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Reasons my kids are laughing

When our kids are tiny babies, we do all sorts of silly things to make them laugh. Facial contortions, crazy voices, you name it - anything to get a giggle.

Once they get a little older, they start to find ways to entertain themselves. However, if our early attempts to amuse them can be considered silly, their own methods are downright ridiculous.

One of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts today is to create our own version of the tumblr page Reasons My Son Is Crying, where people can submit pics of their kid crying along with the reason why they decided to throw a fit - because obviously not being allowed to play with knives is a perfectly rational reason to have a tantrum, right? Apparently so - for a kid. Well, instead of focusing on kids' nonsensical reasons to cry, I'm going a slightly different direction. So, without further ado, I present to you:




Boogers. Toots. Poop.

seeing the words "toot,"
"boogers" or "poop" in print

long, made-up stories
about toots, boogers and/or poop

get your finger out of your nose
a sibling picking boogers

nose picking fail
...especially when she discovers
her finger has poked through the tissue

babies love balloons
OMG - BALLOONS!!!!

baby in a box
OMG - A BOX!!!!

any joke at their parents' expense

sisters
pulling the heads off of dolls

Peeps are hilarious
biting the heads off of Peeps

eating Play Doh

staticy hair
static
(the most hilarious form of electricity)

unconventional hats
unconventional hats

baby eating cake
stuffing their faces with cake

sibling germ exchange
keeping their faces 2 inches apart
(funniest during flu season)

laughing baby
repetition of any kind

goofy faces are funny
making goofy faces

messy baby
making messes

continuing to make a mess
when they've been told to stop

boy laughing
27-year belated discovery of the phrase,
"Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"


How about you - what ridiculous stuff makes your kids giggle? And how do you stifle your own laugh when one of them comes up with a really hilarious joke about boogers? I'm asking for a friend.


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52 comments:

  1. What an adorable post! And, by the way, I still find toots to be pretty funny. I don't think that one is ever not funny...unless you're at work and wearing headphones and you just sneezed & tooted at the same time...and have no idea whether anyone heard it. That ain't funny. :-)

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    1. That's probably in my top 5 worst nightmares - or at least is was, until ii started working from home. Now my coworkers have to love me no matter WHAT I do with headphones on. :)

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  2. I also laugh at most of these things, so I think that confirms that I'm the most mature adult ever. But seriously, this post is adorable, and I rarely use that phrase save for the reference to suggested serving sizes on food packaging (and that is use in a completely sarcastic way.)

    Of course I don't have kids, but I've found that I laugh whenever I hear or see children laughing. It's so pure--even when they're being evil--that you can't help but smile along with them (mostly because they're not mine. Ha!)

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    1. Thank you! As a freakishly tall woman, I absolutely had to have cute kids since nothing else about me is ever referred to as "adorable." ;)

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  3. Cute :) I have 3 boys. Fart is the word around here. But the physical act is the gut grabber!

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    1. I bet! I'll also bet you don't make beans or chili for dinner very often. ;)

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  4. So funny, my kids have pretty much the same reasons to laugh but the word butt seems to be the main one around here right now.

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    1. Ohhhhh yes, that one's verrrry popular. The more often they say it, the more hilarious it gets.

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  5. This is so cute! I love this idea. :)

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  6. Thank you! This made me laugh too! I LOVE the last picture. You can tell how hard your son is laughing. This was SO more entertaining than the pictures of kids throwing fits.....

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    1. Thanks - the laughs are kind of contagious, even if you can't hear them, aren't they?!?

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  7. Aw, there is NOTHING like it when moms share their kids and all the funny things they do. You are definitely doing what you should be doing, writing, blogging, and sharing your gift with words with the world.

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    1. Thanks so much - what a perfectly wonderful thing to say! :D

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  8. That was both hilarious and heartwarming! I think my six year old's current favorite is watching her toddler sister wave goodbye to her poop when she flushes it down the toilet. Good times...

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    1. I can't blame her - that made *me* laugh! :D

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  9. The potty talk in our house is OUT OF CONTROL! And I only have one kid.

    Funny photos.

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  10. My boys think farting and whoopie cushions are hysterical. It can be quite charming around here when they get a new whoopie cushion.

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    1. "Charming" - that's exactly the right word! ;)

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  11. So awesome! I adore how much your baby loves head bands! I love when my kids get to cracking up at each other, together, at the same time. FUN! I love this post, makes me feel all warm. :) <3 Devan

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    1. Thanks, me too! Love the sound of them giggling together (and actually getting along)! ;D

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  12. I can't stop laughing about 'Whatcoo talkin' 'bout Willis?' , which means either you are really funny or it's past my bedtime and my laughter will soon turn to tears of exhaustion. Wait, I know this...it's both!

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    1. I know one thing for sure - after the 500th repetition, it's *not* whatchoo talkin' 'bout that you're laughing at!

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  13. During one of a million readings of "Goodnight Moon" (en francais), I got to the part where the cow jumps over the moon. Lil' man could not keep it together. It hasn't happened since then, but that one time just really tickled his funny bone.

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  14. When I smell my daughter's feet, make a squished up face and exclaim; "Whoooo! Someone's got STINKY FEET!".
    And then anything about toots or poops, of course.

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    1. Ooooh, that makes me want to try a stinky foot sniff to see if the baby will laugh! Who am I kidding - that's make *any* of the kids laugh. :)

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  15. Okay, your kids made ME laugh, too. I particularly like the unconventional hats.

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    1. Those are some of my faves, too. :) Glad you liked it!

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  16. Who doesn't like to eat the head off a peep or a little "Whatcoo talkin bout, Willis?" Ah, the good old days when they used to make appropriate television shows for kids.

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    1. True, that! And head-first is the *only* appropriate way to eat a Peep. :)

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  17. Ha! I especially love the picture of the pizza box on the baby's head. Pizza and babies - two of my favorite things! My 4 year old is currently obsessed with eyeballs. He talks and makes up jokes about them nonstop. I have high hopes that he'll be an Ophthalmologist one day.

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    1. I can't believe I forgot about the eyeball phase! I guess I'll get to relive it in a few more years. ;) Thanks so much for coming over and commenting!

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  18. I love that you went in the laugh direction because there was so much goodness in here. And, so many boogers.

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    1. There's just no end to the giggles in this house. Also, no end to the boogers.

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  19. OMG, are you sure you are talking about your kids? Glad to know mine are the not the only hilarious ones :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear there are other people who would get my kids' sense of humor - even if it is other kids. ;)

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  20. LOL, love this post! My kids all enjoy the same things o_0 .. And as for trying to get pictures of them? Making funny faces in EVERY picture is there thing. If pictures were the only thing others had to go by to know what they looked at, nobody would ever recognize them with 'normal' faces on. :)

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    1. That is SO true - my youngest son went through a phase where I thought I'd NEVER get a normal picture of his actual face again. He still makes lots of faces, but now that he's 11 I *occasionally* get a REAL photo. Still hardly ever a smile, though, unless I catch him laughing. ;)

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  21. I love this so hard! I live to make my kids belly laugh! I've had to up my game for the 13 yo but I am not to be deterred!
    Thanks for laugh!

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    1. I don't have to stretch my imagination very hard at all to envision you cracking up kids of any age (not to mention adults). ;)

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  22. You slay me. I love the "static" line. Man, I wish I'd thought of it!

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    1. That's the nicest compliment I could get from a lady as funny as yourself! Well, aside from, "Your ass looks great in those pants." Unless you were joking.

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  23. Hi! Chanced upon this post through Mama Kat. Kids can really brighten up our lives and I love those reasons your kids are laughing! Coincidentally, I did a similar post last month on this too.
    http://ingspirations.com/2013/04/30/reasons-my-kids-are-laughing/

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    1. So glad you were here! Thanks for sharing the link - your kiddos are SO adorable! :D

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  24. Haha awesome!! Love this take and all of these things are total kid crack for laughs.

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  25. I have to admit to secretly thinking some of this stuff is funny too - but the best part is watching them laugh. It always cracks me up. Except when they're laughing at me, which is most of the time. ;)

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  26. This is funny. I hear my 7 year old and her cousin, 7 also, laughing at things that aren't even funny..............not when I was 7. lol. My 10 year old and her cousin, 13 years old make fun of their 7 year old sisters but then they are giggling at the most silliest things. I thing boogers and messes will always be funny to them. I at 36, do enjoy biting the heads off Peeps though. :)

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  27. You're NEVER too old to bite the head off a Peep! :)

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