Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I'm in the mood at the moment for a good laugh. So, I thought I'd share something with you so that you can join me in a good-ole giggle.

Yesterday, we took our first graders to the Frisco Fire Department. They have an area at their station called safety town. It is designed to teach first graders about driver and pedestrian safety in order to increase children's safety as they play in and around streets. Part of the program was a lesson on various road signs that children see every day as they drive along with their parents. The instructor showed them a "no U-turn" sign and asked if they knew what it meant. One little girl said, "It means don't turn around."

In the midst of my marveling at what first graders can understand about driver safety, I hear one of my little rascals say, "Yeah, but my dad didn't." It was all I could do to hold it together!!!! Wow!! He was paying attention, wasn't he?

Upon returning to school, we took the kids outside to run off some of the energy accumulated while at the fire station. There is a water fountain out on the playground and I saw a group of my boys repeatedly taking a drink of water, kneeling down, and apparently spitting into a hole of some sort. I walked over and asked them to stop spitting in the hole. The baby of my class looked up at me and said, "We're not spitting, we're burping on the ants!" Only a group of boys could derive such pleasure from burping on ants. But, I will admit it brought a smile to my face.

I hope that if you have had a somewhat emotional day like me, that these light-hearted moments will remind you of the joy that is ours in Christ Jesus!!!

"A happy heart makes the face cheerful..."
Prov. 15:13
"Our mouths are filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy."
Ps. 126:2a


coneandmo said...

That for sure made me giggle. Kids sure are funny! Today we went to the Ranger's Stadium and one of my kids had a disposable camera to use to take pictures. I took our grade level camera and took lots of pictures even of things that he wanted when his film ran out. I showed them the pictures when we got backm and my little guy asked me if his pictures were on the ones I was showing them. I had to laugh. They really have no idea sometimes.