Home Extra Laughing Gas and Frogs

Laughing Gas and Frogs

One evening, shortly after dinner, during what we refer to as “winding down time,” some noxious fumes began to fill the air after a loud trumpet of 9 year-old-boy gas boomed through the silence.

His younger brother, 2 years old at the time, bursts into a fit of giggles, which of course are highly contagious, and soon we are all giggling. We giggled so hard that our cheeks and sides ached, and everyone went to bed feeling good.

That was the night the boys decided they “fart laughing gas” and life has not been the same since. In fact, that was the moment I realized how incredibly important a sense of humor is when raising children, especially boys, because the next morning everyone awoke in a good mood with no fuss or muss over getting ready for the day.

In the adult world there are so many things that can be taken for granted, and even more reasons to be upset, sad, or angry.

It is easy to get busy with work and extra-curricular activities and forget to laugh together. Finding humor in the ordinary parts of life helps to alleviate those negative responses so that children can see that meeting stressful moments with a sense of humor can help to ease that stress.

It is said that laughter is the best medicine, and when those frogs that were caught by the pond are accidentally released indoors, laughter is going to be the best way to help chase them down and scoot them back outdoors.

Scooting appeared to be the most successful approach at that moment anyway! There is plenty to be serious about; find all the humor you possibly can with the children.

One of my favorite parts about these boys is that they find humor in so much. Sure, I am teaching them about good manners, and how there is a time and place for everything.

Home is where we can laugh at our gassy moments, and home is where we can accidentally let loose the pollywogs that turned into frogs (much faster than expected).

Of course, there are times when all it takes is a child’s laughter to brighten someone else’s day as well, and in those moments I believe it is just fine to relax and laugh a little.

Boys will be boys, from skinned knees to fart bombs, from pollywogs to crazed frogs who just want outside. Let those moments bring laughter into your life and you will feel the improvements.

Previous articleVoluntary Simplicity
Next articleJust Walk!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

How to Keep Younger Kids Safe Online

Kids start using the internet very early in life and that's why it's important to keep an eye on the younger ones. They may...

US Vacation Destinations for the Family

If you live in the United States, you know that the nation has a varied and fantastic array of national parks set aside for...

Pirates: Facts About Pirates Learnt From Pirate of the Caribbean and Other Films

I've always loved pirate movies, especially pirate of the Carribean with its hilarious character Jack Sparrow, terrorising the seas along with his crew members....

Bollywood Actor Abhishek Bachchan Praises the Recent Gay Rights Victory in India

It seems a lot of people had been waiting for India to strike out the ban on consensual gay sex and they are happy...

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Record Significant Achievements as They Celebrate Their 5th Wedding Anniversary

When we're talking power couple in Hollywood, you may want to think Beyonce and Jay z first. However, at the moment John Legend as...