If You Don’t Have Kids, You Probably Don’t Laugh Enough

You probably don’t want to tear your hair out as often either but I think it’s worth it for the laughter.

Earlier this week as we were walking to the bus stop to pick up Laylee, Magoo got an eyeful of a group of burly construction workers who had paused for their lunch break.

Magoo: Hey MOM! They’re having a snack time.
Me: Yep. Snacky time for those guys.
Magoo [leaning his whole body forward to scrutinize them]: Nope. I think they’re just having a tea party. I want to have a tea party with them!

Laylee and I recently got into a long and involved discussion about the election. Every answer I gave was subjected to a followup question. She wanted to know who I was voting for, why I was undecided, what I liked best about each of the guys. We even got into details about whether or not I thought Bush had done a good job and why. And what were some more reasons? When I tried to cut off the conversation after about a half an hour, she said, “Mom please! Tell me more. I really like this story.”

Hmm. Strangely I don’t. Anyhoo. As we were finishing up she got very serious.

Laylee: Mom, which one has the name that’s easiest to remember?
Me: Well, probably John McCain.
Laylee: Then you should probably vote for that guy.

Sweet. All my problems solved. And I should have thought of that myself because that’s exactly what I did when I chose to marry Dan Thompson. See that? Easy as pie. That’s part of his charm.

To hear about some not-quite-so-funny-but-more-violent times with my kids, check out today’s Parenting Post.

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12 Responses to If You Don’t Have Kids, You Probably Don’t Laugh Enough

  1. Melissa says:

    That’s a great way to look at politics. 😀
    Reminds me of this: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-105800
    Except they seemed to prefer the who-has-a-cooler-tie method.

  2. allysha says:

    hooray, all my voting dilemmas solved! Does she have a solution for deciding on different propositions and amendments to state constitutions?

  3. Awesome Mom says:

    Lol! That is as much reasoning as some people put into the process.

  4. Nancy R. says:

    John McCain might have a memorable name, but Barack Obama really rolls off the tongue in a pleasing way. Vote for him instead!

  5. FarmWife says:

    I’m with Laylee on this one. As my kids would say, “Easy Peasy Rice & Cheesy!”

    Your kids remind me of my own sometimes. This week, Bitsy (our 15 month old) was loving on her big brother. B.B. (who’s 4) was not really thrilled with his sister’s open mouth kisses. “Hers is just lickin’ me, Mommy!” I explained that she’s not really good at giving kisses yet & needs to practice. He reluctantly agreed to one more kiss, but then turned to me & said, “Do you fink maybe hers is a dog?”

  6. This is perfect! I didn’t know who to vote for, and now I do! (I am spreading the word about Laylee’s wisdom over on my blog).

  7. Estee says:

    My daughter has her own system for choosing who she thinks I should vote for. She took a good long look at them during the last debate and then proclaimed that, “The best guy always has the best shoes.” I think this is amazing way to choose the next President. I laugh often at my house.

    Did Magoo get to have a tea party? Those burly men get all the perks. 🙂

    Thanks for the laugh!

  8. cornnut32 says:

    man i can’t wait for my kid to start talking.

    although sometimes it’s pretty funny the way he says “bababababa” and all.

  9. Rebecca says:

    My favorite Dern Things That Kids Say this week:

    (after a lesson on the priesthood and service in the church)

    Me: …. so the priesthood is only for helping others. Just like Daddy is the bishop and he’s always helping others, right?

    4-year-old: Yesh. And killing all the bad guys cuz he has the SPIRIT of GOD.

    Maybe we’ll have to re-do that lesson.

  10. Hilarious! Problem solved. Thanks, Laylee. Tell me DYM, does she have answers to other impossible questions? If so, you could definitely market her services! I love it.

  11. abadommyblog says:

    wow, such practical little problem-solvers you have!

    if only everything was that easy!

  12. Lisa says:

    It’s a good thing we get reminders about the names on voting day!

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