The thing I love the most is the infectious laughter of my kids, especially when it's silly, started only by a goofy look or something that would never make a serious adult laugh, and the kind that goes on forever, laughter they can't seem to stop. "I can't stop laughing!" they scream and laugh some more. I hope we have a laughing kind of day - the last few have been very serious. Everyone has been so grumpy and tired this week (the first week after spring break).
A few months ago, my middle son said, "The baby smells like sausage!" It wasn't sausage - it was really foul smelling poop. That made us laugh for days. We told my middle son to stop eating the sausage if it smells like that! And every time the baby pooped, we said, "You smell like sausage! Ewww," and laughed some more.
My daughter, who is now a teen, was a hilarious baby, a comedian with perfect timing. She made me laugh every day. One evening when she was less than two, she stared intently at the veggie pizza I made just for her. She pointed to the mushrooms and said, "That's bugs!" with a funny face. Then she looked up and smiled at me, knowing she was funny.
I miss laughing with my sister until we were doubled over with tears pouring down our contorted faces, both of us struggling to breathe. We are both too serious now for that.
I have a million happy and funny memories of my kids and my childhood. I think tonight I will be the comedian and tell as many stories as it takes until my kids laugh until they can't stop.