Snow is falling outside my window and I am trying desperately not to spiral into an early seasonal depression.
I really shouldn't complain. It is merely a dusting. Nothing like the dousing the northeast coast received before Halloween. Still, it affects my mood. I'm really just trying to keep my sense of humor in lieu of this bleak weather. Luckily, my kiddos have been giving me plenty of laughs recently.
Joey came home from school and told me that when he gets married he is going to stay home and watch the kids while his wife works. I asked him what made him want to stay home and he said, "Because then I won't have to work."
"I work just as much as daddy does, Joe, but I just don't get paid for it." I responded, trying to keep my calm.
"Well that stinks." Joey said.
Not sure if that added to my foul mood or improved it, but it did make me laugh.
Just like when Tommy told me, "Mom, when I get married I'm gonna love you guys much more than my wife."
Then he quickly added, "But don't tell my wife that or she'd be really mad!"
That made me laugh out loud.
And just this morning Ben told me that he wanted to have five kids and he was going to name the first kid "Crotch".
Shocked, I said, "What? You are gonna name your kid Crotch? You can't do that! I don't even like you to say that word. It's nasty!"
"Okay, fine, then forget it. I'm not gonna have ANY kids." Ben announced sadly.
"Why, because you can't name one of them Crotch?" I asked.
"Yep." Ben said determined.
Well alright then. Where these kids come up with this stuff I'll never know, but it definitely makes my rotten mood more bearable.
I think the best one came yesterday when Grace and I were at her swimming lesson. Just recently she has become nervous in the water and clings to me like a little monkey. Trying to have some fun with her I took her by the hands and zoomed her through the water making motor boat noises.
Grace furrowed her brow to show her displeasure, looked at me and said, "Are you c'azy????"
I laughed so hard I got the hiccups.
These kids are full of laughs and I'll take all of them I can get.
So tell me, what gets you out of a foul mood?