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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Funny Is as Funny Does

When I started this blog, my daughter Ryan was 8-years-old – a little girl. I had a lot of fun telling you her stories; introducing her to all my bloggy friends. Well, my bloggy friends, she’s not a little girl anymore. In a couple of months, she turns 13. Thirteen, people (or is it 31? I'm never quite sure). I do NOT know how or when it happened. Sometimes (where ‘sometimes’ equals ‘all the time’) I look at old pictures and I SO miss that baby/toddler/little girl. Miss her like crazy. But I have to admit, I like the kid I have now (most of the time, anyway). She’s crazy smart… she’s independent… she’s strong-willed... she's so amazingly SURE of herself.

And she is FUN-NY!

I  love to laugh and I think a whole lot of stuff is chuckle-worthy, so it was pretty cool when I realized my kid was developing the same sense of humor I have (especially when I realized she could have wound up with her dad’s). We spend a lot of time laughing… at each other, at ourselves, at other people (but not in a mean way… mostly), at Life. We like the same television programs and comedians and goofy videos on YouTube.  We’re nearly always on the same wavelength (when it comes to humor, anyway).

For example…

A few weeks ago, we were watching television and this commercial for ‘Angie’s List’ came on. The woman touting Angie’s merits had a rather… unfortunate… haircut.  I said, “Dude. What is up with her hair? She looks like that melon-head cat!” I didn’t have to explain (I knew I wouldn’t have to)… Ryan knew exactly what I meant. And we laughed and laughed and laughed.

Then, the next day, she spent ten minutes online, putting this together for me…



And we laughed and laughed and laughed again. Truth be told, I’m still chuckling about it.

Yeah. I love my kid.

9 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Wow, she's growing up fast! :)

Diane said...

Too fast, Rachel... too fast!

Zuzana said...

Oh, she is a hoot! An so are you;)
Has it really been 5 years since we started blogging, wow, where did the time go... And now she is a teenager.;)
xoxo

Sometimes Sophia said...

I am sooooooo glad that you are back. Isn't it wonderful that Ryan takes after her mom? Humor is a gift - and for you two a fantastic bond. Loved the melon-head cat. Makes me think of relief for migraines. Think I'll make it into a refrigerator magnet.

Also, this watercolor blog background is the bomb. It makes me drool. Can I have some as wrapping paper?

J Cosmo Newbery said...

You've done well!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Now that IS funny!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jen said...

That is awesome! My five year old thinks I'm hysterical, and I can't think of many things that make me happier than making him laugh.

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

That is funny!

Jenners said...

You done right by that girl!