Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a little medicine

I found myself on a little laughing jag today, in the midst of my midday class. It was one of those things where I started to giggle then couldn't stop - a for-real laugh, not the usual grown-up teacher chuckle then back to business stance; the situation really was funny (a couple of nearby students joined in, which is what kept me going I think) but it was also as though I opened a valve that had rusted shut. With the nonsense of my former friend/divorcing husband and many students in a state of midterm shut-down, I guess I've been more closed off & stressed out than I realized. My class was at first amused with me in a "Wow, she's really laughing! That's cool" place, then I could see them start to be like "Um, is she going to hurt us? Should we start moving toward the door?" when I began to sound like a lunatic.

I got hold of myself and told a couple of my favorite jokes:

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?

[because it was dead]

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Control freak.

And all was well.


Fantastic Forrest said...

As long as you avoid laughing like this, I think you're safe. Otherwise, they may lock you away.


Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I love your laugh.

brandy101 said...


Keep laughing- it will keep you sane& healthy!

Danielle said...

I love those kinds of laugh. I could use a good one too.

Gretchen said...

I love that second joke.

Reminds me of...

knock knock
Who's there?
Interrupting cow
Interrupting co...

Stu said...

I like it wen you laugh :)

Anonymous said...

the moo thing totally gets used in our house (mostly by me) My teenage son told it to me and now we use it back and forth when the other gets annoying- it beats swearing at them ;)

but I might have to steal that 2nd

happy thursday
kl crab


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