Mama Diaries

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Infectious Laughter

The other day, I took my husband (and kids) to a really nice restaurant to celebrate his birthday. It was one of those places with the lights down low, fancy tablecloths, and candles on the table. A place where one should behave in a civilized manner.

Apparently, my son didn't get the memo on that last part. He was overtired, and in a completely silly mood. The boy started laughing. Not just any old laugh - a fully belly laugh. Soon, he was laughing so hard, he was crying. I looked at my husband. He looked at me. Then he looked back at my son. Big mistake. The man had caught the laughing bug. Soon, he was crying, just like Bubba.

I looked at my daughter. She looked at me. Then I made the mistake of looking at my husband. I bet you can't guess what happened next. Yes. I started laughing, too. Soon, tears were rolling out of my eyeballs. I could barely breath.

I bet you're wondering if my daughter resisted the laughing bug. No. She caught it just after me. Soon all four of us were laughing uncontrollably.

This silliness lasted at least five minutes. 

When it finally stopped, I looked over at Bubba. "Dude, what were we laughing about?"

He shrugged. "I don't know!"

39 comments:

  1. Good thing, laughter. How was the grub? What did the adults eat?

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    1. The grub was awesome. It was a steakhouse, so the kids and I had filet mignons with asparagus and hollandaise sauce and fully loaded baked potatoes. My husband had a 16 oz. strip steak. Not cheap, but certainly delicious!

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    2. What did you have?

      Good to hear it was a yummy meal. Steakhouses usually get it right.

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  2. We do laugh occasionally for no reason. It is better than fighting or making fun of others.

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    1. Yes. They say laughter is the best medicine.

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  4. Laughter is good for the heart and soul......and healthy.
    Pleased you all enjoyed yourselves.
    Yvonne.

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    1. It was certainly a memorable meal!

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    2. Still tried to get to your blog. It says "profile not available." Try making it public.

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  5. Sherry, I have been there, one time I was in class (an adult class) and I started to laugh, I had to leave and go to the other end of the building to control myself... I know it was over something ridiculous and really wasn't that funny... but I did have a good laugh ... so did the girl who got me started... we didn't look at each other for the rest of the class xox

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    1. It feels good to have a hearty laugh!

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  6. Good for him to bring a little levity to such a serious place.

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    1. Haha! Yes, always a little levity wherever Bubba goes!

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  7. That is adorable. Laughter is like a yawn. You can't help but do it when you see someone else doing it.

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  8. lol who needs to be serious in such a place

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  9. Sometimes the laughs just come. Better than crying for no reason...

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    1. Yes. Although I've been known to do the latter. Hormone malfunctions! :)

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  10. Laughing is good for whatever reason you can come up with; I wish we could put it in an aerosol.

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  11. *hee* Nothing wrong with some literal LOLs every now and then... ;)

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  12. Well, they say laughter is good for the body and soul. Sounds like you all had a good dose. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog for Alex's post. Have a great weekend!

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    1. We certainly had a good dose. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  13. That happened to me the other day. I've gone days without sleeping before and it would cause hysterical moments for no reason.

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    1. Believe me, I've had my share of hysterical silliness due to sleep deprivation!

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  14. I love infectious laughter. It always feels good to share it with others.

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  15. That's the best kind of laughter.

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  16. Hilarious! What a fun way to celebrate.

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  17. Laughing is good for you so all of you will be enjoying exceptionally good health for a long time!

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