Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Laughter

When I was a kid I loved watching the movie Singing in the Rain. I used to fast forward through the mushy scenes and skip ahead to my favorites. I showed the movie to my kids several weeks ago and they took wanted to skip some of the "boring parts". But when we got to this scene they wanted to watch it over and over again. And they just laughed and laughed the whole way through. .

It is one of my favorite things to hear my kids laugh. In the early mornings they get together and read books together and sometimes I hear them just giggle and giggle and I have to go in and find out what is so funny. When we drive to grandma's house we put on a DVD and they always request a certain scholastics story collection. I believe it is the "Miss Nelson has a field day" disk. But it isn't the Miss Nelson story that they love they want to see some story about a bear and a bee. They laugh so hard through that one. Since I don't see the movie it is so funny to just hear the laughter. And my kids don't do anything half heartedly. They full out, bust up and would be rolling on the floor if they weren't strapped into their car seats.

If you really need a good laugh I recommend reading Roald Dahl's book The BFG. I don't usually get too giggly when reading a book to the kids but this one had both Sophie and I just laughing and laughing. My husband had to come in and ask if everything was alright. I think he just wanted to be in on the joke but there wasn't any joke. It was just a silly chapter about frobscottle which causes the person to let off wizzpoppers. Why are bodily functions always so hilarious? I was in tears when the chapter was finally done. Not because it suddenly got sad but I am one of those people whose eyes water when they laugh really hard.

I haven't had a good laugh like that in a while. I must be taking life too seriously or not letting myself see the humor in things as much lately. I may need to go find the BFG and read that one again. The boys haven't heard it yet.

Or maybe I need to read all the other people's Wordful Wednessday postsfor today, that you can find at Chocolate on my Cranium. I am sure I will be in tears (Happy tears that don't make my face all splotchy!) by the end of the day.

7 comments:

Mommily said...

Thanks for sharing that clip--I love that movie. I will show my kids this today. :)

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

My kids love to watch old Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Don Knotts movies because they really make us laugh. Haven't read The BFG in a long time. That will be a fun one to read aloud next to my kids!

Momza said...

Hey our High School is putting that play on...starts tomorrow night and we can't wait to see it!
And I love the old Carol Burnett shows---Mrs. Wiggins and Mr. Tudball...classic!

Jen said...

Would you believe I have *never* seen Singing in the Rain? I bet my kids would love it, adding it to our rental list.

kjha said...

Wizzpoppers are a favorite here, too :)

the lazy reader said...

I so love Singin in the Rain. The Roald Dahl book that had me giggling was The Witches. My sixth grade teacher read it and even she couldn't stop laughing because she fit the description of the witches so well. Thanks for reminding me of that. I might have to read it again.

Aimee said...

We love Singing in the Rain at our house. My kids always want to see "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Moses Supposes" over and over. Thanks for the other recommendations. We'll check them out!