.

We went shoe shopping on Thursday because Kathrynne (12) desperately needed tennis shoes as her feet seemed to grow one size in a week and she was literally about to burst through her current tennis shoes.

(She has one pair of tennis shoes and pretty much only wears them every single day unless she’s going to a wedding. No joke.)

Kaitlynn (9) was all, “Why are we shopping for tennis shoes?? Can we please look at more fun shoes? Oh, look at these! And these! And these!” And then, of course, she was trying to find a way to convince me that she surely needed some new shoes.

(This girl has five times as many shoes as Kathrynne and Silas combined and would buy a new pair of shoes every day if she had the money! Again, no joke.)

Finally, Silas (7) is all, “Are we done yet?” And then was trying to bump into Kaitlynn while she was wearing these heels around so that she would fall over.

Yup. These are my three. They couldn’t be any more different, but they bring so much life, joy, laughter, and color into our lives! And today also solidified for me why I prefer to shop for shoes from Amazon!

What I’m Celebrating

Kaitlynn is landing her axel now!!! This is a HUGE figure skating accomplishment and we’re SO proud of this girl! (Watch the video here. She’s improved quite a bit even since this video was taken!)

Now, she’s starting to work on perfecting all her doubles (double toe loop, double salchow, double loop, double flip, double lutz) and then it’s on to the double axel!

We are having trouble getting her off the ice these days. All she seems to want to do is practice, practice, practice. And then eat, sleep, go to school, and get back on the ice again!

I’m also celebrating the fact that I got to go on four different dates this week — once with Kathrynne, once with Jesse, once with a friend, and once on a double-date with some friends of ours to try our first ever Escape Room experience.

What I’m Reading

This past week, I only finished one book: Answers to Prayer. The week was full and there wasn’t as much time for reading as there usually is. Although I did read quite a bit from The Road Back to You and No More Faking Fine but both were books I didn’t want to speed through, but wanted to slowly absorb and think about.

This week, I’m reading: Thou Givest, They Gather (an old Christian reprint), No More Faking Fine (a spiritually encouraging book), Gathering Blue (a story-driven book), and Chasing Slow (a book on life improvement).

I’m hoping to finish No More Faking FineGathering Blue, and Chasing Slow this week. I’ll let you know how that goes next week! {See my Reading Goals for 2017. Also, see the 21 books I’ve read so far in 2017 here.}

What I Learned This Week

Public Service Announcement: don’t hold an avocado in your hand while trying to cut the pit out.

I was in the middle of a conversation with a friend, not really paying attention to what I was doing, and in a split second, I had jabbed the knife through the avocado and stabbed my finger.

It was such a strong stab that I was afraid I the knife had gone all the way through my finger. But nope, just a deep cut. I missed the tendon and blood vessels, so it didn’t bleed much and all it needed was a trip to urgent care.

They were able to glue it instead of give me stitches — yay! In all honesty, my finger never really hurt… and the only thing that hurt at all was my arm where they gave me a tetanus shot (since I was using a knife and haven’t had a tetanus shot since I was a kid).

Oh, and I still ate my salad I was making — before I went to urgent care. Hey, I was hungry and there’s no point in wasting a good avocado!! 😉

(It reminds me of the time I made Jesse stop for an Arby’s sandwich while I was having major contractions and writhing in pain bent over the front seat of the car while he was driving me to the birth center to deliver Silas. I knew I needed to eat to have strength to deliver Silas. Which I did — about an hour later. What can I say? Food is fuel and you gotta fuel your body — even if you are in labor or you’ve just stabbed your finger!!)

What I’m Laughing About

I did a video on Friday making Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes live. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I often do Facebook Live videos.

Facebook mirrors the video image, so if you have your phone screen turned toward you for the video (letting you see what the video/image looks like), everything is flipped — meaning if you’re holding up a bag of flour that says “Whole-Wheat Flour” on it, it’s going to be backwards, etc.

This can be quite distracting when you’re doing a video that’s a recipe where you’re holding up different bags/boxes/containers of ingredients.

So I got the “brilliant” idea to try turning my camera around so that the screen wasn’t facing me but that the video wouldn’t be a mirror image. I set everything up and thought it would work well.

Ahem. I clearly think I’m much shorter than I am, because when I filmed the Facebook Live video, my head was completely cut off the entire time!!!

And then I tried to turn the camera around halfway through and things just went from bad to worse.

If you need to laugh today, go fast-forward through the video so you can see just how awful it was. And also, be encouraged: bloggers and vloggers who have been at this thing for years and years and years still have plenty of “Well that experiment certainly didn’t work!” moments.

I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is laugh at myself and invite others to laugh along with me!


What I’m Pondering

I have fallen down into the Enneagram rabbit hole… thanks to a few friends from my Discipleship Group! It’s fascinating and eye-opening and a little scary all at once.

Jesse and I spent hours last week reading about each type and it produced some incredible insights into each of our hearts and lives. It also gave us so much more clarity for ourselves and each other.

For those of you who are into the Enneagram, I’m an 8 and he’s a 5. Even without understanding the Enneagram, I look back and realize how I have fought against my eight-ness for a long time because I wanted to be a 2 or something warm and fuzzy like that. But nope, I’m an 8 through and through.

And now I want to embrace it and own it and become the healthiest version of an 8 that I can be. Because that’s how God made me and how He can use me best.

When we realized that Jesse is a 5 and have studied more about it, it’s really helping me to better understand how he processes things, what his needs are, and what his amazing strengths are.

What number are you? I’d love to know! Oh and I took the test online and it gave me the wrong result. I found this book and reading things online to be a lot more accurate and clarifying than the online quizzes. But maybe that’s just me!

(Those of you who don’t know what the Enneagram is are probably shaking your head at reading this and wondering what sort of crazy talk this is! Well, do yourself a favor. Go read up on the Enneagram, get this book, and maybe it will rock your world in profound and good ways like it has ours! You’re welcome!! ;))

In Case You Missed It

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Want to win this stack of books?

I thought it would be fun for me to do a giveaway here every once in awhile on Sundays — giving away some of our our products, items I’ve been sent two of, books I’ve already read and want to pass on, or other items I have that we no longer need and would like to pass onto a great home!

Today’s stack includes one of my books, one of my Gratitude journals, a blank journal, a few books I’ve recently read and would love to pass onto someone else, plus a book we enjoyed as a family!

To win this stack this week, leave a comment letting us know something that is making you laugh (a funny story, a movie, a YouTube video, a funny picture, something you have done or your kids did, etc.). 

I’ll choose one winner from all of the comments and will email that winner personally + post the winner next week on my Peek Into My Life This Week Post.

Congratulations to Kim (kim_redmon13@) who was the winner of last week’s stack of books giveaway. Kim, you should have received an email from me asking for your mailing address!

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  • Lindsey S. says:

    Watching “The Middle” makes me laugh. Listening to Jim Gaffigan (free on Amazon Prime Music), watching America’s Funniest Videos with my kids (free on yahoo view), and talking with friends who are funny and I can laugh, joke, and tease with.

  • Nikki says:

    Thank you as always Crystal. What is making me laugh this week is my husband. Prior to our second child, he never let my oldest go out of the house with dress-up clothes on. Now that we have two girls, who are both into dress-up, we went to Walmart/Market Basket (our favorite local grocery store) with both princess Anna (the youngest) and Elsa (my oldest, who fell in love with Elsa the same year she became a big sister) on Saturday. Not only did we run into our Church’s Children’s Ministry lead, she got to see the same Elsa and Anna in full Frozen gear again on Sunday. My husband and I both laugh at how having another child turns you into a more lax parent, in the best possible ways!

  • Rachel says:

    Crystal, you need one of these!

    I know you are a minimalist & probably don’t have many single use kitchen tools, but this is much safer and easier for you and your kids to use.
    Worth it if you eat avocados often!
    Back in 2014, three different friends/relatives of ours had avocado accidents like yours that ended with trips to the ER in a span of just a few weeks. I did not want to be #4!

  • Amber says:

    At church today I was watching the toddlers…we pulled out the bubble machine and they just loved it and made me laugh with the way they ran through and played in the bubbles.

  • Kacy says:

    OMIGOSH! That is awesome about your video! My sister and I recently did a Facebook Live and then loaded the video on YouTube. I was in a hurry loading it so I didn’t even pay attention to what thumbnail I chose. A couple of days later I go to YouTube on my phone and I’m greeted by this awesome horror!
    Of course, I had to share it with all my friends and our followers because if YouTube is going to capture that face the world needs to see it! Hahaha!

  • Deb Heuer says:

    My son is 12 and he said he was ready to learn how to shave today. So my husband helped teach him. At one point, from the other room, my son exclaimed, “I have half a mustache!” He proceeded to run around the house showing me and our three cats his wonderfully cool half mustache. ☺

  • MB says:

    My totally goober cats are making me laugh – they each have to eat special food now and they are so worried about what the other is eating. They each have to leave a few pieces of kibble in their bowls so that they can have a taste of the other’s food. Mealtime is crazy!

  • Laressa says:

    My kids and I are enjoying the filters on SnapChat- we don’t send the to anyone but they change the app so often that there are always new ones my kids and I can laugh for hours with the funny things it does to our voices and faces!

  • Becca H says:

    One of my barely two year old twins recently starting saying, “daddy said I could…” and filling in the blank with something she wants (usually a treat, which we limit). I didn’t catch on the first few times but then after speaking to my hubby, found out she’d been doing the same thing to him (substituting daddy for mommy)! Where she came up with this idea at such a young age i have no idea! Smart, funny girl!

  • Franziska says:

    Hi. Every day, my children make me laugh. Especially my 3-year old and his way of pronouncing things like “foffy” (foggy), “you “tink” (stink, he can’t pronounce st yet). So often, I don’t correct him, just smile and have him repeat these words:)

  • Jen says:

    Staying out late with some women from my homeschooling group and just getting to know them gave me lots of nice laughs this week as we talked about homeschooling, getting older, and how wacky kids can be!

  • LisaC says:

    My son gave me an OXO grips avocado knife after I did the same thing. Now all of my friends want one, so I give them the knife with some avocados and cilantro for a gift. Best thing in my kitchen!
    Go buy one now, you won’t be sorry! Its amazing and you can’t cut yourself with it!

  • Heather says:

    Our 7 year old daughter is into the DIY videos she has found on youtube lately. We have made homemade blush with old crayons and Sharpie painted sneakers this week alone! She is so intrigued by the videos that she has started to make up her own. She made a picture frame the other day and how to play with her dolls. She has a slight stutter, so this is actually a good thing for her to hear how she sounds and to replay it for her later as she is so focused, she doesn’t realize she says words “correctly.” We always giggle, because at the end, even though no one other than us (her parents) will watch it nor do we post it anywhere, she always smiles and waves saying, “Remember to comment, like and subscribe to my link below!” It cracks us up!

  • Jessica Ellertson says:

    My youngest nephew has started talking and just cracks me up with this stories all the time.

  • Emily says:

    My dog Echo (American bulldog) is such a character and is always doing things to make me laugh. She is also quite a snugglebunny – even at the dog park!

  • Alissa says:

    Our dog Elsie loves to play with my son. It’s so funny to watch them tear around the living room playing with the dog toys or wrestling together!

  • Kimmie says:

    What has been making me laugh is my three boys- lately they have been saying the funniest things:)

  • Sherry says:

    its making me laugh all things I have hung on to that need to be let go

  • Laura Wambold says:

    My husband makes me laugh the hardest! 🙂

  • Faith Dossett says:

    I have eleven (11) cats; and not a day goes by that at least one of them does something to make me laugh. They range in age from 20 years old down to the “babies,” who are 1-1/2 years old. Their quirky personalities, their playfulness (all different degrees), their expressions, even their meows at some time or another, are hilarious. I did not intend to have this many cats; but every one of them is a rescue cat. And I believe that God directed me to take them in — homeless cats just seem to find our house. They are a lot of company and always unconditionally love a person. Their care does entail a lot of commitment and even work on our part. Food, litter, disposable pads for under the litter boxes, and veterinary care is expensive; but a purr, sometimes a lick, a sit-in-your-lap cat — each act of love from them is a wonderful thing to us older folks.

  • Kendra says:

    What’s making me laugh is the dance-off at the Daddy-Daughter Dance at my daughter’s school yesterday. Nothing is as funny or adorable as seeing daddies competitively dancing and trying to impress (and embarrass) their baby girls. And nothing is a hilarious as 40-50 year old men break dancing in dance shoes.

  • Jill says:

    We have four brand new lambs on our farm and watching them jump and play with the chickens, crack me up! Right now the hens have the bluff on them! Thanks for a chance to get free books!

  • noel says:

    looking through old high school yearbooks

  • Ashley says:

    My almost-two-year-old has been walking around the backyard cradling a bag of marshmallows like he would a stuffed animal in anticipation of roasting them on our campfire tonight.

  • Megan says:

    My toddler cracks me up every single day. He will do the most random things. He loves to jump around, and runs around the housing purposely running into things.

  • Lynne Tretow says:

    I’m astonished by the weather we are having lately in the midwest. Its only mid February and we have been able to take 2 long bike rides wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts. What will spring be like?? Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sara King says:

    My husband is an accountant and keeps a very detailed budget for us on our home computer. We sit and go over the budget each month to see where our money was spent as we are saving for a down payment for a house. Last month, our four year old daughter joined us on the couch for our monthly budget meeting. This week she told my husband, “Daddy, you know all those houses in Mommy’s phone?” (She means and She continued with, “You need to buy us one with the money you showed me in the computer. Oh, and don’t forget to buy us toilet paper, too.” We died laughing at the way her sweet four year old mind works! Only the essentials…a new house and toilet paper!

  • Diana says:

    My husband is always able to make me laugh with his funny rants and sometimes cheesy jokes. I guess I’m a cheesy person :))) lol

  • Melinda says:

    When your boys and their friends spend an hour and a half debating the pros and cons of relish vs pickles on a hot dog.

  • charlotte says:

    My dog makes me laugh! He has such a personality 🙂

  • Kristy B says:

    Happy Sunday! I am so grateful for you that your avacado injury was not as serious as it could be!
    I am reading Natasha Craig’s book “Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side” about apologetics to help parents in ministering to their children. And some of her introductions make me laugh out loud. For a serious topic she is so engaging. Highly recommended book. I am learning so much and am encouraged in my faith as I read.

  • Ro says:

    We’ve been watching funny movies and tv shows to relax every now and then. I love reruns of Friends and The King of Queens. I always get a laugh out of them.

  • Lynette says:

    Our 16 month old Boxer puppy doesn’t like that three Canadian geese have started hanging around our pond and the surrounding property. Everytime we let him outside if he sees the geese he chases them into the water. Today he was running so fast and didn’t quite get stopped in time. He went swimming along with the geese today. It was hilarious watching him slide into the water!

  • denise says:

    A friend knew I was going through a rough time and sent me a hilarious meme telling me it would pass….Maybe like a kidney stone but it would pass. I literally LOLed.

    I’d love to read the Chip and Joanna book!!

  • Katrina says:

    Something that made me laugh this week? My kids. They were watching Shaun the Sheep and just absolutely cracking up. Seeing them laughing so hard made ME laugh (and smile, and then cry because they are just awesome kids and I am so glad I get to be their mom).

  • Annette Stoltzfus says:

    was reading a story to our 5 year-old daughter yesterday morning and it talked about abandoned railroad tracks, so I explained to her what ‘abandoned’ means. A little while later she said, “What was that word that meant old and alone?” I answered, “Abandoned.” “Oh yes,” she said, “you’re kinda abandoned…you ARE old!” Gave me a great laugh! ? I may seem old to her, but thank God, I’m not alone!!

  • Christie Scholl says:

    Watching my 21 month old son mimic my husband cracks me up.

  • Angela Rhodes says:

    Spent yesterday evening with mom friends playing silly board games and then going to a mom-focused comedy show. Tons of laughter and a little wine! Now as I type this I’m listening to my littles play with their friend who’s daddy just returned from deployment. He swept momma off on a date day and kiddo gets to come over and play here! Happy their family is reunited and thankful for friendships! My tribe is strong and my village is awesome!

  • Betsy Partridge says:

    My 2 year old is really into routines and keep things constant. The other night I ate eggs for dinner sitting in the big couch. The next morning when I ate my eggs on the live seat, he kept telling me to go to the egg spot pointing to our big couch!

  • Ashlea F says:

    I have 3 boys ages 5, 2, and 5 months. Every single day something happens that will put me into a belly rolling laugh. Just last night it was my 5 yr old telling us his poop was stinky because of the yucky food he’s eaten, like mommy’s soup. ?? Considering he ate his whole bowl I don’t think he meant it

  • Jessica says:

    My youngest daughter….everything she says and does makes me laugh. She definitely reminds me that I don’t need to take life so seriously all the time.

  • Katie Thornton says:

    This week, reading through the “Obvious Plant” facebook page with my family. Hysterical. 🙂

  • Katie moore says:

    My husband! Even though hes all about dad jokes, which drives me crazy sometimes, i cant help but crack a smile. Between all 8 of our kids, pinching pennies, running a house, and raising a family his jokes are my constant. Love that man and all of his corniness!

  • Susan Baughman says:

    My Uncle Frankie passed away this morning. He was my father’s older brother. There were 3. My dad being the youngest and my aunt in the middle. My father and aunt have already passed on and my uncle, just shy of his 95th birthday went home to be with them today. I just keep laughing when I think of the three of them back together. All of the great times they had while they were here I am sure are back on up in Heaven. They were all Italian with big personalities.

  • Rachael Burnett says:

    My daughter is two and is starting to string words together in sentences…she keeps us laughing constantly! She was non-stop all day yesterday playing outside, running full force with her arms out behind her yelling, “I runnin’! I runnin’!” Probably only funny to her parents (we aren’t biased at all ;)), but she’s what’s keeping me laughing these days. Thanks for the chance to win this great stack of books!

  • beth says:

    My 18 month old niece and I had lunch together. She had the server wrapped around finger in no time. Cracks me up!

  • My kids went an adventure this week in a rocket ship made of wood with an engine made of yogurt. ?

  • Amy says:

    Just got off a long needed vacation with my husband. 6 wonderful days laughing non stop remembering why I married my best friend. i love my kids so much but also learning the important part of putting our marriage first.

  • Melissa Moore says:

    Hmm, is it ok to share something that’s making my hubby laugh? One of those, “You’re right AGAIN, Honey” moments? I have a tendency to try to defend people and my husband has a tendency to exaggerate. (He calls it “setting the scene.”) Anyway, I had an appointment and on the way to said appointment, my husband was “consoling” me about how difficult my visit was going to be, all the while describing my practioner’s personal qualities in what I felt was a negative way. I, of course, was trying to defend her. The visit turned out to be very uncomfortable since during the majority of the treatment, my practioner was voicing her very strong opinions on all of the current event “hot-button” topics, and it happens to be that my views are the opposite of hers, which wasn’t helping the flow of conversation. ? When I got back to the vehicle after the appointment was over, my husband took one look at what must have been my very downcast-looking face and asked with concern, “How did it go?” I glumly replied, “We’ll talk about it later,” and he has been laughing ever since. ?

  • Deanna S says:

    (Not funny) My son got a concussion on Valentine’s day from running around with a blanket on his head, he tripped and hit the floor hard. After monitoring him and talking to the pediatrician we had to take him to the emergency room (Not funny $300 copay) but when we got there he was really starting to feel better and was worried that they were going to put needles or tubes in him, so he kept telling the nurses “this is not an emergency, really, I am fine! Dr riser said I was ok if I walked in a straight line, and I walked straight to the bathroom as I was throwing up!” It was hilarious and the nurses were all laughing, too. Even when the doctors would walk around with him to see if he was walking ok, they would come back laughing, saying “he cracks me up!” I guess that’s about the best way to leave the ER, laughing with the doctors and perfectly fine. 🙂

  • Michele Phillips says:

    My sweet boy came up behind me as I was reading this to tell me that his homemade “stress ball” broke in his room and he needed some help cleaning up. I turn around to find him covered head to toe in flour. We both had a good laugh!

  • Arlene Wangsness says:

    OK this made me laugh with joy! My 23 year old son, who lives on his own in another state, just told me he’s making chili in the crockpot! This is the child who is brilliant with a computer but can’t make microwave popcorn! :). Please keep him in prayer! :). BTW, if I win, these book are going to be gifted to the my young moms group that I mentor!

  • Robin R. says:

    I just started watching Golden Girls on Hulu and I’m so glad I did. It is laugh out loud hilarious!

  • Diane says:

    I’ve been babysitting my daughter’s cat for the past couple of weeks, and his antics always make me laugh. She picked him up yesterday, and I really miss him!

  • Nicole says:

    Here’s a little something funny from this past week. My husband is great at impersonations. So with President’s Day tomorrow, he has spent all weekend giving us impersonations and having my child guess the president. I’ve gotten quite the laugh at my daughter thinking his Johnson impression sounded like our pharmacist and Regan sounding like my mother-in-law. I’ve gotten a laugh out of their little bit this past week!

  • Caroline says:

    Laughing lately with my 4 year old, trying to get him to annunciate better, some of the letter combinations he comes up with it can’t help but laugh, he’ll get it soon so enjoying it while it lasts.

  • Jenn says:

    My grandfather passed away yesterday so it hasn’t been a good weekend for me at all, however I did take time to remember things about him and one of the things that made me smile was the last time I picked my grandparents up to go to my aunt’s house, my car is so low that I had to pull Pop up out of the car to get out! It was the last time I saw him and something I will cherish forever.

  • Amy Lauren says:

    I’d love to win the books. The pics of your kids are so cute with shoe shopping… and that’s funny about the Facebook live video! You live and learn. I hate making videos and seeing myself on one, or hearing myself recorded talking! As for what’s making me laugh, I’ve been down this week since my ankle is hurt, but I do love watching some funny tv shows on netflix while i’m laid up.

  • Maria says:

    Wednesday nights, I work in my church’s nursery while the parents have Bible study. I was playing with a child, and he mentioned how John eat flies.
    “Ew!” I said. “John eats flies! Who’s John?”
    “John,” he answered slowly, “John the Bat—-the Baptist.”

  • Sue says:

    Just being around my family makes me laugh!

  • Robin says:

    I just started watching Golden Girls on Hulu and I’m so glad I did. It’s laugh out loud hilarious!

  • Brenda says:

    I tutor high school and college students. My son is usually in the next room playing on the computer while I am tutoring. Occasionally my student and I will be having a discussion about a question and all of a sudden, my son will blurt out the answer. It makes all of us laugh.

  • Suzy says:

    I had to laugh at MYSELF this past week!! I went to pick up kindergarten kids from carpool and was so proud of myself because I had left early. Well, I had forgot that it was early out that day! I pulled up and no one was there!! I panicked and then remembered it was early out. A quick visit to the school office revealed I was not the only one who forgot. The room was full of children! A mom passed me on the way out and smiled and said, “Glad I am not the only one who forgot!” I laughed the whole way home!!

  • Suzanne says:

    My three year old says something to crack me up multiple times per day. Currently she is a cat mom and her husband is a dragon. And she has an elaborate story about why she can’t come to the table because she is making his dinner. Such announcements prompt my husband to start lecturing on why she is not married.

  • Aunna says:

    My husband has been burning leaves, and my eldest daughter (4 y.o.) is obsessed with roasting marshmallows. Well, we don’t have marshmallows in the house very often. Today I found her with a strawberry on the end of a stick standing 6ish feet away from the burning leaves. She told me “The strawberries are sweet, and daddy said I have to stay right here or I’ll get burned.” ?

  • Kathleen says:

    I dearly love “Victoria” on PBS. I won’t say it makes me laugh, but it sure makes my romantic self happy!

  • Erin says:

    Our five year old daughter asked to purchase a single golden delicious apple at the grocery store this past week. We always buy gala or honey crisp by the bag. She sat down to the table and told us that this has been her absolute favorite type of apple. My husband asked where she ate another golden delicious one… she replied, ‘oh you know… we celebrated some old man named Johhny at school’. My husband asked, ‘ do you mean Johnny Appleseed?’ She replied, ‘oh yes, that was him’!

  • Rebecca says:

    Hello, Crystal! My dear husband made me laugh yesterday at church. Our pastor had told 2 jokes during the announcements. My husband who had broken his back about 8 weeks ago and has been trying to wean off of his prescription, decided that if the jokes were a sign of the sermon message, he might need more meds to dull the “pain.” He was kidding of course. He told our pastor who also thought it was funny.
    And then, my dear doggie. He is getting older and lays around mostly. I decided to give him some company and lay down next to him. A few minutes later, he got up and walked to the other side of the room and plopped down. I got up and returned to my cleaning. I came back later and he was back where he was earlier. I guess he didn’t want any company. It just made me giggle at him. He has such an interesting personality. ??

  • Heidi says:

    My prayer group on Saturday made me laugh. With so many responsibilities lately, laughing has been minimal. Thanks for the reminder to laugh!

  • Katharine says:

    My two little boys (ages 2 & 4) are constantly making me laugh, they are so fun!!

  • Elizabeth H. says:

    Trying to convince my 3 year old son that his dad could not give him hug goodnight because he was in Chicago 6 hours away. He was yelling stuff at me like “Check the bathroom, I’m not kidding!!” through the monitor and proceeded to ask me to check every room in our downstairs to make sure daddy wasn’t in there.

  • Stephanie says:

    My youngest (age 5) still says the cute/funny mixed up word kind of phrases that crack us up. I know that won’t last much longer and I try to remember and enjoy it!

  • Heather says:

    My babies hair is making me laugh. It is full of volume in the back. And it reminds me of 80’s band hair. HAHA

  • Carol Nelson says:

    What is making me laugh is my new grandson. He is our first grandchild and was born 13 weeks premature and has been in hospital since December 9. We live 10 hours away so are blessed by the photos my son texts every day. He is finally off the feeding tube and breathing equipment and doesn’t have his head covered by stuff constantly so we can see his whole face and head now. So the picture this week he is smiling and his little hairs are sticking up all over his head. I can’t look at my phone without laughing and crying at the same time!

  • Michelle Wilkins says:

    I love the You tube channel Jammerrill’s Large Family Table! I Love watching her life with her family and they are a Hoot!!!

  • Terry says:

    What is making me laugh is this video that is being shared on facebook So funny.

  • Ann-Morgan says:

    My oldest daughter is always making me laugh. She saves super funny pinterest quotations/stories, and when I tuck her in at night, she reads them to me. I don’t know where she finds them all, but it’s hysterical to hear her reading them off.

  • Emily says:

    This is sad, I can’t think of anything making me laugh lately. The books look good though

  • Esther says:

    Well, I am not an animal person, but live with people who are so we have 1 dog, 1 rabbit, and 4 chickens. This afternoon I was on the couch and started whistling at our dog (who was not too far from me) to see if it would respond to me. Immediately it jumped up and ran into the other room. I kept whistling and it kept running around to different rooms until she finally figured out it was actually me. It was funny. I guess I need to give the dog more attention! I really want that stack of books!

  • Elizabeth says:

    My son and I love watching home funniest videos on youtube.

  • Penny says:

    My 15 yo is making me chuckle these days…we just moved from our 2 story home into an apartment and although we tried to go through everything before the move, several of his older toys came with us. He has been having a blast trying out his old favorites.

  • Kelike says:

    I laughed inside when my daughter shared with me her steps to evangelizing the lost. Here’s our conversation:

    K: Mom, I think I know what to do when you want to lead someone to Jesus.
    Me: Oh, yeah? What’s that?
    K: The first thing you wanna do is pray for them.
    Me: Yup! That’s good. Then what?
    K: Um…I don’t know…Hope for the best?

    I was laughing on the inside. 😉

  • Sabrina P. says:

    My daughters made me laugh trying coconut milk from a coconut we had opened. My youngest daughter said it was good at first but the tasted strange. She said it looks like water but it tastes like milk and then proceeded to drink the rest. My other daughter took a sip and just about gagged. I’m proud of them for trying something new and it gave us all a laugh 🙂

  • Julie says:

    My 3 1/2 year year old makes me laugh each day. His vocab is booming each day and it’s fun to see him add new words each day. Also when he asks for me to blow raspberries on his tummy and his deep belly laugh!

  • LaTyce says:

    Making enough this week: My oldest showing me a selfie he took with his grandpa (who likely doesn’t know what a “selfie” is) as he stated “I took it in old times”…he meant black and white. LOL

  • Amy Rouse says:

    Ouch at the cut! For future reference, avocado pit removal:

    I love your email list!

  • Today our family laughed a lot together as we spent the afternoon playing games in the yard (it’s crazy warm here right now!), grilling out, and just enjoying the time as a family.

  • Lynn m. says:

    The subaru doggie commercials 🙂

  • Jess says:

    I made THM salmon patties and mashed fotatoes for the first time ever this week. Our 8 year declared ‘ these salmon patties are a dream but these mashed fotatoes are a nightmare…a nightmare that never ends.’ I just love how much our kids entertain our meal times.

  • Kim says:

    We live in Iowa, where February is usually bitterly cold. Not today -we reached 70 degrees! We took our 2-year-old twins to the park, and they had a blast going down the slides, running around in the sun, and playing in the dirt. The laughter and fresh air was just what we needed!

  • Mary Jo says:

    Our 15 month old has been making me laugh every day lately with her crazy antics and emerging personality. Such a fun age!

  • Kim Loomis says:

    Watching Big Hero 6 with my 12 year old daughter again. Love that we still laugh at the same parts!!❤

  • Valerie says:

    The antics and anecdotes of my grandkiddos keep me laughing…as does my light-hearted hubby. Would love to have the Green Ember book to read to some youngsters 😉 Thanks for letting me enter!

  • Haley says:

    While riding in the van last night our oldest child (3years old) and youngest child (10 days old) were crying as it was way past bed time. While reaching back to try to calm our youngest I looked at our middle child (20 months old) and she had her hands covering her ears with the funniest look on her face just wishing they would stop. I told my husband to look and we died laughing. She ended up falling asleep like that…and her siblings fell asleep shortly after. 🙂

  • Kathleen says:

    Someone sent me a funny Valentine that was so good, I had to share it with others. It has been a long week, so I needed the laugh.

  • Heather B. says:

    We’ve been loving Tim Hawkins’ podcasts lately! Nothing like learning something new and laughing while we do it:)

  • Julia J says:

    After one of my kids had a birthday party, we had a huge balloon left in the house. We had so much fun playing balloon volleyball for a few days here and there. It took me back to my teenage days of volleyball and we laughed and laughed. It reminded me that I need to laugh more and play more with my kids even though they aren’t young anymore!

  • Lise says:

    We just adopted a new rescue dog 3 days ago and he does some really funny things like gets all tangled in the leash and then jumps in the air and tries to bite to the leash as if that will work getting it untied from his leg.

  • Sharon I. says:

    My kids made me laugh today. Watching them get outside in the almost 70 degree weather and enjoy nature!

  • Marsha Scott says:

    I have a 15 year old son who is autistic, so his maturity age is around 8. He’s trying to figure out how old things are and what my life was like as a young person. I told him we didn’t have videos or DVDs when I was a kid. He asked me if dinasours were alive when I was little!!!! Cracked me up??

  • Crissy says:

    My new kitten is making me laugh! We got her to help us get over the loss of our last kitty and she has quickly made her way into our hearts!

  • Rebecca Chavez says:

    I’ve been laughing about the silly things my new baby bunnies do…It’s so funny at times & also so entertaining to see them interact with each other…

  • Kari says:

    My kids make me laugh!

  • I so want to read the Magnolia Story! My 4 month old has belly laughs when I change his diaper which of course makes me laugh and then he laughs even more. Such a lovable little guy.

  • Katie says:

    My three kiddos make me laugh just about everyday. One of them is always doing something funny.

  • Allecia Steckel says:

    Our fifth grade son make up a “dance of the day” every day. Makes us laugh and roll our eyes!

  • Teresa says:

    Lately my daughter loves to watch herself in the windows at night. She sings and dances to her self too! She’s just turned 2 and it is so funny to watch. 🙂

  • Carrie budd says:

    My 2 year old named his stuffed animal turtle “Turt”….cutest thing….cracks me up every time

  • Eleya says:

    My daughter demonstrating how to crawl and how easy it is to my husband so he couldn’t use the excuse of being too tired to play with her on the floor, she’s 5 ?. She told him ” look, you can just fall out of the chair and crawl over, now come on”. He obliged.

  • Christy says:

    This week I have had the chance to be with friends down south and it has been great sharing stories and laughing with friends.

  • April V says:

    I’ve been pretty stressed this week but last night the kids & I watched America’s Funniest Videos while laying in bed & it had me laughing through the whole thing!! It was the best time just laying there giggling with them!! 🙂

  • Serena says:

    SNL makes me laugh every weekend!

  • Jenny says:

    My two year old daughter is making me laugh. Today she insisted on “feeding” and ” burping” her visiting auntie as though she were a baby (did I mention we have a 2 week old??)

  • Dana says:

    Something that is making me laugh is there is this T-Rex meme out there of “Mom with friends” vs. “Mom at home.” The first being Rex from the movie “Toy Story,” the later being T-Rex from “Jurassic Park” in a rage. Slightly truthful…very hilarious.

  • Joy says:

    My 3 year old is always making me laugh! Many familiar faces were missing from church last week because of a big snow storm. When we left she asked, “Where was Carl, with the smooth hair?” Her epic description gave me a good chuckle 🙂

  • Allie says:

    What makes me laugh is my 8 year old wearing her (almost costume style) panda pajamas in all sorts of “inappropriate” settings – grocery shopping, at the library, during piano lessons, etc. It’s funny seeing a panda in all of these settings and I’m loving her carefree attitude.

  • Tracy says:

    My husband and I were shopping last night and he was giving my email address to the cashier and it starts with “my2….” and the cashier said, “I thought you were going to say my two wives”. Funny thing is we tease my husband all the time that my sister is his second wife. She recently got divorced so he is constantly help her with things.

  • Deb says:

    My funny for this weekend. I was feeling proud that my dog obeyed my commands to settle down and follow me without jumping ahead. After an hour of good behavior I got suspicious and realized that a chunk of doggie treat was caught in my pant cuff. Once she finally got it, she was off and racing once again!

  • Theresa says:

    Our 4-year old makes us laugh anytime she says “What I the heck?” or “What in the world?”

  • Kathy says:

    One thing that has made me laugh this week (and every week, really) is how my sweet, elderly Mom tells her stories. Mom suffers with dementia, and being that she lives with us and I care for her full time, I get to hear the same stories over and over… but sometimes with an added twist! My Mom has such a quiet and gentle disposition, and I get such a kick out of hearing her share about her life, especially when she sprinkles a few extra colorful details! She’s a doll and if I wasn’t laughing, believe me, I’d be crying… I’m so thankful for these funny bright spots in our day! : )

  • julie says:

    My kids at times….

    Oh and I’m with Kathrynne- who needs anything but tennis shoes? I own very few shoes and want them to be comfortable. I have never found shoe shopping fun.

  • Brandi says:

    I laughed last night overhearing a conversation between my husband and my daughter as he was gently and patiently brushing her hair after a bath while I brushed her sister’s hair. She was fussing in spite of the detangler used and he told her that it wasn’t too bad and that he was trying to be easy. Her reply? Daddy, it always pulls. If you were a lady with long hair to brush you could empathize more. Sweet girl just turned seven and such a formal reply cracked me up. :).

  • Carissa says:

    Playing hide and seek with my 10 year old makes me laugh.

  • Ashley says:

    My 3 year old singing happy birthday to herself all day over and over again and informing every stranger she met it was her birthday.

  • Alicia says:

    Oh, the kidlets. My post on Friday was filled with things my kids have said that are making me giggle.

  • Kris says:

    My little guy being frustrated with his sister and angrily telling me that his sister’s claims he had done something wrong were “a bunch of mouthwash!” Of course he meant Hogwash. Really gave me a belly laugh!

  • Laurie says:

    We recently installed a bidet on one of our toilets. My 4 and 7 year old love to use it. We were at my parent’s house and the kids had just used the bathroom and told my dad he needs to get a bidet. He was confused and not exactly sure what they were talking about, so my 7-year-old said, “you know, a squirt gun for your butt.” Laughter broke out everywhere.

  • Kathryn Egly says:

    My boys make me laugh. One of my sons asked if he was born when we lived in the gray house. I said, ‘No, you were born when we lived in the white house.

    ‘Dad was the President of the United States?!?!’

    No, not that White House.

  • Nicole says:

    My kids make me laugh every single day. Today they were all in the kitchen together, trying to teach the one year old how to blow bubbles. Everyone was making the most hilarious faces!

  • Jenny Piepkow says:

    Snapchat!!! Sitting on the couch with my kids taking funny pics of ourselfs with our faces misformed, bunny ears ontop, googly eyes etc….Just watching each other transform is making all of us laugh out loud at the same time!!!?

  • Michelle says:

    My 9-year-old niece who lives with me always makes me laughs, she is to funny 🙂

  • Jenny says:

    My 18 year old daughter makes me laugh! Just goofy everyday things, cherishing this time before she heads off to college in the fall.

  • Leah RN says:

    What’s making me laugh is watching my husband with our two miniature dachshunds. They’re sisters that we adopted as puppies nine years ago, and every single day since they’ve been an endless source of joy. They have my husband wrapped around their little fingers (paws?), and it’s hilarious to watch! They definitely wear the pants in our house! 🙂

    And off topic, the video of Kaitlynn landing her jump brought back fond memories. Good for her!

  • Krista says:

    Babies learning to walk.

  • Jana T says:

    Today I randomly found a picture my 5 year old drew during church last week. She had wrote “God dise” (God dies) and had drawn three people on crosses. Not graphic at all, and I had a laugh over the eyes being x’s (“because they are dead” she said) and rays around the head of the middle person (“that’s God and He’s going to heaven so he’s not dead now”). 🙂

  • Shelley Potter says:

    My 18 month old daughter has recently learned the phrase “Oh no!” always accompanied by putting her hands up in the air. All day today, she has been saying it, throwing a toy on the floor, then saying it again with her hands up in the air! ? It’s too cute!

  • Tammy Zielinski says:

    My kids and I always get a good laugh watching our dog do crazy things. He adds a lot to our family!

  • Melissa Lovin says:

    As I am reading this post I am listening to my 16 year old daughter with her 15 1/2 year old cousin who is a boy talking about “life”. They have no idea I can hear them and it is quite amusing!! That isn’t spying right? Just sitting in my office while they are in another room. They talk lous – not my fault! Lol

  • Mercy says:

    Peanuts comics are making me laugh this week. I found a few of the cartoon books from when I was a kid and have enjoyed reading through them and remembering fond times at my grandparents house where I read them as a child.

  • Ashley says:

    My husband makes me laugh. Last night we played scrabble and the ridiculous trash talk was hilarious.

  • Whitney says:

    My giggle for the week:

    As we were sitting at the dinner table this week my 7 year old son, who is part Native American and part Caucasian, was telling us about a comment his friend made to him at school; “My friend says I am chocolate with white mixed in.” My 9 year old daughter who is also part Native American and part white replies; “Your marble.”

    I could not help but giggle

  • Ashley says:

    Tonight my 3.5 year old was helping me make dinner. He really wanted to crack the eggs we needed to coat the chicken. (Note: he has never cracked eggs before, but has watched me do it quite a bit.) He took one egg and tapped it on the side of the dish, and once it got a crack, he took the egg and kind of smushed it to get the white and yolk out. I said, “Well, that’s one way to crack an egg.” He repeated the same procedure for egg number two, and he chuckled and said, “That’s one way to crack an egg!” And he repeated the same procedure and phrase after the third egg. I was cracking up at his excitement to help and enjoyment of our conversation. He was a proud egg cracker, and watching him really brought joy to our meal prep ?

  • Tara says:

    My 6 year is cracking me up. He’s an old soul. He has been talking about short pants, wash rooms, and moving stairs.

  • Kelly Lynn Hacker says:

    The rooster sign on my kitchen wall that says “Kitchen’s closed. This chick’s Had it!” It makes me laugh when I have a bad day.

  • Cheryl says:

    Well, just tonight my daughter and her daddy were sitting next to each other on the couch watching hgtv and there was a certain bodily sound and I looked up and said what and who did that and she turned red and giggled great big and said me. Gotta love a girl who owns it!

  • stacy says:

    My niece turned one today we had 9 cousins under the age of 8 at the birthday party. They had so much fun with each other and were so cute it was the best. We laughed and laughed at them trying to “help” the birthday girl dig into the cake.

  • KT says:

    We laugh and laugh at the funny things our kids say (3 and 4 1/2) … “How do you cook a croc? In a crockpot!”
    They have us in stiches!

  • Sylvia Baker says:

    The movie Nacho Libre makes me laugh!

  • My son is two and fiercely independent, which is leading to many temper tantrums. Today he threw himself on the ground because we wouldn’t let him stick his finger in bird poop at the park. ?

  • Carolyn says:

    The differences between boys and girls make me laugh. I took my 2 sons and my 2 nieces shoe shopping last summer. My boys didn’t even want to stand up in the shoes I picked so that I could make sure that they fit. My nieces on the other hand took pictures of the shoes, walked around the store in the shoes, pondered color choices, etc. My boys were so over shoe shopping that day…

  • Julia says:

    Watching our friend’s one year old with his chubby cheeks and sticking his tongue out made me laugh tonight

  • Sarah says:

    BAd Lip Reading Videos on YouTube make me laugh. Especially Star Wars.

  • Sarah says:

    My 2 year old is learning to talk and she says Wanky (for blanky) Wank You (Thank You) and her cheek is her “happy”. I guess she gets that from the song “If you are happy and you know it.” I guess?? LOL.

  • Sabrina says:

    My 8 year old daughter makes me laugh everyday. Children are amazing! So thankful!

  • Joanna says:

    I was putting antiseptic spray on son and he was worried it would burn. I told him it wouldn’t. When I sprayed it on he screamed and made me jump until I realized he was being funny.

  • Elise says:

    My three-year-old daughter has been calling me her “beautiful wife” all week. it’s both hilarious and, well, terrifying. 😛

  • Roxanne says:

    My grandkids always make me laugh! One of the little ones is just learning to wave “bye-bye” and to watch his big smile and chubby little cheeks when he waves to me, just makes my day!!

  • Jen says:

    My cat always cracks me up; the way he sits on the toilet to “help” me get ready for work in the morning, when he drags his toys out of his box and spreads them around when I leave the house, and when he sits on the couch in a dead-on Al Bundy impersonation.

  • Autumn says:

    My 4.5 year old commented this week, momma, you got your hair cut! You look like grandma! I guess time to embrace that I am getting older but can still keep up with my kids!

  • Diana says:

    My children are doing auditions this week. We have been telling jokes all evening to get them ready for telling their jokes at their auditions.

  • Amber Plock says:

    Tonight, when reading a Bible story to my girls, I was describing what an idol was and how it can be anything you worship instead of God. To this my 3 year old replied, “But Mommy, Daddy worships you!” This was good for a chuckle before I had to explain away that one. I’ll have to share that with my husband when he gets home from work!

  • Ellen says:

    My 5 month old is learning to sit right now, and that has had many funny moments. My favorite was when he was reaching out for a toy and it rolled away and he reached farther for it and tipped over, then looked at me with a look that said “Mom what happened?”

  • Kathy says:

    Babysitting my 3 and 5 year old grand daughters for a long weekend. Watching them play with grandpa always makes me laugh.

  • Brooke says:

    I am laughing today because my youngest son is very angry at his older sister. She often says that when she grows up she will own a big farm with dogs and horses and he can live there and manage the farm. This often persuades him to do what she wants but today he is so mad that he says he’s “buying his own farm!”

  • Rachel says:

    My four year old – she is so into Star Wars right now and almost all day is either Darth Vadar or Princess Leia. Love her!!

  • Stefanie Jackson says:

    A couple things that i laughed about recently. I was watching a youtuber showing reviews on ridiculous items from amazon. Also my sister bought me a stuffed pug for valentines. I brought it home to show my pug and i sat it on his back for a photo and the expression on his face was hilarious. I think he thought i was trying to replace him or something and wasnt too fond of it

  • Ashleigh Hall says:

    My kids are having a dance party tonight since they can stay up later (no school for President’s Day tomorrow) and they’re trying to one up each other in the “silly” dances they’re doing! #pleasestoptime #they’reusuallyfighting

  • Lisa Brown says:

    This week I am choosing to laugh at myself (in a good way) as I learn to do new things. My job had taken a turn and I am now responsible for tasks that feel out of my element. And I have been bumbling through them but eventually I get it! I work in a church office, so they give me lost of grace – and I am learning and growing! (and giggling all the while thinking about old dogs and new tricks 😉

  • Jess says:

    My daughter who thinks she is great at hiding and then hides in the same places over and over while giggling and yelling come find me!

  • Heather says:

    Something that made me happy was being out riding horses with a good friend. We meet at 6:30, jump on bareback and explore the fields before we start our days of homeschooling and momming. On Saturday we saw 3 skunks! It is the first time I’ve ever seen one that was both alive and in the wild. The first one was digging a burrow and we saw it before it saw us and immediately headed away from it. It did eventually see us (and the horses saw it!) and a while later we definitely smelled it. It obviously wasn’t a full spray, but we were sure glad to be away from it! And then we ended up following another one in a different field and it came up on the third one and started a fight. We headed away, they broke it up and everyone escaped smelling just fine 🙂 There were many jokes about what would have happened if we did get sprayed, but trust me, we have no interest in riding Lady Godiva style through the fields and roads we were on! Would have been a crazy start to many motorists day 🙂

  • Katherine says:

    My two year old has awesome dance moves. And any time there’s any music she starts grooving. It’s fantastic!

  • Staci Brown says:

    I spent all afternoon with my best friend…she was helping me paint my son’s room. We laughed so much.

  • Julie says:

    My son, John, constantly makes our family laugh. Whether he is getting into trouble, cleaning the table, riding in the car or playing with his sister-he laughs no matter what. He is such a refreshing, breath of fresh air to our family.

  • Tara says:

    My 5 year old just discovered Michael Jackson and now she busts a move any free moment we are out and is so very serious about each move and singing the music just like him! She makes us laugh and entertains whoever happens to catch her dancing when we are out and about 🙂

  • Lauren Henry says:

    My two year old nephew spent the night and told me to pat his butt and sing him to sleep. I laughed while I sang farmer and the dell per his request.

  • Mandy says:

    Lately we have been laughing a lot as a family – we’ve been enjoying Studio C. It’s a great improv show that is family friendly. Check them out on YouTube!

  • Angela says:

    Playing cards with my grandma and my family. Grandma kept trying to cheat, and we all were cracking up laughing at her.

  • Lori says:

    It’s refreshing to see funny and educational things on YouTube. This Tonight Show clip with Jimmy Fallon and the late Steve Irwin’s son Robert was a great way to end my day. Who doesn’t love cuddling with a sloth!

  • Elizabeth says:

    All week my daughter was saying she wanted to wear her “oh girls” and I couldn’t figure out what she meant. Finally she pulled out her OVERALLS and said, “oh girls!” Lol!

  • Debbie B. says:

    I am loving your weekly Sunday posts! Keep them coming!
    Today I laughed at the sheer joy of my 5 and 3 year old as they were jumping and splashing in puddles on our walk. So much fun and joy!

  • Rebecca says:

    Watching my granddaughter learning to talk!

  • Alex M says:

    Listening to my 8 month old giggle made me laugh today!

  • Anissa says:

    My little guy telling his daddy that I can’t come to the phone because I am busy MILKING! No, not a cow. Just pumping frequently to keep my milk supply up for his brother in the NICU. Just shows that even in the midst of having empty arms with my baby at six weeks plus still in the NICU I am blessed to get a good laugh from my precious son.

  • Jennifer Tasker says:

    I need to pull out the Enneagram book again, thanks for reminding me!

    We discovered some home videos on a USB my mom gave us years ago – they were of our son when he was 3 (he’s now 9) singing and laughing and playing with my sister and my mom. We have a feeling they videoed him when he was visiting them in CA with my husband and my hubby was asleep (jet lag, we live in Australia) and my son was still awake so they were entertaining him. So much fun!

  • Need A Nap2 says:

    The Sunday comics. I sometimes buy the paper for coupons so I bought one last Sunday. The comics made me laugh, but also how excited my kids were to read the comics. They *love* them!

  • Zac W says:

    I’m enjoying Going-Siral. It is so funny!

  • Rhonda says:

    Our church had a Lego themed Mother Son banquet on Saturday night. It was a blast watching my married 22year old son playing with Legos with the other sons young and old. Great time, great fun!

  • Dharshi says:

    My three year old daughter likes to watch Peppa Pig. She now pretends that she is Peppa and I’m Mummy Pig. It cracks me up because when we are in public, either in the grocery store or the park, she calls out loudly, “Mummy Pig”. People always turn to look!

  • Sheri says:

    Crystal, thank you so much for your post! I really admire how you were also able to laugh at yourself and encourage others through your failed experiment. Also, thank you for this post in how I just had a light bulb turn on for me of being more purposeful in my week and listing through all the subjects you have here are such great positive reminders and challenges for the next week.

    As for what I’m laughing at, I was laughing just today when my 4 yr old was telling me all the songs from Star Wars he likes. But instead of just telling me, he sang them and sang only about 2-3 notes then moved on to the next song without pausing. 😉 I just had to stop and smile 🙂

    Thanks for your encouragement and purpose you inspire in others. God bless.

  • Karla says:

    Watching old shows and reminiscing about that time or the funny way things were done. Oh and pretending to talk with a southern drawl for several hours. Lots of laughs.

  • Rose says:

    I’ve been watching old sit-coms late at night when I struggle with insomnia. They were SO funny without all the ugliness that’s in more modern sit-coms… it makes me happy that they’re still around but sad that new comedy can’t be clean.

  • Heather says:

    Hearing the stories my daughter tells me about her roommate’s cat (Boots). I never grew up with a cat so I am always surprised by what Boots does – sits in the bathroom and watches while my daughter gets ready, jumps up and tries to open my daughters door handle in the morning, etc. I hear a new Boots story at least weekly.

  • lena says:

    Thank you, Amy, for writing these loving words of truth. I pray that people will be willing to take another look at this.

  • Jennifer says:

    My kids love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and since it has been a rainy and cold weekend where we live the four of us cuddled up on the couch and giggled ourselves silly watching the antics of Captian Jack Sparrow and the crew. I’ll take any excuse for lazy fun time with the kiddos.

  • Joan says:

    My 6 month old had her first tooth come in so she’s been doing funny faces trying to feel her new tooth. And now that she has her tooth, she started to say “dadda” of course. 🙂

  • Amy Jaskowiak says:

    I am a single mommy with a 22 month old. Today, from his car seat (at a moment where I was not feeling entirely like I have my life all together), he starts cheering and clapping from the back seat. “Mommy! Yay! Good job! Yay mommy!”

    I don’t know how he knew I needed a little pep talk in that moment, but later that night at church, he sat with me during the service (normally he is in the nursery, but he insisted on “Jesus songs” tonight), placed his hand on my cheek, and softly rubbed my cheek with his thumb.

  • Kayla says:

    My one year old just figured out how to pick her nose. She will be sitting in the living room watching a show with her finger up her nose. Hahaha.

  • Micha says:

    My dog cracks me up. She has no concept of personal space or that she is way too large to be a lap dog but acts like one anyway.

  • Cynthia says:

    Cinco on Netflix Jim Gafikin. Hilarious. Lots of heartbreaking and life-changing events lately, so laughter is appreciated.

  • Emily F says:

    I have to echo others and say that my kids make me laugh daily with their antics. ?

  • Leslie says:

    Our little girl gets laughs hysterically watching funny pet videos on YouTube. Just watching her reaction cracks me up! She loves animals and longs to have her own pet which is not a reality for us right now…so in the meantime she loves watching the adorable and funny antics of dogs, cats, even horses and hamsters! Her love for animals just grows deeper as she gets to observe the unique personalities of each one!

  • Leslie says:

    We are currently in China with our newly adopted son (reading MSM is helping me feel connected to home!). We are learning more about him each day, and I am especially enjoying how he is mimicking our fun routines- like scratching his chin and saying “hmm” until he has his “Aha!” moment. So cute 🙂

  • Laurie Ann says:

    I live next to a large regional park and Sundays are my favorite day to walk through the park and observe the couples, families, dogs, cyclists, all smiling and spending time with their loved ones in the great outdoors. It’s my weekly uplift, sometimes the snippets of conversation I overhear on the walking trail will make me laugh.

  • Kristine says:

    My 10 year old daughter always makes me laugh. She’s the complete opposite of me. Very outgoing. She’s always making goofy faces or a doing a silly dance move. She makes us smile and laugh all the time. 🙂

  • Kathy says:

    Please don’t take this personally but your chocolate chip pancake video was the first thing that came to my mind when I thought of laughing. ?

  • Heather Prouty says:

    What’s making me laugh with astonishment this week – my five year old is learning to read and write and is SO into it. No big deal for a kindergartener except he was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and we didn’t know if he would ever talk. ?

  • Rheea says:

    For the first time, I tried putting on a workout playlist while exercising. My 6yo daughter, who was watching while I sweated and panted, said, “Oh, you’re playing music to distract you from all that pain?” :p

  • Heather says:

    I checked on my daughter after putting her to bed and found her small cat sleeping right beside her. Head on the pillow, sprawled out long, and slightly covered. It was hilarious. This cat truly thinks she is one of the kids.

  • Paula says:

    My 6 year old daughter is always making me laugh. Just this weekend we had a conversation about boys. It was purely honest and kept me giggling.
    C: Mom all the girls think that B is the cutest boy in 1st grade. Not me.
    Me: Why is that?
    C: He isn’t the sweetest and isn’t funny at all.
    Me: Well that is important honey. ( thinking that we are out of the woods talking about this issue for a few more years at least.)
    C: Now D has it all. Maybe he will be my husband someday.

  • Ivy says:

    Playing Exploding Kittens with my family makes me laugh!

  • Muriel says:

    My son pointed out that I haven’t worn my workout shoes in a long time. Guess that’she a gooder reminder to make exercise a higher priority. 🙂

  • Tara says:

    My son got a joke book at Christmas and takes it everywhere, even a run to the grocery. He had both me and the checkout guy at Aldi in tears this weekend.

  • Tara H says:

    We have an angry, but adorable 1 yr old foster daughter right now. When things get tense, we turn up the music loud. She stops her fit and starts dancing with our 4 other kiddos. Makes me laugh every time.

  • Jessica says:

    These days my 3 year old daughter is making us laugh. She makes songs about everything and giggles giggles giggles at her own silliness. She makes me laugh dozens of times a day.

  • Jennifer A. says:

    Hinger. I hurt my hinger. My 2-year-old calls his fingers, his hingers. My older kids are always trying to correct him. I tell them to stop. Let the baby say hinger. It’s sooo cute. Haha

  • Christy says:

    I like the Clean Funny Pics Facebook page — so much humor nowadays is crude, but this is not only funny, but also appropriate for any kids peeking over my shoulder!

  • G says:

    My 4 year old daughter asked me this week if there is poop in heaven. LOL!

  • Suzanne C says:

    Our dog has had me laughing all week. She’s on a mission to steal Mom’s bed. A few days ago, she faked having to go out early in the morning. When Mom got up to take her out, she jumped in the bed and pretended she was sound asleep.

  • June Rostad says:

    Talking about the Enneagram reminded me of when we did the MBTI (Myers & Briggs) exams. The whole family did it. Our eldest daughter wouldn’t speak to us for several days, and we couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, she was mad that her MBTI score was exactly the same as one of her parents. My husband and I laughed about that like crazy when we found out.

  • Jill says:

    I’m currently converting old VHS tapes to DVD and watching these from my childhood has brought lots of laughs.

  • Sarah says:

    My daughter has discovered and old knock-knock joke book. The funny part is her reading them and not understanding how any of them is the joke

  • Stephanie says:

    I am laughing as I watch my husband teach our daughter to ride her bike. He is an amazing coach!

  • The new Chatbooks video ad is hilarious–I made my husband watch it after seeing it for the first time last week. (You can find the video on the Chatbooks Facebook page.)

  • Heather says:

    Yesterday we were on our way home from a cattle show. We got a text from some friends that had left the show a few hours before us. Someone put a pair of coveralls in the back of the truck and they blew out in the middle of the freeway about 2 hours into the trip. Well, we happened to find them on the side of the road, pulled over, picked them up and texted a picture of the new found coveralls. Definitely a story we will be talking about for years…and saved a certain husband from a TSC shopping trip.

  • rebecca ensz says:

    A youtube video of a girl who drew with Sharpe markers stripes all over her younger sister. She called her a zebra. It was so funny!

  • Melissa says:

    Our two little girls (18mths and 4) love love love the trolls movie. The 18mth old gets the dancing and singing feeling when “I got that feeling” songs comes on. No matter what she is doing when that song comes on she stop goes in front of the TV and does her dance number. It is a hoot

  • Lauren says:

    My son made me laugh this week by telling me that he was going to retire after college so he didn’t have to work. When I asked how he was going to make his money, his response was: “Umm … a lemonade stand?”

  • Heather Lucas says:

    My almost 2 year old was standing in the living room and we were watching a nature video with lots of different animals and he just kept getting so excited and pointing every time he saw an animal and said “Wha’s that?” My husband and I were laughing so hard. Lol

  • Mrs Zoo says:

    My two year old singing the ABC song over… and over… and over.
    No matter how many times I hear it, though, I always giggle when he gets to “LMNOP”. 🙂

  • Lori says:

    My kids are making me laugh. I’m learning to slow down and enjoy them. And not cringe as much when their silliness is not as appropriate as I want it to be. I’m loving it. And they are loving seeing me laugh more.

  • LaCosta says:

    This week I am laughing at my kids. This week my five year old, who is learning letters, came to me. He was drawing a circle in the air with his finger and said, “what sound does this shape make?” He wasn’t asking about the letter “o”, he was asking how to sound out a circle ?

  • Pam says:

    My son said to my husband the other day “Sometimes I wonder if you parents forget what it was like to be a kid.” as he was describing some funny thing that happened at school – and I guess he didn’t get the response he expected.

  • Beth says:

    We have all been laughing at my son’s hysterical belly laugh when he squirts bath toys into the potty and then goes pee in there himself, laughing even harder (we are just starting to potty train). Also, just saying the word “poop” or “toot” or “booger” or “burp” sends him into fits of laughter. Joys of boys. Haha

    • Beth says:

      Oh, and I studied the Enneagram pretty in depth (I’m a one…that’s how we roll) about five years ago. My husband is a nine. It has been immensely helpful for our marriage and for our own growth in becoming more “redeemed” (I’m not sure if that language is used in the book you read. We primarily read books and listened to lectures by Richard Roth.) It has helped me be more empathetic and gracious toward others weaknesses and struggles.

      My dad was a very unhealthy eight and I used to get so angry when he would steam-roll over all of us with his power and capitalize on our insecurities by teasing or ridiculing. And I would get annoyed at my (seven) mom’s lack of depth with me and seemingly inability to be serious. But now if they do those things, I can be gracious, knowing they are struggling against their natural sin nature. I can also speak their “language” of what they naturally value or encourage them toward what their healthy number would look like, too. It has made us closer without them knowing any of it!

  • Sarah says:

    This week actually this Sunday what made me laugh was taking my kids and their friend to the park it was nearly 70 degrees here in PA however less than two weeks ago we had a snow day. It was so funny seeing kids running around in shorts and short sleeves and there was still some snow in spots. They would run from the pier at the park and then jump into the little snow bank and the end it was really strange and funny to watch. And we took our dogs too and they would run into the water then come out shake off and run to the snow, by far the funniest and strangest thing I’ve seen in a while.

  • Cortney says:

    My daughter has been making me laugh- she has a cracked lip right now and keeps going around telling people “my crack hurts”! 🙂

  • Blair says:

    Christian Comedian Tim Hawkins makes me laugh until I am crying! If you’ve never watched him, his videos are on youtube. “Yoga Pants” is especially hilarious!

  • Su says:

    My children make me laugh. Also, at an assembly, when all was quiet, a boy’s grandmother’s cell phone rang…”A Tisket, A Tasket…” that was funny!

  • Megan says:

    We just moved and our new place had absolutely no carpet at all. Our last place was mostly carpet. Our 3 large dogs are finding it very hard to get around when trying to chase the kids. It’s only been a couple of days but they are providing tons of laughter.

  • Linda says:

    Well, I don’t think my two girls realize that hormones run a muck and when they do they talk, argue and well you know…. its unending…. This past week my Cat Isabella came into heat….she was unending meowing and rubbing and just wanted everyone’s attention….The girls were saying ” Will this ever end, will she ever shut up ? lol Well just about the time that she did… my sons cat Dominique started in and is in heat this week….The girls are not thrilled, but I explained to them again that hormones do strange things to us…and that they needed to remember to not be so loud or attention seeking when they experience the monthly hormones running a muck…. It goes along way into making home peaceful if one controls their actions and attitudes during this time…. If only the girls could see it !!! They are 13 and 14….pray for me !!!

  • Christi says:

    My daughter dancing to “Happy Birthday” as we sang to her brother had us all laughing.

  • Brenda says:

    The weather has been unseasonably nice the past two weeks (we live in Nebraska) so we took our gliders to the park on Saturday and had a few people stop and enjoy our flying. One boy older than my oldest stopped by and asked what they were. My oldest explained it was a glider and then showed him how it worked.

  • Elizabeth says:

    My kids of course. 🙂 When asked what the freezing point of water is child #1 said 100,000 degrees so very confidently. Ah yes dear time to work on that again. 🙂

  • Julia says:

    Our youngest (4 1/2) cracked us up this week – he wanted 60 pistachios as his bed time snack and I said he could have 5. He proceed to tell us that his 5 were 60 but that it was a fiction story because it wasn’t true so he really didn’t have 60 but he was just saying that he did. Just as serious as could be, telling us the difference between fiction and non fiction. 🙂

  • Angie Simmonds says:

    I laugh at the you tube video of the man trying to describe to his wife the smell emanating off the women in front of him in line. He keeps gagging and his wife’s laugh is so contagious!

  • Suzanne JP says:

    Watching my children run in footed pjs on tile to get out extra energy before bed. Laughing every time they slip! Simple joys.

  • jennie says:

    Having a hard time finding laughs today due to a death of a friend. But your pancake video, that is great, what’s better that you can make fun of yourself.

  • sarah n says:

    I laughed so hard I cried watching this video! Kids are so funny.

  • Esther says:

    My husband and I are trying to potty train my 2 year old daughter and one day she tried arguing with her dad. He was trying to tell her that she needed to stop going poop in her diaper and start using the potty. Well my daughters response was “No Dad! I want to poop in my diaper!”
    This makes me laugh every time I think about it! I can hear her telling her dad this and I can hear my husband saying, “Fine, just poop in your pants” LOL!!
    She already knows she has her dad wrapped around her finger and can get away with almost anything 🙂

  • Amber says:

    Nothing makes me giggle more then a baby laughing. Well my son is about to turn 4 months old. When he gets to “talking” it always cracks me up and when I start to laugh it makes him laugh which makes me laugh harder which makes him laugh harder. It just goes back and forth for at least 5 minutes and it always makes my day!!!

  • Liz says:

    This weekend I introduced my kids to the movie E.T. and laughed so hard! I can’t believe I put off getting Netflix for so long. Our new thing has been to find movies that I watched and liked when I was growing up!

    • Krista says:

      Grandma gave our kids a package of huge, plastic sunglasses for Valentine’s Day. Our family has been having fun modeling them and laughing at each other. I’m thankful for every laugh heard in our home.

  • Denisse says:

    I always search for “autocorrect fail” on Google when I need a good belly laugh. I laugh so much I cry!!!

    • SK Bell says:

      Oh gosh I love those too… though some of them get SO horribly inappropriate! I’ve seen a few where the poor sender accidentally something mortifying to a grandparent or boss or something!

  • Tina Corley says:

    I took my dog and kiddo to the dog park. While I was there, a yellow lab would run and jump into the water after rocks his owner would throw. Then his owner would say “that’s it, you are going to have to go under to get one” and the dog would dive under water and come up with the biggest rock he could carry, like 10-15 pounds. It was unbelievable and hilarious!

  • MaryChris says:

    This is kind of long, but it’s an account of how I spent my Valentine’s Day. The post – with picture is on my Facebook page ( I laughed, I cried, I pounded my head against the wall . . .

    Time, and why you can never depend on plans if they involve time you thought you had.
    Like when you THINK you’ll have time to get back to some free work you promised you’d do just as soon as your paid work was complete, but that day is when your lovely, wonderful dog decides he needs another emergency room visit at the Vet hospital. Twice in two weeks is way too many!
    And you skip breakfast to get the dog there, and while you’re waiting Mr. Lovely Dog pees a LAKE in the middle of the hospital lobby. And when I say LAKE I mean as in LAKE MICHIGAN or larger.
    And of course, while you’re sitting around watching your dog pee on the floor, YOU get the urge. Ever try going to the restroom with a BIG dog – as in TALL dog – one who thinks toilet water is akin to the finest champagne (get my drift?) Yes, this is a dog who will bark for fresh water if he’s left even the smallest trace of backwash in his bowl, or if it’s not chilled to his preferred temperature. But mud puddles, YUM! Public restroom bowls, YIPPEE!
    And, you did check to make sure you aren’t trailing anything from your shoe, but who knew that you’d somehow tucked that stupid pull string at the bottom of your coat, into your jeans! So you leave the bathroom with Mr Lovely Dog dripping toilet water from his moosh and the bottom of your coat tucked into your pants. Oh, and of course, Mr Lovely Dog’s Dr is who you run into on your way back to the lobby. UGH.
    If that weren’t bad enough, while you’re standing at the window setting up surgery for said dog, someone taps your arm and says “Don’t step back.” Luckily, I’m a lifelong dog owner and a statement like that means “cause your dog just did a dump the size of a pile of bricks right behind your foot.” UGH!
    So you grab the box of tissues on the counter and neatly lay a pile of them on top of his pile, then continue setting up the surgery date.
    Oh, and did I mention that said Lovely Dog recently decided that all 70+ pounds of him needs to be LIFTED into the back hatch of your car? Or that the vet hospital is 35 minutes one way if you’re obeying the speed limit, but a mere 22 minutes if you speed like all get-out?
    Or that the refills on his meds, PLUS the emergency visit cost more than a complete new wardrobe, including shoes?

    And there you have it, day one of trying to get that work started again, shot to heck. I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow has in store.
    Le sigh. . .
    Oh, by the way, I didn’t step in that pile, or the lake, but Mr Lovely Dog did – yep, he stepped in BOTH of them.

    And that’s why I carry baby wipes in my car. UGH.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Celeste says:

    Lately I am finding funny drawings all over my house that my 5 year old daughter has done. I love fostering her creativity and it’s cute to see her little mind create on paper what she sees. It has been making me chuckle every time I find something new.:)

  • Marianne says:

    I’ve just dabbled with the Enneagram, but I’m confident that I’m a five (with a 4-wing, making me “the iconoclast,” which I am probably unreasonably proud of).

    Making my laugh, yesterday was my day to volunteer in the church nursery, so those kiddos are always a hoot! I usually have toddlers, so there is the regular who doesn’t want mom and dad to leave, and the visitor who runs right into the middle of the action without a backwards look.

  • Dori says:

    This morning, I made myself laugh, because I actually salivate over winning FREE books!!! Nothing sounds more exciting to me than getting books for free, which in turn, made me laugh at myself! Lol

  • chantel says:

    The way my 2 year old pronounces words at this age. Cracks me up!

  • Pamela says:

    Kansas weather is making me laugh. 70 degrees in February? YES!

  • Jane says:

    We went to Monterey Bay aquarium yesterday and was talking to my almost 6 year old about conservation and I asked him if he knew what it meant and he proudly said yes. I thought, wow what a smart kid. When I asked him what it meant, he said conservation is when two people talk to each other! Sometimes these big words are hard to differentiate, we had to explain that when two people talk to each other it’s conversation and not conservation. Life is always so fun with a 6 year old!

  • Jenny Patrick says:

    I am a kindergarten aid with a very lively bunch of 5 year olds and every day is different. We have children from every part of the world and it makes life very interesting. We have one child from India that is so a myna bird she makes me laugh everyday! My favorite saying in the class is Holy Moly and another teachers is Oh Baby. She puts them both together and you can here her saying Holy Moly oh baby all over the playground!!! She has gotten lots of chuckles and makes our day!!!

  • Linzi says:

    My nephew(5) was visiting us last weekend and his mom told me that he took the GT test last week. I asked him how did he do in his test and he replied, ” I am not sure! I was too distracted by all the girls sitting around me!” – He cracks me up!

  • Taylor says:

    My kids crack me up daily… This weekend it was my little 2 year old making “pancakes” (pretend of course) in his play house outside. He wanted to make everyone something but Daddy. LOL! Poor guy! He said” no, not for you. Mama want pancakes? Aj want pancakes? Kamryn has pancakes”. “No, not dada.” He knew he was being funny too!

  • Melanie says:

    My 12 yo son is really into corny jokes and puns lately and most of the time I think they are hilarious too. My girls are older and they just roll their eyes at us but we love to tell each other new ones. A few of our favorites are:

    What do you call a flying skunk? A smell-o-copter
    Why do cows have hooves? Because they lactose.

    And my all time favorite–What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh. That one makes me giggle every single time!!

  • karen says:

    The other day I was holding our little girl on my lap which is getting smaller because of my growing belly. 🙂 I asked her what she was going to do when I wouldn’t have any more room on my lap for her. She said, “Then my chair will have to hold me!”

  • Jo says:

    My three-year-old! 🙂

  • Heather Buege says:

    All the funny things my girls (currently ages 10 & 6 1/2) say make me laugh! I like to share their quips/funny sayings on Facebook. Over the years, people have told me I could “write a book” with all they have to say. Only problem: I hadn’t really written them down anywhere other than Facebook. The stories and moments were stuck in a bad Facebook time warp! It would have been WAY too daunting (and time consuming) to scroll back through my timeline to record them (copy paste into Word doc). Life saver: when Facebook introduced “on this day” feature a little over a year ago! Each day, I went to “on this day” and copied and pasted the stories/quips and pulled them into my personal Word Doc outside of Facebookland. Last November, I made a full circle of a year and completed MOST of the past year’s stories that I had neglected to document anywhere other than Facebook. Oh, I missed a few days here and there (so, since I’m in the habit of checking “on this day” regularly I still check it and add those ones I missed the first time around, adding to my Word doc.) I have a pretty comprehensive list now in that Word doc (hint: when copying and pasting the story, I also typed the date (MM/DD/YYYY) that the specific moment happened. Thank you for this opportunity to win some amazing reads!

  • Rose says:

    our 9 yo grandson makes us laugh ALL the time!! Fri night while spending the night, he said ” We [his brother age 10 and him] want to watch TV with the light off like Grampa does, cuz thats just so cool ” : )

  • Lindsey says:

    My sons (2 1/2 and 1 1/2) love getting into trouble together! Just this morning, they pulled nearly all the snacks from our pantry into the living room, where they were watching Thomas the Train. They managed to dump a bag of pretzels onto the floor. With my prompting, they helped clean them up. Soon after, I took my older son upstairs for a nap and when I came back, my youngest had pulled out the box of Cheerios and dumped the entire box onto our kitchen floor. While some moments like these can be frustrating, I always try to snap a picture before cleaning up. This gives me a minute to “breathe” if I’m tempted to be upset, and will make us laugh at this memory in a few years!

  • Kori Lewis says:

    My 16 month old is currently obsessed with elephants and constantly walks around the house making elephant noises.

  • Deanna says:

    My 11.5 months old keeps me smiling! She cracks us all up with her cuteness and antics all the time.

  • Marshan says:

    the movie HITCH always makes me laugh.

  • Ashley says:

    My two-year-old walked into the kitchen Sunday morning, after having put on her own shoes to get ready for church. I told her she was so cute, and said “Daddy, look at how cute Finleigh is!” He, of course, agreed with me, and Finleigh promptly let us know, “I’m not cute, I’m beautiful!” Cracked up us!

  • Dorcas says:

    MY daughter kept talking about a pimple dog. COULd not figure out what she meant till it suddenly dawned on me… a pit bull. Still laughing.

  • Maria Miller says:

    My husband makes me laugh. He preaches on Sunday nights at our church. His message was so good last night, but it was also very funny!

  • Abbey says:

    This morning conversation:
    Me: How did you sleep?
    Son (3.5 years old): On my side.
    Ha! I got a good laugh which made him start to laugh and started our day off on a great note.

  • Tessa says:

    Something that has had me laughing lately is my son. My husband has ALWAYS made fun of my dance moves, saying I dance like a dork. My son just turned 16 months and has started dancing to music, whether it me a true song or simply theme music to a TV Show. We’ve come to realize he dances just as dorky! I end up laughing the whole time he’s dancing, it brightens my day each time!

  • Marian says:

    I found some Jim Gaffigan videos on Netflix recently and it’s been a welcome treat!! I love good, clean comedy and he is so funny and real. It was fun laughing with my husband as we watched.

  • Katie K says:

    What’s making me laugh this week is a series of baking/cooking fails! Luckily my family laughed WITH me and not AT me 🙂

  • Amy says:

    When I recently asked my three year old if she has a sweet tooth, she said, “Yes, right here!” as she pointed to one of her teeth! Then she went on to tell me she has a “vegetable tooth” and pointed to another tooth! What a good laugh she gave me!

  • Theresa says:

    This week my oldest son and I were grocery shopping and talking about the fact that we are trying to eliminate sugar in our diet. He was telling me about a Youtuber that is doing this and we were just going on and on about it. Then just as we finished our conversation we turned the aisle and I said to him, “Grab me a bag of sugar, we’re almost out”. Short term memory loss I guess 🙂

  • Anna says:

    Laughing at my 7 yr old who almost makes us late because of the bumps in her socks that drive her crazy!

  • Mary says:

    My mom cut her middle finger doing the exact same thing when taking a seed out of an avocado. However, she bled a lot and had to drive herself to the ER. She actually had severed a nerve also and lost feeling on one side of her finger. I’m glad that your’s faired much better!

  • Sarah says:

    A conversation of my kids when they were talking on the phone to each other (one was home and the other was with the grandparents):
    7 year old “No don’t hang up, I want to talk to you forever!”
    3 year old “We can’t talk all night you know!”
    7 year old “Yes we can. Sneak the phone under your pillow.”
    3 year old “ummm maybe. Well have to think about that okay?”

  • Anna Rose says:

    I’m a 9 through and through and my husband is a 1. When I first did the enneagram was when I realized that it was possible I annoy some people with my uber-peaceful personality. Knowing about and owning my 9Ness really helped me value myself.

    I watched Hero with my husband, Jet Li movie, for free. They were showing it at the local university. Did you know some colleges offer free movie screenings? Perfect for dates. Plus they usually have a discussion about the movie.

    Anyway, what was funny was as we were leaving I kept telling myself that this time I will remember the ending of the movie. I’ve seen it at least 5 times and always forget what it is about. While it is amazing photographic cinematology, it is shown from 3 different perspectives. If I forget the ending again, though, I don’t mind rewatching it.

  • Maggie says:

    Last night our 2 year old ended up in bed with us. She is potty trained but had an accident. In our morning rush, I had to give her a quick bath. She walked out of the bathroom in a towel, looked at her 5 year old sister and proudly announced, “Hi Kenzie. I have a clean butt!” The entire family got a good morning laugh before heading out the door!

  • Jen H says:

    Had a cat video marathon with my kids last evening. Always good for laughs!

  • Cathy says:

    The past week, I’ve been laughing at our new little kitten. She has no fear and is such a goofball. She literally jumped from the top of the baby gate directly onto my husband’s stomach, I guess she wanted a hug. ?

  • Amanda says:

    My puppy makes me laugh every day! She is so full of love and energy! Over the weekend she spent about 10 minutes trying to get through the doorway with a stick in her mouth. Clearly the stick was longer than the door opening. It was hilarious to watch her try out different methods to get through. Eventually she just plowed through, breaking the stick in half. It was great!

  • Rebekah says:

    Our 2 year-old loves to “meow” the theme song to the A-Team (she calls it the “Hey Team”). We don’t have a cat and have no idea what a cat has to do with the show, but it is hilarious. Before you know it, the whole family is usually meowing theme songs from the ’80s.

  • Angela says:

    I’m making myself laugh because I’ve always been very serious since I was a baby, but now that I’m middle aged, I’m learning life is so much better when I laugh at my mistakes or when things don’t go the way I planned. My teens have joined in the fun. It’s helping all of us enjoy life and learning more!

  • Kathleen says:

    Ive been exercising regularly lately and my 5 yr old said “your’re not going to be my momma anymore soon!” I asked “why who am I going to be? ” she answered, “a skinny old lady!” Ive been laughing about it for days.

  • Harmony says:

    I was horsing around with my preschool students and after a bit I laid down on the ground and said I was pooped! One of my friends looked at my shocked and then looked at my bottom and said “You pooped?!” Potty training is a big thing in our classroom and it was so funny to see him concerned that I, a grown up, could have an “accident.”

  • Mimi says:

    I love being a mom. I never thought it was going to be my “thing” but I love my two girls (4 and almost 2)… they make my husband and I laugh every day.

  • Christina says:

    My five year old makes me laugh on a daily basis. Yesterday he had a cough so I gave him (possibly his first) cough drop. He sucked on it for a minute and then spit it in the trash. When I asked him if he didn’t like it he said, “No!!! It tastes like a rotten boot!” Not sure when he’s ever tried a boot or a rotten boot.

  • Pat Henderson says:

    The TV show Last Man Standing is making us laugh these days. We even laugh at the reruns over and over again.

  • Misty says:

    My kids have been sick for several weeks; we can’t seem to get the nasty head cold virus out of our house! My littlest is 2 years old, and he has started to pick his nose – a lot – with the increased snot production that accompanies a head cold. When we remind him not to pick his nose, he yells “I HAS BOOGIES!” This response is especially funny in public. He’s so cute when he says the phrase that we often tell him to stop picking his nose just to hear his reaction!

  • Kristy says:

    My kids (aged 5,3 and 10 months) make me laugh all the time. I laugh the hardest at the stuff I’m not suppose to find funny and need to turn away to giggle about. I wish I could table the funny to laugh when they are in bed, but sadly have forgotten by then!

  • Carrie Heard says:

    my 4 year old was running around w a cereal box on his head…made me laugh. !!

  • Melody Benschoter says:

    My daughter has lost her front two top teeth, and her bottom to lateral incisors- so she looks like a jack o lantern! I laugh every time I look at her. And of course she hams it up to make me laugh more.

  • Heather H says:

    Taking my 4 kids to Chuck E Cheese – I love their excitement and then I want to cry at the chaos 🙂

  • kayla says:

    Watching my two year old become his own unique, silly self makes me laugh daily..

  • Sara says:

    My older girls making “slime” with our 2 year old. She gets sooo excited and her laugh is hysterical.

  • Jessica H says:

    Taking my girl scout troop to the animal shelter for a tour. We went so the girls could see the shelter and talk about their needs for a service project. It was funny seeing the girls see the dog, running around giving kisses. And the girls laying on the floor in one of the cat cabins trying to get a scared cat to come out and play. It was great, a cat was adopted while we were there. 🙂

  • Kimberly in NC says:

    Our family received season one of the Little House series for Christmas. So we’ve been watching it regularly and Mr. Edwards has quickly become a favorite character for our three sons. The episode where he babysits so Pa and Ma can go on holiday and then he shoots a hole in the roof, has to chase Carrie around and ultimately nail her dress to the roof to keep her safe has got to be one of our favorites.

  • Meghan says:

    I keep looking back on a picture I took of my toddler in the bath. She was playing with bubbles and I thought it would make a cute picture, but what I got was #stuffofnightmares. I die laughing every time I see it. Wish I could share it on here but it doesn’t look like pictures can paste in these text boxes.

  • Lora says:

    I walked in the kitchen this morning and spoke a loud to no one, ” Aww, someone did the dishes”. My husband said that our son did them before he left for class. I laughed because 1- I didn’t hear any begging and 2- Our son barely has enough time to get dressed,let alone hand wash a whole week’s worth. Last night I came home after a long, sad week away and did. not. want. to do them. Those guys didn’t do them once. I did hoard my clean spoon and fork that was in my luggage, just in case.

  • Anne says:

    My spouse has a story from when he was a stage performer that makes me laugh every single time. He doesn’t even have to tell the story, he only has to reference the character he was playing at the time.

  • Tamah says:

    We watched old MASH reruns today…such a funny show,

  • Jenny M says:

    A friend got her first handful of baby poop when her newborn jaundiced baby squirted poop suddenly during a diaper change this week! I assured her there would be many more. But we both shared a good laugh in the moment!

  • Angie says:

    I’m loving cat videos that make me laugh today!

  • Debbie M says:

    I help coach 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball team with my husband. Last Saturday was my our basketball game and somehow I thought that it was crazy hair day and I am spraying the boys hair with some color. My husband comes around the corner and stated that the crazy hair day is on March 4th. I laughed and the boys had fun with green hair!

  • Heidi says:

    With President’s Day being today, our 2 elementary kids at school have been studying both Abraham Lincoln & George Washington this month. We recently received a note home that our young son had to “move a star” at school that day (which is the school’s discipline system for unacceptable behavior). When I asked our child about it, he told me that he had to move a star during Library. Needless to say, I was quite puzzled of all classes to get into “trouble” for.
    Come to find out, the Librarian had read the kids a book about George Washington & then showed the students a short educational video about President Washington. Our son started laughing hysterically during the video, so the rest of the class started laughing too (which obviously was disruptive to the learning environment). Being still puzzled, I asked our son, “What was so funny about a George Washington documentary?” His response was priceless, “Mommy, George Washington had totally girly hair!” Needless to say, we then had a conversation about common customs back during President Washington’s time as it pertained to garb, wigs, etc…that our son was clearly unaware of. (;

  • Wendy says:

    In response to winning the stack of books: Something I am laughing about tonight is the fact that we survived a family photo session today with a newborn daughter who pooped twice during it, our temper tantrum-filled 3 year old daughter and our attention seeking, “loves posing for the camera” 5 year old daughter haha! Whew! I think I need another shower I sweat so much getting thru it haha!

  • SK Bell says:

    Once again, great stack of books! You’re very generous!!

    Something that’s making me laugh…this is going to sound a little frivolous. My son is super into superheroes right now (he’s three) so today I was just ecstatic to hit the jackpot on my thriftstore run… a Spiderman hoodie a couple sizes too big for him, so he can wear it for fun now and for real in a year or two… and a Batman footie pajama for $1.99 in my husband’s size!!! He will be playing Batman in a pair of footie pajamas this evening and I can’t stop cracking up imagining it. And I get to see that (probably ever night, sorry hubs) for as long as it stays fun for everybody! Life is good! =D

  • Krista says:

    My 4 year old twins make me laugh everyday! Never a dull moment.

  • Megan says:

    Watching America’s Funniest Videos with my son makes me laugh.

  • Amy says:

    The jokes my boys tell are so funny! 🙂 Some are better than others. 😉

  • Katrina says:

    getting to see one of my children laugh as we work together to wash another sibling’s sleeping bag– we got to play Ms Pac Man at the laundromat and we got to spend time working on his God & Family workbook– moments which don’t seem to come often enough!

  • Rachel says:

    My son makes me laugh. There is never a dull moment in the house with him. Sometimes he’s trying to be funny but usually he is just his usual, silly, amazing self. He seems to make it his job to cheer us up or just keep us laughing.

  • Michelle says:

    My friend’s 3 year old sat next to me at lunch yesterday and kept saying baba ghannouj over and over while dipping his veggies in it. It sounded so funny coming from such a little person

  • Shannon says:

    Hearing my kids laugh. It doesn’t matter what mood I am in, when I hear them laughing I can’t help but laugh along with them!

  • Kim says:

    I saw a video on facebook today of two baby goats dressed in pajamas! running around and playing in the barn and hay. It was soooooo funny and CUTE!!! 🙂

    P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chip & Joanna Gaines!!! 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    We were able to go see Tim Hawkins (Christian comic) this week and I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe!! I listen to his podcasts (Poddy Break) also and they really help my commute to pass quickly. Lots of laughs!

  • Kaylee says:

    My four year old daughter keeps me laughing every day!!

  • Amanda says:

    My kids watched “The Sandlot” yesterday. That movie always makes me laugh!

  • Paige Krueger says:

    Something that made me laugh this week, was when my 4 year old brother fell and immediately jumped up and said, “I’m okay! I’m okay! God was with me!”

  • Laurie says:

    I’m loving watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix. It is hilarious and much needed in my life to unwind from the stressors of work, school and raising 2 kids.

  • April Chin says:

    Our new puppy, Chance…or Chip…or Charlie..or Charming or….well, the list is really long and we still haven’t found a name! He’s an itty bitty pup (he’s absolutely adorable and we rescued him last Sunday after some teens {literally} dropped him on the road in front of our house. He’s such a sweetie and is so funny to watch…if only we could figure out his name! 😉

  • Dena McMullen says:

    Something that made laugh today was the face my son made when he tried butternut squash for the first time… He looked at me like “why are you torturing me like this?!”

    Poor little fella. ?

  • Melissa says:

    Whenever I need a laugh, I watch Tim Conway’s Elephant story (YT)…I dare anyone not to laugh! Cheers me up, and the kids…it’s really for everyone!

  • Angela says:

    My 4 year old: “Mommy, could you stop saying boo-boo. I don’t like that word. Just say bruise!”

  • Mary says:

    It’s been a stressful few days here. Reading A Dogs Purpose makes me smile though.

  • Jen says:

    My children make me laugh, they are so adorable and say the most interesting things at sometimes the wrong moments.

  • Alison says:

    How do you read so much?? I find it information overload!

  • Ronda says:

    I get a hug every morning from one of the 5Kers at my school. Everyday after my hug I thank him and he always tells me, no problem….he has a super cute way of saying his r’s. It makes my mornings and always leaves a smile on my face.

    I also like when he tells people I’m his office girlfriend.

  • Juli says:

    My dad passed away 2 weeks ago. It’s been a stressful and emotional time. A friend let us borrow the movie trolls. I planed a themed rainbow dinner and we watched the movie. My 2 year old son couldn’t help but dance to every single song. His excitement made us giggle for almost 2hours. It was such a fun time for my mom and I. Oh and I tried to make my hair stand up straight like a troll!:)

  • Sophie says:

    My 3.5 year old’s exploding vocabulary! Too cute.

  • Kathryn says:

    When my 2 year old daughter took it upon herself to baby lotion (apparently that’s a verb now) her bare feet, her pant leg and the LIVING ROOM FLOOR! Thank goodness it’s not carpet! Gotta love it?

  • Kelly says:

    We went to a wedding this weekend and my 4 yr old said “is that a stage they get to eat on?” I told him yes. His response was “no fair! I want to eat on the stage!” It got the whole table laughing.

  • Katy says:

    My son figuring out how to ride the “green machine” even though he’s about 3 years away from reaching the pedals is hilarious!

  • Candy Maddox says:

    My 6 year old’s invented knock-knock jokes! Not exactly according to standard, but still do make me laugh!

  • Wendy says:

    My hubby makes me laugh everyday! He is the sweetest guy and always finds a wAy to bring a smile to my face!

  • Christina says:

    Introducing my one year old to sushi today!

  • Nicole says:

    I’m loving the “Story of this Life” Facebook videos. The way they capture life with their kiddos – priceless!

  • Melissa says:

    Watching my two year old dancing in the kitchen.

  • Kim Amstutz says:

    We’ve been watching Andy Griffith shows with our kids. Barney keeps us laughing!

  • Marina says:

    We had a blast at the Weekend to Remember marriage getaway last weekend – we laughed together at so many of the speakers real life stories. 🙂

  • Renee Dixon says:

    My youngest makes me laugh all the time. I love watching his character form.

  • Jodi Witter says:

    My kids range image from 16-7 so there is never a dull moment. But when they are getting along and just playing together, it’s the best!

  • Leanne says:

    When my adult daughters get together with my husband and me, we have such crazy conversations about memories that we all end up laughing.

    The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr is also a great book about the enneagram. I am a 1.

    What a great stack of books. Also, your daughter skates beautifully!

  • Terri S. says:

    I thought this YouTube video was really funny- especially if you like Star Wars. Enjoy!

  • Meg says:

    I get the most laughs from my kids right now. My son, 21 months yesterday, was whining for something the other day. I said, “Say please, nicely!” So he said, “Peez Nicey.”


  • Rebecca says:

    Hi Crystal,

    Don’t cut pits out of the avocado! You shouldn’t need to do any cutting at all. When you’ve got the half of the avocado with the pit in it, hold it in one hand and use your other hand to embed the knife blade in the center of the pit. (Think of an ax going into a stump when you are done chopping wood.) Then gently twist the knife and the pit should pop right out. Yes, you should watch while you are embedding the knife in the pit, but that should take only a second and then you can be chatting the rest of the time.

  • Marjie says:

    The 22-year-old regaled us for years with really bad jokes…some were so bad that they were funny (usually puns). Now his 15-year-old brother has taken his place with the puns, and older brother, of course, thinks that younger brother can’t come up with a good joke. Younger brother’s jokes are not always puns, but…..
    At lunchtime today, I told my husband that my nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby. Husband asks, with a twinkle in his eye, “What are they expecting?” I flippantly answered, “A hippopotamus.”
    A minute later, 15-year-old asks, “What animal always looks on the bright side?” “A hippo-optimist.” A minute later, he came up with, “What animal deflates like a balloon?” “A hippo-poptamus.”

  • Donna says:

    When we get our two dogs barking and howling!!! We have an 8 almost 9 year old in May Yorkiepoowawa (that’s a Yorkie, Poodle and Chihuahua) and a lab beagle mix she will be 1 year old in May. We get the yorkiepoowawa howling that causes our lab beagle mix puppy do her howling. It is crazy and hilarious at the same time.

  • Katie says:

    Watching the show my ‘My Crazy Ex-girlfriend’ with my husband. The show is funny but the best part is laughing along side the man I love.

  • Laurie Moudy says:

    When my daughter dances around like a duck! She’s 10 so it makes it even funnier to see this long legged girl dancing around like a duck.

  • Kelly says:

    Actually today it was Chip Gaines. We were watching a Fixer Upper episode where he fell in a lake, stripped down to his underwear and continued on with the tour of the house, which in this episode was a houseboat. He is such a goof ball!

  • Jenny says:

    Yesterday, my 3 1/2-year-old boy decided that we were going to go around our neighborhood disguised as superheroes and fight off all the bad guys! So, my five month pregnant self and my adorable boy dressed up as Batman and Iron Man. It was two of the best hours I have ever had! Even the neighbors got involved and acted along with us. He has quite the imagination and brought everyone into his world. I’m still laughing about it!

  • Teresa says:

    My daughter makes me laugh. She says she wants to marry a brain surgeon in order to be able to afford seven children and a big house! =)

  • Rachel says:

    My two year old is always making us laugh. I’m a pretty serious woman.

  • Amanda says:

    Arrested development on Netflix!

  • Jodi says:

    This week my usually grumpy pig started letting us scratch her belly and then she will lay down like a dog to let us give her a really good rub.

  • Melissa says:

    While on a walk with my two teen kids we were remembering silly times from family vacations. Great memories!

  • Amanda says:

    My husband and I were prepping to paint but could not find the painters tape anywhere. We searched the other painting things and random places my husband puts things in the garage. We searched all around house thinking we sat it down somewhere but it was no where to be found. Finally my husband yelled “I know” and runs into the laundry room where he found the painters tape. I asked why it was there. It’s such a random spot. He’s reply was he put it with the other circle objects. I died laughing. All weekend when the one of us would ask where something is, the other would say “circles” or “with the circles”. We laughed all weekend. It helped reduce the stress of painting. I still don’t know what ‘circle’ things we have in the laundry room but everyone has their own way of organizing 🙂

  • Paula says:

    My daughter can always make me laugh. We were at a jbf (just between friends) sale and we were both laughing and giggling as she was finding clothes to try on and then actually getting them off again! We also watched Finding Dory on Netflix this weekend and both of us were chuckling and laughing–what a great movie!
    p.s. I love Chip and Joanna 🙂

  • Rachel says:

    Although I’m not a Michael Jackson fan, this video made my day.

  • Brianna says:

    My little boy saying “that’s hilarious” with his 4 year old lisp is downright adorable and makes me giggle every time.

  • Kari says:

    My 3 year old makes me laugh almost every day when she asks me if she can have some ‘weggies!’ She can’t say ‘veggies.’ ?

  • Elizabeth M says:

    Thanks for sharing about your week. With morning sickness we’re finding it hard for me to eat, but I discovered a huge bag of popcorn at Costco the other day and I’ve already eaten over half. But I like to tease my husband that he got morning sickness first. He threw up a few days before my nausea hit me. I’ve also been forgetting a lot of things or making silly mistakes. Like texting the wrong person…

  • Helen says:

    I watched a video in our YL group of Stacy and she had Ruthie in her lap just laughing away. I loved it!

  • Elle says:

    My husband is hilarious! He makes funny jokes even in the midst of a bad day
    ” what did the pillow say to the blanket as it was falling off the bed?”
    ” ohhhhh sheeeeeet” ???

  • Michelle says:

    I have been laughing so much lately to combat stress and grief. Just sitting down together and laughing at my hilarious teenagers and little ones is my goal. I want to savor these times and not be too busy for them! It’s hard for me to do as a busy mama, but when I stop and join them in a game, we end up laughing our heads off! I would really enjoy your book stack!

  • Miranda says:

    I’m laughing because Chip Gaines on fixer upper is a funny guy!

  • Angela Fry says:

    We went to church as a family of 5 this past Sunday for the first time.

    I have almost 4 year old triplets. My son is a typical boy that like to talk about poop and farts and butts a lot. So, on the way to church I reminded him that he should not say those words today.

    He responded, “I won’t mom. Those are my home words, not my church words.”

    All I could do was laugh. From the mouths of babes…

  • april says:

    Watching Good Mythical Morning with my kids has been making me laugh. The show is funny but watching me kids enjoy it is even better!

  • mari says:

    Getting ready to take a much needed trip to the mountains with my four older kids who are really struggling with lots of stuff right now. I want the week to be a time of healing and restoration, but also fun, so someone recommended the Speak Out game. I laughed till I cried watching videos of it on Youtube. Unfortunately, the game won’t make it in time for our trip, but we might just watch the vidoes. LOL

  • Angela says:

    My friend sent me a gift for my birthday and she lives 2 miles away…Amazon fulfillment strikes again! We are both so busy, we have to SHIP gifts?! It’s a true story, so I’m just tolling with it today. 🙂 love this stack of books!

  • Jennifer says:

    My kids playing and just being silly.

  • Yaritza says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to laugh at things, particularly when your sick. (I have the flu). My husband has been trying to cheer me up. He sent me a video of a boxer “complaining/talking”. It reminded me of times our boxer had done the same thing to me. It made me laugh and it was a coincidence the boxer had the same name as ours.

  • My 9 month old’s belly laugh makes me laugh so much! It’s the most wonderful sound!

  • Lisa N says:

    My sweet grandson, Lawson makes me laugh. He’s constantly saying bye bye bye bye and clapping. Two new things he’s learned this week.
    Thanks for sharing your daughter’s impressive ice skating talents. I have never been brave enough to try ice skating. ?

  • Marianne says:

    My just turned 2 year old has learned how to say “frustrated.” She also wrinkles up her nose and squints her eyes when she says she’s frustrated. It’s so cute and hilarious; it’s hard to take her seriously.

  • Jill C says:

    Something funny from this week is my 3 year old son has somehow learned the word fella and will respond by asking what’s up fella?! It is so funny coming out of his little mouth. ?

  • Debbie says:

    With 3 young boys, it is hard to pick just one. I guess one of the funnier moments involved my 4 year-old at church this weekend. We always encourage the boys to dance or clap during the closing song. My son was laying on the pee when he started dancing. No matter how hard I tried to coerce him into standing (and continuing the dance), he would not budge. It made me and everyone around us laugh.

  • Stephanie says:

    My (4 year old little boy) kiddo picking out a specific hairdo photo and then going to the the salon and him describing it….um shave all around,and on the sides….and a little in the middle. Then showed the stylist his photo.
    It made me laugh.

  • Anne says:

    My husband played hide and seek with our four year old and hid himself under a blanket while standing in the living room. It doesn’t translate as well by typing it out but it made me laugh hard.

  • Angie says:

    Our one year old grandson makes us laugh! This week he was watching a boring sheep video about raising sheep and selling them (My daughter in law’s parents raise sheep). Anyway, he was watching this video and then he would laugh uncontrollably and then say baaaa, then laugh again and then say baaaa.
    He cracks us up!! 🙂

  • Kelsey says:

    Off the wall comments from our corky 3 year old bring us so much laughter! “Please turn on the air my brain hurts that puzzle was so big”. I could write a book from everything she says:)

  • Patricia says:

    There is a Baby Blues comic strip that made me laugh so much it actually won a spot on my usually empty refrigerator.
    For me it’s a daily reminder to 1) set goals – even if they seem lofty and 2) learn to laugh at yourself (instead of run yourself down) when you fall short of the perfection you hoped for. God blesses our efforts!

  • Tasha says:

    Something that has made me laugh recently is a YouTube video of a little girl telling her mum, “I love being zebras.”(She has previously drawn stripes all over her little unclothed sister with a SHARPIE.) But she is dead serious that she’s loves zebras… why not make my sister a zebra….. after all “I love being zebras.”

  • Christine says:

    I get a good laugh when I get together with my study group for radiology. They make learning very fun. I don’t know what I would do without them. We text each other every day and share funny memes.

  • Sarah says:

    My kids (6,5,3) have started quoting movies and crack themselves (& us) up.

  • Darla says:

    Been cracking up over the video of babies faces while pooping ?

  • Faith Yoder says:

    My kids make me laugh constantly!

  • My dogs, Salsa and Pepper (aka The Spice Dogs), make me laugh all the time. Salsa will flop over for a belly rub with the slightest provocation (even without provocation), and they’re always doing something silly. I tell my husband we don’t need television – the dogs are free entertainment.

    And I love Chip and Joanna!

  • Kerrin Edmonds says:

    What makes me laugh is my son! He loves his new bike that he got for Christmas and he has to ride it everyday. But we have been getting so much rain in ca! I told him we wouldn’t be able to ride today cause it was raining too hard. He watches out the window all day for the rain to slow down. As soon as it does we go running out!

  • Charla says:

    My four year old always makes me laugh. The other day he was playing peek a boo with me from behind our love seat. He thought he was being so sneaky and that I had no idea he was there. Each time I’d catch him peeking up at me, we’d both start laughing. The game went on that way for half an hour. It was the best!

  • Jenny says:

    Hi Crystal,
    All of us are at different stages with our children and as they grow we do want to push the “pause” button from time to time to savour their little moments. I hear you on that. Children grow way too fast don’t they? In our house (4 year old boy, and 2 year old boy/girl twins) it is also never a dull moment. Hilarity is always around the corner. Our boy twin always keeps us in stitches, typical energetic “ginger” with the sweetest heart who does everything with passion. We recently gave up the pacifiers. Said boy literally chewed his into pieces, and that was the last one so I thought. So sister who still had both of hers had to give them up too. Trying to be fair here. Bedtime and naptime have been interesting to say the least. Tonight little Mr. brought one out of hiding that I thought was long gone. Knowing him I bet you he was pulling it out for nap and re-hiding it when he woke up before I came upstairs to get them out of bed. Stinker! So when I took it away, in dramatic fashion of course he cries out, “Mommy I need it!” I replied, “you do now do you?” I caved and gave it to him while getting dressed for bed. Husband though came in and said, “what is that?” and popped it out of his mouth. Not another word was spoken about it and he went to sleep fine. I’m usually strong, but I think as a mom we like to hold onto our babies as long as possible even if that means sabotaging our own process a little from time to time! 🙂 Although I don’t like the fact that he did pull one over on me and at 2! Oh what I have to look forward to!

  • Kristi says:

    I have been having a lot of big laughs at the new PBS nature series. They have placed “animal like” robots with cameras to capture natural behaviors. They often remind me of family interactions.

  • Tonya says:

    So my 2 1/2 year old is cracking me up right now. She’s been spending more time with a particular teacher at her daycare and is now developing a habit of calling everyone “Honey”. It might not be so funny if she didn’t do it in this exaggerated little southern drawl that makes her sound like a little Dolly Parton!

    Btw… Magnolia Story is on my to read list this year 🙂 I’m not an “adoring fan”, but I find Chip and Joanna an interesting couple.

  • Danielle says:

    My 4th kiddo turned 3 yesterday and the things that he does are just hilarious. He has just learned to shrug his shoulders, so he is constantly bringing them up to his ears over and over in answer to every single question and it is just so funny! 🙂

  • Hollie says:

    My five year old loves music and loves to watch our church services that they post online. He will stand on our fireplace, which is his stage, have me turn on the worship service and he pretends to be the worship leader. I love it. It made me laugh though because usually once the preaching starts he turns it off, but yesterday I looked at him and he had his legs propped up and crossed on his little table and he was watching the church sermon. He looked like a little man sitting there!

  • Clara says:

    I would love to win that stack of books.

    So for something funny…
    1. My husband and I have recently discovered and really enjoy watching the Dick Van Dyke Show. It is a great time where we get to laugh together.

    2. Something funny I did- I made soup for a friend after a death in her family. I drive to her house to deliver it and visit. Well, I get half way there and realize the soup is in a bowl on the counter! I turn around and get it. Then as I’m driving to her house, the bowl spills and spills soup in the passenger footwell. I have to pull over to clean it up. Thankfully, there is still plenty of soup to eat in the bowl. After cleaning up the spill I continue on my way, arriving with no further problems or mishaps. The family got to enjoy the soup, thank goodness! It was very funny!

  • Jessica Sprunger says:

    My 3 year old daughter, Lydia, was upset with us when we stayed at a very small motel one night last week. She has been more used to staying in cities with large chain hotels versus a tiny family-owned motel. She cried for about 10 minutes in disappointment. By the time we went to check-out the next day, she wanted to stay at the motel and live there forever. Life with a 3 year old is never dull!! ?

  • Kelly says:

    I’m constantly laughing at the signs of my children, almost 2 and 4, around my home. Tonight, I am joined by a Pound Puppy in bed, meticulously tucked in for the night. One of my favorites was the Halloween window clings where the candy corn became hats for all the animals. Like the random toys and stickers that I find randomly but meaningfully throughout my home, they are sweet reminders of their innocence and imagination. Some days are long, but the months and years fly by, so I cherish these memories.

    Crystal, I’ve seen your posts in the past, but until the past week or so didn’t slow down to read them. I’m so thankful for all you share! I’ve been so busy rushing about life that I’ve been missing out on it for a bit and am thankful that what you share is helping me to get back on track and simplify my life!

  • Jackie Lawrence says:

    My beautiful, sweet granddaughters make me laugh every day! They are 3 and 1. The one year old is at a really cute stage now and really has me laughing everyday. I asked the three year old this morning to put up the box of playdough toys she had out. When I handed the box to her she told me she wanted me to put it up because her hands were very little. Hope you have a great week!

  • Bonita says:

    I am laughing at my 3 yr old as he sings the farmer in the” dell”….

  • Kristen says:

    My kids are always making me laugh. Here’s a gem that just popped into my FB feed: My laugh for the morning… I was kissing Evan (age 3) at the breakfast table this morning and he informed me, “Your nose is bigger than mine.” Nathan (age 7) piped in, “That’s what you get when you combine Polish and German — big noses.”

  • Lyssa says:

    My 15 month old son makes me laugh all the time. He’s teething and getting used to some new teeth and constantly makes the goofiest faces. It always makes me bust out laughing. Laughter is totally the best medicine…that and sunshine. 🙂

  • Heidi says:

    Yesterday my 5 year old was riding along with our family in our Jeep working away on his cardboard laptop with a mouse and mouse pad that he had made. He was so serious. My husband and I just cracked up and had to take a picture so we could remember the special little things like that when he is big which will just be in a few days it feels like. Time flies!!!!

  • Emily B says:

    The weather has been beautiful in NC for February so my family spent a lot of time outdoors this week…visiting a park, walking our church’s prayer path and creating pulley systems from our boys playhouse. So fun to get outside.

  • Jerri Ahrens says:

    Our 4 year old has something funny spill out of his mouth daily. 🙂

  • Kris says:

    My daughter singing the chook song!! She wrote it herself! Whilst doing this gorgeous chook song she had our little Rooster perched on her shoulder. Now I do have the video on facebook but have no idea how to post it in the comments, I’ll just copy the link and see how it goes. It’s hilarious!!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    I was wondering where you went in your video Crystal! ? I was babysitting my sweet 6 year old nephew today and he just cracks me up! He said he wanted me to take him to Panera to get something to eat. We had just ate lunch so I politely told him not today. He looked up at me with sweet, puppy dog eyes, “You would be the best aunt in the whole world if you took me to Panera!” I couldn’t say no to that! He always makes me chuckle ?

  • Jennifer says:

    Your story about your FB video made me laugh, and your avocado adventure reminded me of when I did my first Pampered Chef party and cut my finger while doing my demonstration. Thanks for sharing the books you’ve read so far this year. You inspire me and I am going to add several of the titles to my ever growing list.

  • Katie Ray says:

    Playing a moms VS sons basketball game with our good friends provided much laughter and fun!

  • Amy says:

    I got a singing birthday card last week and my 2 and 4 yr old love it. Every time they open the card they dance. 🙂

  • Peggy Prickett says:

    Tonight I got a good laugh out of my 6 year old son. He smelled from wrestling but he said “I smell like a man” ha! He loves to be like his Dad, even if it’s smelling stinky! haha I just recently allowed myself guilt free reading time — this stack of books would be a blessing!

  • Mari Lewis says:

    I was recently watching videos of my son dancing to music from a few years ago. He was so sweet and loved dancing for the camera. He was a big ham! I watch them and sit and laugh and gush. ? Gosh I love that boy!

  • Naomi says:

    We just got a five month old puggle and he is making me laugh. He has bonded to me hardcore. I just came home from study and he met at the door and practically cried tears of joy.

  • Heidi says:

    I love escape rooms! They are such a good place to bond with fellow escapees. I’ve done two and there was a big difference in the quality of both of them. We enjoyed the first, but the second was so much better (I’m glad we did them in that order). I’m gathering a bunch of women from church to do a new one next month. I hope it turns out like I suspect and it unites these wonderful women in an even greater way and provides some fun at the same time!

  • Naomi says:

    Today was my first day solo with 3 kids (Dad back to work after new baby). My 2-year old who desperately WANTS to use the potty, but has no clue what to do on it, locked herself in the bathroom with no diaper on while I was on the phone. And it’s the kind of sliding lock separate from the doorman for; no way to open it from the outside. I decided to finish my phone call and then deal with naked-kid-locked-in-bathroom, because what else are you doing to do??! With 3 kids three and under, you’ve just got to roll with it and laugh!

  • Melissa says:

    Today we were able to finally spend the day as a family, no school and no work. Our 3 boys made me laugh, as they chose to wear random mismatched shirts, pjs, hoodies, and boots to the park. It’s great to watch our kiddos be themselfs but so funny to watch ?❤

  • Tamboliya says:

    I love watching all of the kid snippets videos (children voice-overs for adults). They are all HILARIOUS! 🙂 Here is an example of one:

  • Halina says:

    Conversations my niece (4yrs old) has with her teenager brothers. She could hold her own with them. ?

  • Jenifer C says:

    I have been watching you tube videos with my kids called Cheat Day. We laugh at the expressions when they eat some pretty awful foods.

  • Suzanne says:

    My youngest has found cat videos and cracks up watching them. I love watching her watch them and laugh every time.

  • Susan says:

    I was driving my 6 year old son, Noah, home from school one day last week and the radio was on in the background. I heard a lady comment that she and her husband were Vegan. Noah didn’t miss a beat and said “Mommy, you’re not Vegan are you?” I confirmed I wasn’t, and then he said proudly “I’m not either, I’m Irish”!
    It made my week! Out of the mouth of babes?.

  • Trisha says:

    I have two boys ages 9 and 5. They are quite the comedians. We are always laughing about something.

  • Sarah says:

    My 15 month old girl running naked up and down the couch while smiling to the Happy Kids channel we just discovered. She never stops going.

  • Janet Coile says:

    This week, I’m laughing at a movie with my oldest daughter on a day off… (she’s a teacher) …text messages from my middle daughter who lives 600 miles away, and watching my youngest (17) daughter’s theater group perform in a play that made me think, but also made me laugh. Kids are great, no matter how old they are! 🙂

  • Sara Weiss says:

    I love to read! I just finished my tenth book for the year. My students always make me laugh, usually in positive ways.

  • Janelle Martin says:

    My mom and I were telling each other really dry jokes today. I am a little under the weather and needed the humor to keep my spirit’s up.

  • Jocelyn says:

    This week I’ve been laughing at the things coming out of my mouth… seriously, I’m turning into my mother! It’s scary and hilarious all at the same time. 🙂

  • Mindy says:

    My 8 month old son learned how to say tickle tickle, so all day long I hear “diggle diggle diggle diggle”. Oh, and 5 other kids’ shenanigans constantly make me laugh (or cry?!?!?)

  • Deb K says:

    I have been laughing at my son’s new habit of inserting movie and tv quotes into normal conversations. He had picked this up fro my husband and me and it’s hilarious because he’s only 6 and hasn’t even seen most of them!

  • Nikki Baker says:

    My daughter just started driver’s ed this week. I have let her drive to and from class, which is at her school a few miles away. I laugh (on the inside, of course) at the way she nervously holds the wheel, drives 10 miles under the speed limit, and parks about 5 feet further out than she should. I am thankful for her caution as I struggle with anxiety during each trip, but it’s quite comical to see a new driver and hoping that is not how I looked all those years ago!

  • Tabbitha Bogacz says:

    Love your weekly “real life” experiences!

  • My kids and thier off the wall comments!

  • Karyan says:

    My five year old son wanted the best seat in the truck. As we were about to leave the store, he made a mad dash to be the first one out. He ran so fast and hard that the sliding door didn’t open yet and he actually knocked it off the track!

  • Jessica says:

    I walked in the house the other day about 10 minutes late for supper. I hear my husband explaining to our 7 year old boy what types of conversations are appropriate for the dinner table. As I join our son asks “but what if it scientific?” I ask him to give me a for example then I take a nice big first bite of spaghetti. My son says “well I was wondering if I ate a caterpillar, would I poop a butterfly?” He had a straight face and was extremely serious. I choked, had spaghetti come out of my nose and it took our family a good 15 minutes to get back to eating. I don’t think I will ever be able to look at a butterfly or caterpillar the same!!! Lol

  • Lisa says:

    My 4 kids make me laugh daily! Right now they are very into knock-knock jokes, and the ones they come up with crack me up.

  • Charlotte says:

    My kids always make me laugh!

  • Andrea Gray says:

    I took my kids to see Lego Batman. It was for them but I enjoyed it. It’s good to have fun doing kids stuff!

  • Heather says:

    My 6 year old daughter loves reading jokes to me. I spent the day with her, and she was cracking me up all day!

  • Shannon says:

    A couple of friends and I went to lunch and we were laughing about the fact that we are near the same age as each other, but our kids are mostly younger than our peer’s kids. That automatically makes us younger than them, right?

  • Jill S says:

    My son told his preschool teacher he was going home to do crack. He meant crafts. For Valentine’s Day!

  • Jovani F says:

    My 3 yr old is in the why stage ??

  • Christy McKinney says:

    Our new yellow lab puppy makes us laugh with her playfulness.

  • Ann Whiteside says:

    My daughter and I did Mad Libs together recently. We were laughing so hard. Thought I’d pee my pants!!!!

  • Charline says:

    This afternoon I was grocery shopping with my 11 month old daughter and she finished her banana then got antsy. I took a cereal box and hid behind it then popped up and said boo! She started cracking up! I love her laugh, it’s the best sound. So I was pushing the cart down isles hiding behind cereal and saying boo. She had so much fun.

  • Janelle says:

    Right now I’m laughing about my 15 month old’s “tuck and run.” If she gets her hands on something she knows she shouldn’t have, she tucks it underneath her arm, spins on her heel, and walks briskly away!! She doesn’t say anything or make any noise at all as she’s making her escape. It’s SO funny!!!!!

  • Sarah says:

    What’s making me laugh? It’s sad, but I’ve had a gross cold for two weeks, so I’ve been looking up funny sick memes and pictures in an attempt to keep laughing about it. 🙂

  • Brandi Burrow says:

    My kids told their grandmother, “Mama is obsessed with cleaning! All she ever does is clean the house, and it never even gets dirty!” As if….

  • Kelsey says:

    I’m 34 weeks pregnant with #2 and my almost 3 year old says to me today:
    “Mama that’s a good spot to hide”
    I say “Hide? Why are we hiding?”
    He looks me square in the face and says “When baby sister comes!”
    I almost lost it!! He’s so darn cute!

  • Sarah says:

    I have been struggling with the shingles for about a week. They are on my head, neck and face and have caused swelling and lots of pain. Last week, I actually fell trying to grab a bottle of conditioner while I was in the shower. When my husband heard all of the clatter, he came running. I was laughing so hard I could not hardly speak. I told him that I’m 41, have the shingles and fell in the shower. He should just check me into the old folks home now. Sometimes, even in the dark times, you just have to laugh at yourself.

  • Kerin Fellows says:

    My 3 year old this morning saw syrup dripping off of the jug of maple syrup. He put his little hands to his face and said “oh no!! Syrup is dripping!!” Very concerned. He jumped up onto the table as fast as he could and licked the side of the bottle. ??

  • Amie says:

    My girls 15 months and 6 years old always make me laugh. Part of our nightly routines are dance offs. Watching them try to outdance each other makes my heart full. And have sometimes have to bite my tongue to keep from laughing out loud.

  • Tracy Kempkes says:

    My Shitzu, our feral cats and our 12 year old son make me laugh every day. They also remind me of why I’m grateful for everyday.

  • Nicole P. says:

    I just recently had a baby girl after having a tubal ligation 8 years ago . Every time I look at her and my other children it makes my heart smile and I am filled with laughter thinking of the blessings that I have recieved . Some of the best moments of life are the ones you didn’t plan for.

  • Alicia says:

    My daughter is three and just had the stomach flu. My husband came home from work and said “aww sweetie, are you sick?”
    She replied “No, I spit my sick out!”

  • Nichole says:

    Tonight I was laughing at my 7 yo. She was watching tv and we asked her to choose as if she used her tv time tonight, tomorrow would be no tv. Her response was a very enthusiastic, “I’m ok with that!” Her tone and obvious choice of immediate gratification just made me giggle.

  • Emily says:

    My cat stealing my makeup brush this morning and running through the house with his “kill.” ?

  • Nora Gonzales says:

    My kids always give me something to laugh about and teach me to laugh at myself. They laugh at me when I try to multitask and forget my dish water is still running my noodles are over boiled, my little one is still the shower, and I forgot because I tried to fold laundry by the t.v. and lost focus when watching. It’s funny to them how I can get angry at myself for unsuccessfully “multitasking” so I have no choice but to laugh with them at me..if that makes sense. Meanwhile, my seven year old son learned he can change his voice or do impressions while showering. You just had to be there to make sense of it all. What a blessing it is to learn to laugh at certain things sometimes.

  • Diana Ingram says:

    It’s hard to finds things that make me laugh these days. I have a lot of worry and anxiety so as much as I search for the silver lining, there’s always that doubt in the back of my head. I can however always count of my family to make me laugh, whether it be memories of my brothers when we were younger or my 20 year old nephew picking on me (I’m 30) they always bring a smile to my face. Currently, my 5 year old son has been quoting a lot of Teen Titan episodes. It makes me laugh to see him have such interest in a show and pick out what he thinks is funny. He’s hilarious and I love to laugh with him 🙂

  • Becca says:

    What makes me laugh every day? Definitely my kids.

  • Krissti Bryant says:

    Wow loved your post very inspiring! My 5 year old makes me laugh the most right now I think he’s going to graduate college before I do. He’s always coming up to me saying things he’s learned in school asking me the other day why the “e” on a word is silent. Last week was the funniest though he said, “mommy an “a” is a vowel right?” and I said, “yes” and so then he says, “mommy then a “g” is a constinant” and I said, “it’s a what ?” and he says, “Mommy you know a costenant” I could do nothing, but laugh and say, “yes”. He sounded so cute trying to say “consonant”.

  • Alison says:

    We took an impromptu trip to a 24 hour restaurant at 10pm (way past bedtime) this weekend. My 10 year old daughter was wearing very mis-matched pajamas and tennis shoes. She caught her reflection in the dark window inside the restaurant and instead of being embarrassed, she embraced it! “This is what everyone will be wearing tomorrow!”. We laughed so hard and I have tears running down my face just remembering it!

  • Beverly Wright says:

    Something that has made me laugh this week is how my son gets to laughing at himself. He has a vibrant personality! He will get to laughing at something and then gets more tickled at how he, himself, is laughing! I love it and I love how he laughs! He brings so much joy!

  • Joanna Adams says:

    My four year old, with her ridiculously cute words and sweet little lisp!

  • April says:

    My hubby came home from work today and saw my exhausted self with our boys. I love long weekends, especially since they make my boys so happy to have the day off school, but this has been a particularly long weekend for a lot of different reasons. Anyway, he came home, hugged me and then put his scruffy face in my neck to give me a kiss. It always makes me laugh because it tickles me. It’s the little, thoughtful things that put a smile on my face.

  • Marisa Moore says:

    Studio C YouTube videos keep my kids and I laughing.

  • Jessica R. says:

    My three year old has discovered Star Wars. And without watching the movies he is obsessed with all things SW. Mind is going to be blown when he gets to watch them.

  • Michelle Bonk says:

    I’m learning to laugh at myself more … my mistakes and such. And realize I don’t need to take life so seriously all the time!

  • Amy Bolin says:

    A third grader told me last week when I went in to sub that he just wanted me to know he had a few tricks up his sleeve. 😉 thanks for the warning buddy

  • Jenn says:

    Conversations with little kids are always fun. My daughter (3 years old) has curly hair and it doesn’t seem like it ever gets longer. I asked her how long she would like her hair? Her reply was “hmmm… 5 days.” 🙂

  • Allesan says:

    My eldest daughter, who was a very unexpected blessing right before I took my first bar, has been leaving me Good Luck notes as I attempt to pass a second exam.

  • Crystal DeCamillo says:

    My 2 year old recently had a language boom and her new use of feelings vocabulary is the sweetest and funniest thing!

  • Amanda says:

    My Husband of almost 10 years now keeps me laughing, not a day goes by that we don’t laugh together. I love that our children share his sense of humor, they keep all of us laughing

  • Leila says:

    My son is always doing random funny things. Today he took a book light and held it near his face. He pretend he was being interrogated and his captor was trying to get him to talk. He’d say “talk! talk!” and then my son would respond “no!”. Then he would turn the book light on and make a scrunched up face and dramatically surrender. He always keeps us in stitches!

  • Christine Bethke says:

    What’s making me laugh thus week is our planning for church trivia night. We are a group of 8 and dressing as characters from the movie Office Space. My hubby is going to be Milton and we already have his red stapler. Can’t wait to see everyone’s costume.

  • Renee says:

    My daughters are only 8,7, and 5 but they were already remembering embarrassing things mom has done over the years and upon sharing some memories, had us all laughing until we cried!!! Laughter is the best medicine, and not taking oneself too seriously doesn’t hurt either, right?!?! ? Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley Frost says:

    My three kids make me laugh & my heart happy! Just tonight while reading my 10mth old thought it was so funny watching my mouth while I read my two girls a bedtime story. He would just get so excited! And he would try and stick his finger in my mouth! It was just precious! He is our little runt of the bunch. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance! And so glad your finger is ok!

  • Brandi K. says:

    My little girl is 3 and has me cracking up all the time. Full of personality. Never know what she’s gonna say next. Keeps me on my toes! Today we picked up my husband from a weekend trip and he was in need of a shower and he and I were talking abou it and my daughter piped up and said “yeah cause you smell bad!” ?

  • Melissa says:

    I wish I could post a picture because what is making me laugh and smile today is a picture I took of my 16 month old at a birthday party about a month ago. He looks like a total rock star in his “My Auntie Rocks” onesie, messy hair, beaded necklace and pink sunglasses. I have it as my wallpaper on my phone. ?

  • Amie says:

    Love your posts! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  • Kristan says:

    The weather has been awesome – today we played kickball at the park and my 7 year old was ruthless hitting me with the ball to get me out. Then he was writing “I heart mom” in the dirt while waiting for his turn to kick. So funny to me!

  • Lauren says:

    My 7 year old stepson makes me laugh all the time! This weekend I gave him the ingredients for dinner and not only was he so proud about cooking all by himself, but he said it was the best meal ever! …… and INSISTED we have the same thing the next night. So we did

  • Elizabeth says:

    The Office! My husband and I enjoy watching an episode here and there when we need a break. We just watched The Delivery and I think it’s one of my favorites! (Also, a friend just had a similar experience cutting an avocado in her hand, but she had lots of blood, stitches, and didn’t eat dinner until after a couple hours spent at urgent care.) 🙂

  • Kirstin says:

    My 2 1/2 year old niece makes me laugh every day she is at my house. Her quotes from last week that had me in stitches, we were playing doctor, when asked what was wrong with her daughter (the patient), well, her tummy hurts and she is pitching fits. And her final quote, I will be very quiet when I enter your room; she wanted to get the colored pencils & my husband was sleeping.

  • Sandra says:

    Its been raining a lot here in and so we’ve been staying inside and watching movies. Today we watched the secret life of pets which is a favorite family movie. The movie makes laugh everytime but more does my 5 yr old as he imitates the actor voices specially snow ball the little bunny. Its pretty hilarious !

  • Jennifer says:

    After seeing an item on the news about animal abuse, my son and I were discussing how terrible it was. Our cat chose that moment to hop and up and begin the most complaining sounding meows we’d ever heard. He wouldn’t stop until we gave him treats. The kids and I were cracking up because of the perfect timing. And also because he’s spoiled rotten and the furthest thing from abused.

  • Emily says:

    My busy 16 month old son!

    He is so into carrying things around and “misplacing” them and recently discovered how to put things in his diaper pail. My phone has been in there multiple times and last week I almost threw out a handful of his toys and a new fabric “depiller” that mysteriously made their way in there.

    Todays misplaced treasure was desetin diaper cream in his hamper… but I didn’t find it till after it went through the dryer. Lol.

    [A stack of books like this would defiantly aid my quiet time during his nap time… just sayin. 😉 ]

  • Grace Thompson says:

    While giving my 4 year old a bath she had farted and told me to bend down and smell the stink! Lol hahaha she has been making me laugh all week!

  • Michelle Collins says:

    Lately Mila, our new kitten we rescued just before Thanksgiving, has been making me laugh. She is so goofy and does the silliest things. One of our dogs has a bad habit of getting on the couch so I moved his dog bed to another location to encourage him to use that instead of the couch. Well Everytime I catch him on the couch and want to scold him I realize that Mila is curled up right in the middle of his bed and is sound asleep. It’s so funny because he is 115 pounds compared to her 3 pounds and it’s obvious who rules the house!

  • Katie Allen says:

    My 3 month old has just started giggling and I can’t help but giggle right along with her. She brings us so much joy. ?

  • Erin Dryer says:

    The last two dinner prayers from my 3 year old “I love Jesus, I love motorcycles, bless this food, amen……..I love Jesus, I love God, pizza, bless this food, amen”. He always keeps us laughing.

  • Tonya says:

    Teen keeping me in stitches this week…oye vay…you have to laugh!!

  • Estera N says:

    Currently laughing out loud while watching Diff’rent Strokes with my kiddos 🙂

  • Becky g says:

    Not only do my kids make me laugh, my goofy dogs are a great source of laughter. Especially our 2yr old goldendoodle, he loves to chase his tail. My 1st grader just started writing me notes, and how she phonetically spells something out, it can be a hoot. ??

  • Melanie cluver says:

    My almost three year old learning to sing songs makes us all laugh all the time. I love her mistakes and her cute little voice.

  • betty richter says:

    my twin 4 year olds constantly make me laugh. they recently watched a show on tv called jake and the neverland pirates. later they asked my husband if pirates were real and somehow or another he ended up telling them about the modern day somalian pirates from africa and now all of their pretend play involves stuffed animals going to africa and rescuing one another from the somalian pirates!

  • Joana Catalan says:

    For our family movie night we watched my favorite Disney movie, Beauty & The Beast, in prep for the upcoming new release. It was so wonderful to laugh out loud at the same time the kids did during the silly parts! Thank you for asking to share!

  • Tracy says:

    My youngest is always making us laugh…today he was commenting to his older brother that their friend was sooo old because he had turned 9. His brother reminded him that he was almost 9, and he very sternly said that 9 was the oldest he would go and not a year more! Thanks so much for giving us a peek into your life every so often. Your littles are precious, and you really are an inspiration! Have a great week!

  • Ashley says:

    I have a 3 year old and she is always saying and doing the funniest things. She comes up with phrases that I have never said. She keeps us laughing constantly!

  • Sara says:

    My boys make me laugh every day!

  • Ashley says:

    Right this moment- The Andy Griffith show! We love old TV shows and seem to go back to Andy Griffith over and over after we’ve watched it through on Netflix. My 18 month old son even likes it!

  • Kirsten says:

    I have so much trouble remembering where my car is in parking lots. Today, I accidentally locked my keys, purse and phone in the car when I got to work. My friend reminded me that even though it was a hassle, at least I knew where the car was. So true. 🙂

  • LB says:

    Something that made me laugh – one of my students gave the class erasers shaped like diamond rings for Valentines day. I have a small, very innocent class. They were gong around proposing to each other and to me during our party. It was so funny.

  • Rosie says:

    My six year old was dressing from a bath and said, ‘if I lived in Zambia I would be finished by now, because they only wear undies and if they’re going to school they maybe throw on a pair of shorts!’ ?Later in bed dad went for goodnight cuddles and found him nude! (I know ?) when asked why he had no clothes on he said ‘well if they wear undies in the day time in Zambia I figured they must take them off to go to bed! ?? he’s always making us laugh with this kind of random stuff!

  • Victoria McConnell says:

    My 1 year old learning how to love baths has been making me laugh this week. My husband and I are expecting our 2nd girl in May so leaning over the bathtub is no longer an option so I have just been playing in the bath with her! She cracks me up because she is so excited about baths now and she calls all of her toys “ducks” (even the walrus one) with so much enthusiasm!

  • CarlyW says:

    I asked my 9 year old son to put away the Nerf gun for the evening. As he reluctantly complied, he cradled it in his arms and whispered to it, “I still remember the good times we had.” #stillabetterlovestorythantwilight

  • Rebecca Pond says:

    I am laughing at a Studio C YouTube video on a couple looking to hire a 3rd wheel! ? It’s called “Your Third Wheel Friend”. My 14 year old daughter shared it with me today.

  • Joy says:

    My kiddos recently found AFV on Netflix and now they love it! Watching them laugh is the funniest thing I’ve laughed about this week!

  • Kristina says:

    As a mom of 4 girls 7 yrs and under, I often say “it’s too much drama for this mama!” Between hair issues, wardrobe malfunctions, sibling squabbles, turning everything into a competition, toilet troubles and their constant need for a snack…But it’s all worth it! Our home is a school of virtue…I told them we’re like rocks in a rock tumbler smoothing out each other’s rough edges so we can become shiny gems someday. It’s been a crazy week with Valentine’s Day and a 5th Birthday so much so that it looks somewhat like Valentine and Birthday fun exploded in our home! Tonight during bedtime prayers they each wanted to sing a lullaby to Jesus which included a sweet impromptu prayer song, Away in a Manger, Jesus Loves Me and Hey Diddle Diddle. It was a sweet moment of mixed emotions for me that included a yawn, a tear and a chuckle which reminded me that amidst the exhaustion and chaos, we’re doing something right.

  • Elizabeth says:

    My older dog, Sniffits, gets mad when we leave the house without her. Sometimes she sneaks out between our legs. Not too long ago, she almost ran out but I managed to grab her but because we have wooden floors, I couldn’t get a grip on her. Her legs were moving so fast, she slipped but she couldn’t move because I was holding on to her. The whole scene was ridiculous and funny. I was laughing so hard, I lost my grip and she jumped in the van. My husband and kids laugh every time we think about it. Now we have to sneak out of the house and make sure she isn’t by the door!

  • Taryn says:

    My sister just had a baby and she sent me a photo of my mom (gigi) holding her. They were both asleep with their mouths open making the same exact face! An infant and a 57 year old can be so alike 😉

  • Patricia says:

    I love that so many have children that make us laugh. I love it when babies laugh! I tickle my one year old to make her giggle and I can’t help but laugh!

  • Karla says:

    My son told my mom she will be 100 in 40 years. She has already wasted half of her life!! Haha!! She felt so great about turning 60 on Tuesday. The math was right!

  • Shannon says:

    My 5 year old! She has some pretty crazy dance moves and thinks she can sing like a pop star ? I laugh with her on a daily basis as we sing and dance our way through life! As a single mama, if I don’t take the time to laugh and enjoy the silly little moments, I would be a lot more stressed out – and couldn’t be on point for my sweet daughter!

  • Kelsey Crouse says:

    My kids crack me up daily, it is so much fun to watch the 3 of them at different stages in life. My 3yr old daughter has a great vocabulary. On Sunday she was brushing my hair and said “I am working it babe!” I am definitely going to miss the toddler stage!

  • Ashley Lindley says:

    My three year old ( he is the third child) and he loves to make everyone laugh. The way he does this by saying “poopy” at the end of a sentence and his two older siblings think it is so funny. My husband and I can’t figure out why it is so funny? And then we have to have the conversation about “potty talk” with the three year old:)

  • Beth Gibson says:

    Today is my baby’s 2nd birthday, and he is so full of life and joy. He goes at everything with gusto…and if it has wheels, times 10! We have enjoyed celebrating him and 70 degrees in February in the DC area!

  • Bettie says:

    Our miniature Holland Lop bunny always makes me laugh and smile with her various antics. She is such a cutie!

  • Sarah says:

    My little ones make me smile and laugh every day!

  • Ali Kusky says:

    My daughter just lost her first tooth today, and she is SO excited! The whole situation makes me laugh… from the expectation of the tooth fairy’s arrival, her constant wiggling to try to get it out, her sticking her tongue in the new hole, and her sweet note to the tooth fairy asking what her name is.

  • Lisa Leland says:

    I have two little ones, ages 4 and 6. It’s been a long, cold winter here in Montana….our little family is so eager to get outside and enjoy some sunshine, ride our bikes and go camping! I have to laugh each day, otherwise being cooped up with the kids would drive me crazy! I just read a funny quote that says: “My mom voice was so loud, even my neighbors brushed their teeth and cleaned their rooms!” Love following you, your ideas, recipes and your very real outlook on life.

  • Debby McLeod says:

    Avacados are dangerous!!! Did exactly the same thing 6 months ago…same hand but ring finger. Tetnus shot and stitches to the tune of $900 because I went to ER…I could see the tendon but fortunately didn’t cut it. I now have PTSD when cutting avocado lol.

  • Stephanie Glotzbecker says:

    My daughter dressed up as if she were 100 years old…in celebration of the 100th day of school! Complete with a hunch back, a walker,grey hair,and wrinkles! She was pretty cute!

  • Jennifer D. says:

    My kids and I laughed at the YouTube video that has been making the rounds on FB about the school janitor that cleaned the little girls’ lip prints off the bathroom mirrors (with a squeegee dipped in toilet water). Also, our family avoids Super Bowl commercials since we have littles and they have been particularly nasty in the most recent years that we had watched. But we have seen the Melissa McCarthy one, and we laughed so hard.

  • Karla says:

    My 3 year old constantly cracks me up. Sometimes I just stare at him and he’ll say “stop looking at me” and then I say, “but you’re just so cute” and then he’ll say, “oh, ok”. Or if I tell him he’s so cute he’ll tell me I’m “adorble”. Just little things he says make me laugh.

  • Tiffany Y. says:

    We’ve been laughing so hard at our calico kitten who plays fetch by herself with a sock. I think she’s a bit confused.

  • Fibi says:

    Our 3rd child is making us laugh these days – showing us his surprised face, his sad face, and his silly face. So much fun having a one year old in the house.

  • Christina says:

    I have 5 grand daughters that make me laugh everyday. My oldest grand daughter is 3. Today she asked “Nana, is I you grill”…..I have never laughed so hard.

  • Kristie says:

    We rescued a cat today at our local humane society. Our daughter has been praying for a pet and now that she is 7 and can take on the responsibility we dove in. It is the most loving and sweet cat we could have ever hoped for. Watching our daughter playing and laughing with her just makes my heart smile! Her laughter and caring touch is just beautiful!

  • Kristin says:

    My husband has been making me laugh extra this week, which is nice because I’ve been extra cranky this week!

  • Andrea says:

    I am laughing at my one-year-old as she is starting to grasp the concept of tantrums. She throws her head back and arches her whole body while screaming over the smallest things, and she’s still little enough that’s it’s cute.

  • Karen says:

    I’m laughing because our house has become a slime factory! I just placed my 4th order (in about 3 weeks) for glue on Amazon today. I can’t keep up! Even Amazon is running low as they are out of stock until Friday! Happy to report that we even used your daughter’s recipe during our slime-athon. It’s super fluffy! I love to see my girls doing something other than asking for screen time.

  • Desirae says:

    Learning about new instruments-like the Hurry Hurry lol-with my kids.

  • Lisa says:

    We took our boys (9 & 10) to Mt. Rushmore for President’s Day weekend & stayed at a hotel with a water park. I am NOT a fan of watersides, but decided to put my feelings aside and join my 9 year old after he asked and asked me to go down the three different slides there. I spent the next 30 minutes laughing and enjoying the moment with him! I’m so glad I decided to say, “Yes!”

  • Vanessa says:

    Tonight I laughed at a conversation between my 4yo and 6yo about how to catch Sasquatch! ?

  • Patricia Castillo says:

    My husband surprised me with a bouquet of roses a few days after Valentine’s Day. I keep hearing my cat do walk bys in the kitchen. I have caught him several times sitting on the counter sniffing the roses. It cracks me up that he is enjoying them more than I am!

  • Kathy says:

    I was just remembering this week that when my nieces were little, my Mom found them jumping on her bed. She promptly told them to stop & come out of her room. As they passed by her, one said to the other, “you just can’t have any fun around here!” Brought a smile to my face!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome books!

  • Candi says:

    My daughter told me today, “I’m comfortable anywhere, as long as it’s messy.”

  • Rena says:

    It’s Tax season so the tax places have their people standing on the corners waving, dancing and acting silly. My Daughter keeps calling them the “hi, me people” . It’s so funny to see how each of my kids reacts to seeing them.

  • Ida says:

    It’s 10 pm and my 14 year old is reading his diary from 2013… There are many hilarious events from times past…. So we are all having a good laugh!!!

  • Julie R says:

    This morning was a super rough Monday morning at our homeschool. My husband works at home, so I decide to go to his office in the basement to tearfully tell him “It seems that every Monday these days isn’t going well.” He was in the bathroom, so while I waited, I took a peek in our overflow pantry which is close to his office. I looked up at the toiletry and beauty item shelf and saw a box of tomato paste (Trader Joe’s tube kind) sitting right next to the other toothpaste. Laughter overtook my tears. As it turns out, my husband saw a box that said “Paste” so he assumed it was toothpaste and stuck with the other toothpastes. Not sure what he thought about the pictures of tomatoes being on the box. Doesn’t seem like a very good toothpaste flavor, but oh how I needed that laugh this morning!

  • Steph says:

    I teach 5th grade and have the best job in the world! Tonight, my teaching partner (Mr. Hendrickson) sent me a picture of himself donning a giant green horse head and another picture of 3 poop emoji pillows surrounding a package of Charmin toilet paper. He captioned it “Just horse’n around at Walmart.” I told him he needs to get out more, but it made me laugh and brightened my day.

  • Hannah says:

    My oldest son (7 1/2) told me while shopping for new loaf pans that no matter how ugly my bread looks it will always taste good. It made me laugh and helped me appreciate the day. (P.s I’m not very good at making bread yet)

  • J Sale says:

    I am laughing at my son who was lamenting to himself about how sad he was for not cleaning his room when he was supposed to. He had no idea anyone was listening to him say, “Lord, why didn’t I just do what I was supposed to. I wouldn’t even be in trouble right now.”

  • Kat says:

    I’d love to win the books! What’s making me laugh currently is Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Netflix. I could watch it over and over and the newest season is amazing!

  • Capri Dillon says:

    Please forgive me…maybe I missed something…you asked who loved chip and Joanna Gaines and I clicked on it…and went to something totally unrelated…I think. I never could find their names or a link to them. Did it multiple times…??? did I miss something? Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Capri

  • Lauren says:

    My daughter and I tried to do a Go Noodle partner dance game this morning and were cracking up when we kept getting our parts mixed up.

  • Laura says:

    My 4 year old is really getting into Care Bears lately, the 1980s version. It’s hilarious watching her singing and dancing to the cheesy 80s music from the cartoon. And don’t forget the Care Bear Stare!!

  • Marilyn says:

    I had a total GOD moment today. I opened my jar of eye cream and there was a PERFECT heart shape in the jar. I just could not believe it. I have had a lot going on the last month or so in terms of deaths, my sister being diagnosed with cancer, etc. When I saw that I knew it was God saying I LOVE YOU!! It will be ok!!

  • Amy says:

    I’m watching Jimmy Kimmel. It’s a really old rerun, but it’s still hilarious.

  • Tiffany Blanch says:

    My kids got mad at my husband for saying none of them could talk to me for the rest of the night (I was feeling a little exasperated by the constant barrage of MomMomMomMom!) and any questions or concerns would have to be addressed by him. They spent the next 10 min straight complaining. Hah! At least I feel loved and needed. 😉

  • LeeAnn says:

    Watching my kids imitate one another is making me laugh. They are 7, 4, and 2, so there is never a dull moment! 🙂

  • Louise says:

    My 5 year old twin boys are always making me laugh. Just today asked one why he was whining. He said because I’m totally hungry!

  • erin says:

    My daughter makes me laugh when *she’s* laughing. We have two dogs and she loves playing with the, tossing them toys, and giving them kisses. Her giggles are so cute and funny when she sees them rolling in the grass or when they kick her hand.

  • Dionne King says:

    Kids say the darndest things:

    My son likes his macaroni and cheese from a particular box and he wants it made as instructed. He doesn’t want anything added. No extra cheese, no meat, no vegetables, you get the idea.

    We sat down for dinner the other night and I thought I would be nice and fix the macaroni and cheese he likes, the way he likes it. He dished up his plate and looked at me with a look of suspicion that I had done something to ruin the macaroni and cheese. He asked me, “Did you follow the directions on the box? Did you add anything?”

    I replied to his question, “Yes. I added lots and lots of love!”

    He took a bit of the mac and cheese and exclaimed, “UGH! I can taste it!!”

  • Carolina Mazilu says:

    The other day when my 6 yrs old asked me if he can have the iPad I said no. He then said I always say no and he would rather run down the street to get out of there (our house). I told him: “go ahead!” To which he replied seriously: “actually, you should run down the street, yeah, you!” I laughed in my head ….

  • Frances D says:

    The kids and I just watched Diary of A Wimpy Kid. I didn’t realized that it would make me laugh so many times. My kids were looking at me like “Okay, it’s not that funny…” lol. I’m a big kid at heart. 🙂

  • Nichole says:

    My 2 year old trying to feed broccoli to his new toy dinosaur at the dinner table made me laugh this evening.

  • Priscilla W. says:

    this month I misplaced my favorite sweater knit fleece jacket…couldn’t find it for over a week, not in any lost & found at the places we frequent during a typical week…I figure I’m never going to see it again when one afternoon what do I see but my 20 yr old wearing my jacket, he had found it (in the basement, by the rower) & put it on…& was waiting to see how long before someone noticed 🙂

  • Massiel L says:

    My kids make me laugh. They enjoy musicals so they break into song during every other sentence. Never a dull moment.

  • Jill Hemmer says:

    My 3 year old named Violet makes me laugh daily! She is my natural born leader who is very head strong and has her daddy’s sense of humor. She told her Daddy today that she loved him and said God loves you too daddy! While it was sweet, the way she delivered it was funny as she held his face in her tiny hands. I would love to win as I honestly haven’t been able to read a book for myself in a few years. I am always reading kids books and would love to start a gratitude journal! Thank you!

  • I had fun helping my son make paper airplanes from a fun book we recently found. It was so great seeing his excitement when some of these planes really caught some air!

  • Karen D says:

    I ended up in a black hole on Amazon last night and came across a couple hilarious cat shirts that made me laugh out loud!

  • Michelle says:

    We’ve been reading James Harriet’s book as a family. Lots of good laughs in his books! Special family times;)

  • Sylvia says:

    I asked my daughter “do you have ibuprophen?”. My 5 year old granddaughter yelled out, “no she doesn’t, she only has my daddy!” She thought I asked “do you have a boyfriend”. That made me laugh.

  • Julie says:

    I am laughing at the marker line drawn on the dog’s behind today courtesy of my almost 7 year old. ? Thought we were past this stage! ?

  • Carrie Norder says:

    We are not “sports” people per say. And my 7 year old has never played soccer. Yesterday was a beautiful southern day and we decided to,go,run off energy. So my four kids were working together and playing soccer. Everytime one of them ran at my 7 year old, he would squat ontop of the ball like a sitting hen! We would all laugh and tell him he couldn’t do that; but as soon as they would run at him again, he sat again! He was protecting his ball!

  • Kelsie says:

    My 7 year old was asking the virtual assistant on our lap top to tell him jokes the other night…for some reason, this one caught me right in the funny bone…it’s kind of lame, but I could NOT help myself…I laughed til I cried. My three boys (3,5,7) looked at me, looked at each other, and then burst into laughter….I don’t even think the younger 2 “got” the joke…are you ready??

    Q: What’s brown and sticky?

    A: A stick!

    See? Lame AND funny 🙂

  • Jamie S says:

    The book I’m reading makes me laugh! I’m working my way through the Royal Spyness series and loving every second of them.

  • Emily Elmer says:

    My kids crack me up. My son is potty training, and my daughter puts his clean underwear on her head… The other day, she smelled it before putting it on her head….. What?!?! Haha love them

  • Nadya D. says:

    My 2 year old makes me laugh every day. He is so incredibly smart and picks up things quickly. And sometimes he combines all his knowledge into one sentence and sets us into a laughing mode! And he is enjoying it too! 😀

  • Lisa romano says:

    My kids always make me laugh- the 4yo in particular. He tells tales of the adventures he and his “friend Luke” undertake. Luke’s last name is skywalker.

  • Melissa Bowers says:

    This smiling dog picture makes me laugh!

  • Rebecca reid says:

    Oh wow, my life is crazy right now. There’s really no choice but to laugh 🙂

  • Lorella Ritzel says:

    My husband makes me laugh all the time. I’m very grateful for this ability of his, especially when I’m angry or grumpy.

  • Elizabeth says:

    My husband’s super cheesy jokes he kept making today made me laugh. That’s not always the case. Often times they just go over my head.

  • Carmel says:

    My 5 year old and the baby of the family is always making us laugh. She raises one eyebrow up and gives us the most funny looks.

  • Melina says:

    I think having a 5 year old, 2 year old and newborn is pretty comical. Learning how to not sweat the small stuff and just laugh because really I’m way out numbered now and have zero control of anything anymore. Reading some new books while nursing would be lots of fun and help me pass the time while the other two run wild. 😉

  • Jori says:

    My daughter’s all-time favorite joke:
    Why did the toilet paper roll down the stairs?
    *to get to the “bottom”* Hahahaha! It gets me EVERYtime! 😀

  • Laura says:

    Pretty much every day my kids say or do something that makes me laugh. One of my favorite stories was when my daughter was little. Anytime she would sneeze I would ask her if she needed a tissue. One day, when she was around 3 years old she sneezed then said, “Mommy, I need a “tish-me.” I just love the funny things kids say!

  • Tamara says:

    Watched a terrific feel-good family movie this weekend…”Hachi…A Dog’s Tale” staring Richard Gere. Note: May result in watery eyes.

  • Krista says:

    My 4 year old airways makes me laugh, but today was over the top; she made shoes out of napkins and stickers!

  • Alexis says:

    I have four living children, and the “baby” who is six was born a few years after our fourth baby died… that information is important so that you understand how precious she is.

    She is hilarious and this week she’s obsessed with a giant bear her daddy bought her that she’s named Teddy Roosevelt.

  • Jenny says:

    As I made dinner tonight, I stood and ate something because I wasn’t going to eat what I was making. I then was doing something in the other room as my husband and kids sat around the table eating their meal. From the other room, I hear my 4 year old say, “that chair over there is where mom puts her big butt”. I burst out laughing as I listened to my husband nervously tell him not to say that and how beautiful mommy is ?❤ THIS made me laugh and probably will for some time ?

  • Cherylynn says:

    My 3 year old said something somewhat profound and somewhat funny to me the other day. “Mom, a potato is still a potato even without its skin.”

  • Brittaney says:

    My 2 year old seems to be coming up with new things everyday that are hilarious. Today she was sick so she wasnt her self at all. But one moment we were snuggling and she just randomly poked my nose and said boop. Made us both laugh so hard especially after our roughest moments of being sick.

  • Kelsy says:

    While scooping a late night ice cream snack, my husband and I both grabbed smaller bowls from the kitchen cupboard. I then proceeded to mound my guilt-crushingly small bowl with enough ice cream to amply fill a bowl three times its size. Surely the smaller bowl counted for something, right?! We shared a laugh over my happy mirage of self discipline. ??

  • Collette says:

    Calling my mother in law for her birthday made me laugh and smile…84 is something to brag about

  • Barb says:

    Our three year old is our constant source of entertainment. He has started calling me (mom) “sweetie”, as in “sweetie, can I have a treat?” where did the little stinker learn that?

  • Rachel says:

    My husband makes me laugh all the time!

  • Courtney Lemon says:

    Got a good laugh rehashing an embarassing, but good-natured family story with my husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law last night.

  • Geneva says:

    My husband and I had invited my niece and her teenage son over for lunch and we were sitting around just having fun and laughing at crazy things from our past when my niece asked me if I had heard a certain song the Gaither singing group had done. We ended up watching my favorite, Mike Lowry, the comedienne of the bunch. We spent well into the evening laughing so hard, just having a great family time. Nothing like good fun when family gets together!

  • Leaanna See says:

    My kids and I had a dance party in the family room last night. We were all being goofy and dancing like no one was watching. It was so much fun and made me laugh so much my cheeks hurt.?

  • Rachel Perez says:

    My two year old son is in full conversation mode these days and everything he says has us cracking up!

  • Amber says:

    Do you remember the loyal dog in the cartoon UP? Lately my 4 year old daughter has been saying these adorable statements that remind me of the totally honest things that dog said in the movie. She’ll say, “Grandma I want you to sit next to me because I love you.” Or when she comes into my bedroom at night and I ask why… “I want you.”
    If only I could voice my feelings as clearly!

  • Krista says:

    This gave me a good laugh yesterday. A little long, but, a must for any Disney fan.

  • Samantha says:

    What’s making me laugh? Well, I started watching the netflix show One Day at a Time and its hilarious. I fully recommend it.

  • Catie Ferguson says:

    I have 3 boys under the age of 6 and they all bring me laughter! The way they say things, the silly things they do, or the expressions they’ll make never fail to put a smile on my face!

  • Valarie Matthews says:

    I am laughing with relief right now because it’s a possum running around my garage instead of a robber!

  • Erica Wilson says:

    My husband makes me laugh. As a mom of boys I rarely get a moment to sit and relax. I bought 3 packages of cookies (mostly for myself) at the store over the weekend. Yesterday our text went as follows: H(husband): what are you doing? M(me): Figuring out what to do next. (Baby went down for nap) H: we are downstairs resting. M: thumbs up. I will be eating cookies and folding laundry Up here. H: just don’t eat all 3 bags of cookies.. M: ……Ever? H: in one sitting. M: I can handle that. I never just sit and eat cookies. ? #justified

  • Regan H says:

    My 10 year old niece who lives about 4 hours away discovered Snapchat! She has been keeping me laughing and entertained all week with her funny faces and videos!

  • Pamela says:

    My son’s laughter makes me laugh. He “hides” under a table, then tells me to stand next to the table and he tickles my feet. Then he pops out and says “surprise!” I make an exaggerated surprise look that makes him crack up. His pure laughter and joy makes me happy and makes me laugh too.

  • Wendy says:

    Spending some much needed time with friends through a generally chaotic period in life has brought much needed laughter and joy into my life!

  • Sarah M says:

    I’ve been listening to the Road Back to You podcast and love it. I’m looking forward to reading the book. My husband has been into the enneagram for a while, but it seemed like such an effort to understand it. This podcast really intrigued me. I’ve finally figured out that I’m a 4. I’ve also flipped through a few books and looked at websites that help you sort through what you might really be.

    My youngest just turned 2 and he is cracking me up lately. He loves to make animal sounds, especially monkeys, cats, tigers, and elephants.

  • Anna says:

    My 7 yr old wants to live in the mountains when he grows up, he will have a machine gun to shoot animals so he can shoot more at once, he will fly a jet, he says a plane is too slow he needs a jet to go faster. He does want a wife, she’ll live closer to town but he’ll visit her every day.

  • Marie says:

    Listening to kids tell each other jokes that don’t make sense, but they think are hilarious.

  • Jenn says:

    I’m one of several admins for a support group on Facebook and recently we actually had someone try to sell a horse in the group! We are still laughing about it nearly two weeks later!

  • Candace Thompson says:

    My son’s new way of talking with his first tooth gone! He just lost a tooth and is making some adorable lisps. ?

  • April says:

    When my almost two year old does starts to fall and catches herself and says “whoa, whoa, whoa mama, slow down” 🙂

  • Robin says:

    My boys 5 and 2 were playing ghost the other day, not sure what made them do it but they put blankets on their heads a wobbled around for an hour bumping in to the couch and each other.

  • Jean Aragon says:

    One Saturday my 6-year-old son got together with a bunch of other kids to go horseback riding, picnicking and then swimming. When I picked him up later at the pool, I noticed a lot of mysterious little bumps on his back. From home I called my mom about the bumps, and together we determined they were chickenpox. When I got off the phone, my son said, “Mommy! I know how I got the chickenpox!” “How?” I wondered aloud. He said, “When we were horseback riding, there were chickens running around all over the place!”

  • Karen Paszek says:

    Love reading your stories about your children and sharing them with my classroom of special education students. Most of my kids live in poverty and it’s nice to shed some light to them to make/see them smile and/or laugh! We talk about giving back a lot in class because of you and your family!

  • Krystal says:

    I have a home daycare and the kids bring me such joy and sometimes they make me want to scream lol but most of the time…. they make me laugh. Yesterday I asked a two yr old to pleaseclean up his race cars bc it was time for Lunch. He stuck his hands in his pocket and said “oh no! I can’t clean up today, my hands are in my pocket” so I played along with him tell him different ways he can still clean up…. like with his feet. Then lunch came…. “I guess u have to use your feet to eat spaghetti too… wow that might be gross” some how his hands magically appeared from out of his pockets. ? Anyways I have two books as well and they say the craziest things that make us laugh until we are crying. And it always comes at the best timing…. when I’m needing a good laugh or a cheering up.

  • My 2 year old was practicing his managerial skills helping Daddy spread mulch. He was “helping” using his sandbox shovel. And was telling Daddy where to put each shovel full. “No Daddy, right there!”

  • Lovena says:

    My grandson, Grayson, just turned 1. He is so much fun. We are constantly laughing at the cute and silly things he does. I was getting rid of a spatula (the flipping pancakes type) he found it and uses it like a cane. It’s so funny.

  • Liz Barclay says:

    My two girls make me laugh…one is 5 and the other 1- sometimes things are just ridiculous!

  • Melodie says:

    My 5 year old cracks me up routinely. Recently (and totally out of the blue) she asked if my wedding dress still fit me. That would be a big no. I got married 20 years and 3 sizes ago.

  • Beth Kuligowski says:

    Last night my daughter and I were watching a Studio C clip that cracked us up! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Erin says:

    Listening to my kids sing along to the 80s music from Trolls has been the highlight of my week!

  • Catherine says:

    My five year old daughter received a call the other night from a friend to set up a play date—but it was over Facetime! How times have changed!

  • Jean Liddle says:

    Our new puppy – a toy Australian Shepherd

  • Tiffany F. says:

    I receive a weekly e-mail from There e-mails contain blog posts and usually some hilarious videos. The following video, How Parents Celebrate Valentine’s Day After a Decade Together #NailedIt, still has me laughing: .

  • Kelly Bell says:

    My 13 year old daughter has been doing this ridiculous thing where she tries to place her glass of water in my hand….no matter what I’m doing! I can be napping or talking on the phone or even on the toilet. It’s so silly that we have been laughing for days as she continues the nonsense!

  • Sarah Ingram says:

    I went to work with my slippers on by mistake! I’m a teacher and my kids ride with me to work – they didn’t notice either! ?

  • Amy Gaddis says:

    My 3 year old grandson makes me laugh often! Oh how they pick up on, and remember, EVERYTHING! Hearing him speak little adult phrases cracks me up!

  • Anna says:

    Naptime Smack
    I recently crashed onto my daughters bed at naptime sighing…
    Me: “Ugh, I am pooped.”

    She jumped up and squealed…
    “Ew! Mommy! Go poop in the potty!!”

    Me: “No, No! I didn’t poop! It means I am tired!”

    Contemplating what seemed like a bit of an excuse she replied in her best motherly tone…

    “So when you are tired its okay to poop in my bed???”

    *my hand smacks my forehead*

  • Monica Smith-Narke says:

    My 2.5 year old son will not stand to be called anything other than his name, Reid. “Come on, kiddo!” “I’m not kiddo, I’m Reid!!!”