Another practical joke…

Charlie came home with these today and I thought you might need a laugh too.

He won them in his math class, and his teacher modeled them for everyone, over her pants of course. Maybe this is what they mean by Common Core?? 

They basically looked and felt like a thin, sheer and shiny hair net and made everyone laugh at their ridiculousness.

I took a picture of him modeling them and he begged me not to share it, reminding me that I must respect his privacy, which I do. Without his permission, I don’t share anything that would harm or  embarrass  him, so I’ll have to keep that memory for myself.

Just know, that emergency underwear folded into a little tin do exist, in case you were wondering and wanted to be prepared for an emergency or if you need to make someone laugh.


Safe. Sanitary. Secure.

Be well and stay safe! ūüôā



Practical Jokes

I love practical jokes and watching America’s Funniest Home Videos. I love good-natured pranks.

Today I took Charlie out on a date, just the two of us. He wanted to get his hair cut and wanted a bubble tea and a roti bun. I offered him a milk shake or whatever treat he wanted, and he chose Honey Berry.  I smiled at his Silicon Valley choice.  How many Caucasian kids pick Taiwanese tea-based pearl drinks as their preferred treat? Gotta love it.

We drove over to Honey Berry and ordered his after school snacks¬†and sat down to chat for a little while before heading out for his hair cut, because who wants hair falling in your Roti? ¬†As we were sitting there, I looked out the window and there was a group of about 5 young teens hanging outside. Instead of hanging on the sidewalk, they decided to lean up against my car. This made me uncomfortable and I wanted them to move, but I didn’t want any conflict and I wanted to just enjoy my date.

I sat in this uncomfortable state for a minute, hoping they would leave on their own, but they didn’t. Charlie and I were talking about what to do. I had a plan. I told him to watch as I got out my key and pressed the lock button twice. I was hoping that the clicking sound, the flashing lights and the slight beeping sound would get their attention. It didn’t work. So I decided to see what the Panic button would do. Don’t you always wonder what the red panic button is for?


I shared a sip of his tea and¬†surreptitiously and slowly pressed the panic button and watched them jump. I then proceeded to laugh out loud, hiding behind a bite of his roti bun, acting like nothing happened. ¬†Charlie wondered why I was laughing so hard. They didn’t know it was our car. I loved watching two of the kids jump and the other kids laughing at the jumpers. They all decided to move on their own. ¬†Wasn’t that great?

Conflict avoided. Laughter filled my belly.¬†Stay off other peoples’ cars. Duh.

Life is good.

Photo Booth Fun

I absolutely get a kick out of these every time. I love being silly and watching my family and friends be crazy, wild and free too. It’s good for my soul.

 Thank you R&D for hosting a fun and festive Christmas party this past weekend. We definitely lived it up!  

I hope you get a laugh out of our silliness too and make time to play with your beloveds.
xo namaste


Laugh Until You Cry

How often do you laugh so hard that you start to cry? I love love love this feeling.

Usually this happens to me when I’m overtired. ¬†I start laughing at something silly and cannot stop. And the more I laugh, the more others around me start laughing which makes me laugh even harder because they are laughing at me and then they are so surprised that I’m laughing so hard that they start laughing harder too. It’s a contagious circle and I love it. I love this feeling, as long as I don’t really start to cry!

Tonight April was over for dinner with her family and we were playing Telephone around the dinner table with the kids. We were laughing so hard, I was afraid that someone might choke. I got such a kick out of watching everyone whispering in each others’ ears and laughing and being confused at what was said and watching and hearing the transformations occur. ¬†I loved this game.

What makes you laugh so hard you start to cry? Tonight was good and my belly is sore from all that laughing.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  




How often do you laugh so hard that your sides hurt, your checks hurt and you start to cry? I was laughing that hard tonight, partially because of something funny but also because I was over tired and stressed and needed a good laugh. Because I was laughing so hard, everyone else was too and that made me laugh even harder. I love that feeling!

This picture is from me laughing last night and being silly with a bunch of girlfriends playing Bunco.

I won the Bunco Boa and did my happy dance and wrapped it around my head because it was itchy. There were feathers everywhere and I was still itching and coughing this morning from them, bringing back all the fun memories from last night. I think I was allergic to it.

Bunco is a mindless dice game that is played with 12 people that has you rolling and moving and drinking and chatting and playing with friends for a couple of hours. It’s a perfect stress relief and a great form of entertainment.

Life is good! Live. Love. Laugh. Repeat.

GGG – Day 6 – Laughter

Gratitude Gift Giving – What makes you laugh and smile? Aren’t you thankful that life isn’t always so serious?

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy ‚Äď we’re happy because we laugh.” –William James

Today I am thankful for laughter. It comes in so many different forms and at different times and for different reasons. I love laughing with my kids, with my friends, and family and by myself. I laugh watching other people laugh, even when I don’t even know why they’re laughing. It’s like their laughter sparks something in me that makes me smile just because they’re happy. It’s contagious.

I have a special ability to crack myself up, which then makes my husband laugh, which makes me laugh even more. I think it’s a gift to be able to laugh at yourself too. I try to not take myself too seriously and laugh as often as I can. Sometimes I laugh so hard, my stupid cheeks start to hurt.

Sometimes laughter is a substitute for other feelings, but it feels so much better to laugh and release stress than to yell or cry when you’re frustrated. Do you ever do that, where you just have to laugh to avoid crying? Yeah, me too.

Anyway, I’m thankful for the gift of laughter and the shared joy and connection that comes from it.

What makes you laugh and smile? I hope you laugh every day. It’s good for you!