Another Cassie Joke, At My Husband's Expense

They count it among their greatest accomplishments that they can make me laugh almost at will. But, we all knew I was easy anyway ...

"Just how easy?" you might find yourself asking. Well, here's a prime example ...

About two years ago (when Cassie was about two, which would make Lee four) we were all at dinner at that little Italian place over near the Baptist church. It as a cozy booth, full of love and breadsticks. Lee was in a sparklely mood and proceeded to tell us the most ridiculously nonsenseical joke. I seem to remember that it didn't even involve complete sentences. My husband didn't laugh, I just smiled. Cassie was livid. She gave my husband THE most contempuous Look Of Death then suddenly threw back her head and went "ha ha ha ha ha" while her little curls danced around her head. I couldn't help myself. I disolved into fits of laughter. Which only got worse when she suddenly stopped her performance to look over at my husband and announce acusingly "Mommy. Laughed." He just smiled indulgently and shook his head. "Yes, Mommy is good at laughing".

I suppose I should be outraged at her lack of respect. Or something. But all I remember feeling, aside from hysterically gigglely, was relief that she would stand-up for her brothers. In her little head, no one, absolutely NO one was allowed to rain on his parade. And Lee went on his merry way, content knowing that he was still the best joke-teller in the world. Its good to have a sister like Cassie.

Waves

Ahhh....the joke stage. I don't miss that. When mine were little, Muppet Babies was a hit. My ds caught on quick to Fozzie Bear's "Waka, waka, waka!!!" At the end of every joke. THAT was how we knew when to laugh! For YEARS, all of the kids would walk into a room and simply say, "Waka, waka, waka!" and all of them would disolve into laughter.

Sigh, the good old days.

Leni

Leni | 03/10/2006 - 03:09 PM
 
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