The Benefits of Laughing with your Loved Ones
In our house, you will always hear laughter. Every day passes with sounds of laughter from each member of my family. The one with the corniest jokes, and thereby, the one who makes us laugh the hardest is my wife, Beth. (Keeping my fingers crossed that she won’t read this post or I’ll be in B-I-G trouble. LOL!)
Beth is a very bad punch liner. She lacks timing. Many times she would laugh long before she delivers her punch line. There are times when my children and I need to think first before we can get her joke. That is after she had laugh with tears in her eyes, because she believes her jokes are very funny. Her choice of jokes is as bad as her delivery, too.
But when she laughs, we all laugh. When her face crumples to a happy face, we also smile. When her round eyes become slits, because she’s very happy with her jokes, our eyes get wet with tears of happiness. We laugh, not because we oblige, but because her laughter is so contagious, we cannot help but join her laughing. Anyway, isn’t it true that the corniest jokes receive the loudest laughter? Besides, Beth has a way of capturing everyone’s hearts, making us laugh.
“What happened?” Daeia, Johndee and I simultaneously asked. But we three are smiling already, because we can almost anticipate what will happen next.
“Where did you get this book?” Beth asked Daeia. She’s holding a red book in her hand.
We suddenly realized what made her laugh. We left her this morning in the dialysis center, while she was sleeping, and while the nurses are taking care of her. We went to a book store and bought a small red book. We did not notice that she got hold of that book.
The title of the book is Mama, Get the Hammer! There’s a Fly on Papa’s Head! Barbara Johnson is the author of the book. And the cover of the book depicts a small boy frantically running to her shocked mother’s direction. On the foreground is a balding head of an old man with a big fly on his forehead.
Yes, it is kind of funny, but not as funny as the way it hit Beth. No one in our family has read the book, but it already has brought a round of jokes in our home, because Beth started it. That’s how she influences us and makes everyone happy.
Beth is the light of our home, and she makes our lives lighter than it should be. With the crisis we are in, my children and I wonder where she gets her very positive disposition. I think she loves us so much, she does not want us to worry about her. Well. We don’t worry, because we love her so much, we can laugh at her corny jokes.