Finding the Funny

Caroline is three. If you have, or have had, or have possibly even come in contact with a three-year-old, you know they can be, um, challenging. There’s the why? Why? Why?’s, the Jekyll and Hyde mood swings, and the über annoying, even dreaded tantrums – watch out for the spinning head and projectile green pea soup! Oh wait, that’s from that movie The Exorcist. You can see how I might get the two confused.

I am learning to appreciate the infinite amount of entertainment that has accompanied this horrible, then oh-so-sweet, and then back to ripping your hair out, age. I’m really making a conscious effort to find, and concentrate on, the funny on a daily basis; whenever and wherever I can. Once I find the funny, I’m holding onto it by keeping a little journal for all of Caroline’s comedy. The fact of the matter is that if I don’t write it down I’ll forget it and this girl comes out with some pretty funny material. She will also go off on tangents like no other which sometimes reminds me of “that” person you try ever so politely to avoid eye contact with in order to save yourself from an hour-long conversation about their “iffy” stomach, visits with relatives, the vacation their planning and you don’t really even hear a word of it because you’re strategically trying to plan your escape. <deep breath> You know what I’m talking about.

This is the latest addition to Caroline’s comedy journal:

Caroline: “Like my watermelons? Zack likes my watermelons!”

Let me just say that the watermelons she is referring to are in fact pictures of actual watermelons on her pajamas and her friend Zack has never seen said pajamas.

She's a comedian and she doesn't even know it! (Photo Credit: C. Corrigan)
She’s a comedian and she doesn’t even know it! (Photo Credit: C. Corrigan)

These two little sentences, paired with some pretty awesome facial expressions, had me practically rolling over on the floor laughing. Meanwhile, she’s staring at me as though I have lost my mind. (I don’t know, maybe I have?) Of course she doesn’t realize how it sounds. But I do. And one day when she’s old enough she can look through her little comedy journal and laugh too! But for now, I’m finding, and keeping, the funny just for me!

2 thoughts on “Finding the Funny

  1. My 2 year old says “All done laughing, Mommy” when I crack up at her unintentional funny phrases or observations. She’s sensitive to being laughed at (vs.with)…which, of course, we find hilarious!

  2. Hahahah! Ohhhhh three year olds. I am thankful every day that I didn’t go into early childhood ed and decide to teach preschool…because I would lose it. So so cute though…

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