Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Jokes Are Necessary

Jokes are necessary.

I am not very funny, but I admit to being silly at times. “At times?” my wife asks in the background. No, I’m just kidding. She didn’t say that. Again, bad joke. No really, honey. I’m sorry. I’ll stop writing now.

[eleven hours later]

See. Not funny. But I like to be silly, and I want my kids to know that. I want them to know it’s okay to be silly, because there are enough serious times in life to make sure and squeeze in some levity. It’s not always easy to show a light-hearted side, especially when you’re trying to teach your kids right and wrong with simple tasks like being honest about doing something that maybe wasn’t so nice. Even if the action is funny, we want to make sure we explain or have them explain why what they did wasn’t the right thing to do.

Being a parent is a fantastic thing, even when we don’t always feel fantastic, because seeing the outcome so far outweighs anything else I’ve ever done in life, because I also get to see it in action with Meghan.

Now that you realize I’m not the funniest person alive, or even in my own household (because I think my kids are pretty funny), you’ll understand a little bit why I try to post funny tweets or talk about silly things that happen in my life. I want them to know how fun my life is and they’re a big part of it.

Just like you are, honey. *smiley face*

[21 hours later]


  1. My theme last year for the A to Z challenge was humor. Life can provide us with funny moments when we least expect them. I love being silly with my kids.
    Visiting from A to Z challenge

    1. Thanks for your post! It's great when the kiddos laugh.

  2. The best cure for a lack of funniness is having kids! Even if you don't feel it now, just wait ... They will make sure by the time they are grown that you are reduced to silliness. hee hee My kids are 10, 8, and 6 and they are the funniest people I know. We have a lot of good laughs that I know never would have come about if my husband and I had skipped the whole kid thing. :-)

    1. Absolutely! Meghan and I will just look at each other when they're being silly, and it is so funny! It makes me glad to see them see us laughing too.