5. Has a Sense of Play and Humor
All can be perfectly quiet, calm and before they know it, momma is doing something silly! You got to! Kids love that stuff, when moms and dads can be silly! Watch the smiles on their faces when parents get down and play with them.
When Robby was little he had lots of toys. But the thing he loved best was when Dan got on the floor with him and played horse. He loved that. The smile beamed from his face! Sadly many parents don’t take the time to get down and play with their kids. We often are tired or busy. But kids they want us to play with them. They would rather us take a ball and throw it with them than sit and watch TV or computer. Kids would rather sit around the table playing a board game or cards on an evening then all this other stuff we have them in.
Families have to play. Together.
I don’t always do a good job on the together part. You often hear-go play-so I can get things done!
I remember one time we were outside working on some yard work. Before I knew it we had a football game going on. The kids ate that up! More so cause daddy was the one running the football! Kids love parents when they play!
Marriages do better when you can be silly every once and a while. Or more. Most marriages balance each other one, one a little bit more serious the other a little bit more silly. Dan and I balance each other out! I have the daily fun down better, he has the big fun down better.
Really as I type this Isaiah walks out with a huge bead necklace, going “look at me” and “shaking his booty!” Where’s my camera? Humor and Play!
Jeremy and I can go from having the most serious conversation about life, to have the funnest conventions about life. Robby thinks we are funny. Sometimes we are. But in our house, you just got to find humor to make it through!
When was the last time you all had a belly aching almost peed in your pants laugh? I remember years ago, I was at my granny and pop-pop’s house. We were playing cards like we always did there. My great Aunt Dinny was also there. I don’t remember what happened, but she said or did something that we all laughed so hard. We normally didn’t laugh like that together. But that moment, I will always remember! We always played together, but the humor was the bellying laughing kind.
I am going to write a book. I have been saying this for 10 years now. It is going to be called “When All Else Fails There is Always Duct Tape. Humorous Parenting Advice”
Have fun. Play games. Laugh. Blow bubbles. Tell knock knock jokes.
How is your family playing and finding humor in life.