Laughter is the best medicine!

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So much of what we read on here is stressful so this post is for those moments when you just gotta laugh! :D

Today, before lunch my mom was in the bathroom and I went in to help her. I asked her if she "had a poop." She said "do I want some soup?" When I told her what I said, we both started laughing so hard I thought I was going to wet MY pants!

When she tells me she can't walk to the bathroom with her walker, I start singing "Over hill, over dale as we hit the dusty trail" and she chimes in "as the cassons (spelling?) go rolling along." We spend a lot of the day having impromptu sing alongs.

I put out some bird feeders outside the dining room window and so far no birds but we enjoy watching the squirrel's antics. He's a hoot!

Why not post something fun, funny or kooky that made you laugh. I know there must be something...:)

Julie Q

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Hey Julie -

I agree - laughter is about the only thing (besides prayer) that keeps me going. The other day at lunch, I asked my mom if she wanted coffee, tea or water to drink. She said coffeeteacoffeeteacoffeeteawaterwaterwater - so I gave her water and she said it was just what she wanted.

Take care - Lira
Ok - just fed my mom some crackers and peanut butter (can't stand to watch). When I came back into the room, the entire sleeve of crackers was in the peanut butter jar.... 8-| ---that's me in glasses and a straight mouth - not quite a smile-
Lira
I have noticed than when my mother laughs a lot she is much better physically. She doesn't complain about her pains as much. Laughing is supposed to produce beta endorphins in the brain which make you feel better.

Tonight we were playing cards (Go Fish!) with my partner, Richard. He had won two games so I stuck my tongue out at him so Mom did, too! I told her if he won the next game we would have to "flip him the bird" indicating to her what I meant. She laughed her head off!

Later we watched the film "Gease." We have closed captioning on for her since she is hard of hearing. There is the line about "did she have bigger jugs than Annette" with the response being "no one has bigger jugs than Annette." She found that to be quite hilarious, too. Of course she often reads the closed captioning outloud!

My mother given name is Emma - which she never liked. She goes by Emily. I tell her "Knock, knock." She says, "Whose there?" (we've worked on this) and I say "Emma". She says "Emma, who?" "Emma going have trouble with you?" This never fails to get her giggling.

And today the squirrel was hanging upside down trying to break into the bird feeders.

Julie Q
Good for you telling funny things I am usually too serious and a joke goes a long way making my day livable-bless yuo and I think Carol would agree-I do not know if it is allowed for me to give you my email if I could I would I cound use any jokes
When I was a kid, my Dad always told us funny sayings. I think he learned these from his Dad:

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

The lady in the river had a sliver in her liver
Hope these bring out a giggle or two...:)

How Do You Catch A Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

How Do You Catch A Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.

How Do You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It.

What Do Fish Say When They Hit A Concrete Wall?
Dam!

What Do You Call A Boomerang That Doesn't Work?
A Stick.

What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

What Do You Get From A Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

What Do You Get When You Cross A Snowman With A Vampire?
Frostbite.

What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?
Sanka.

Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.
Cold Weather behavior:

60 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat. Minnesotans plant gardens.

50 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People are sunbathing in Duluth.

40 above zero: Import cars won't start. Minnesotans drive with the sunroof open.

32 above zero: Distilled water freezes. The water in Bemidji gets thicker.

20 above zero: New Mexicans don long johns, parkas and wool hats
15 above zero: New York landlords finally turn on the heat. People in Minnesota have one last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero: People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close the windows.

10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico . Minnesotans dig their winter coats out of storage.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in Minnesota still selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero: Washington , D.C. finally runs out of hot air. People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get upset because the Mini-Van won't start.

460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota can be heard to say, "Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero: Hell freezes over. Minnesota public schools open 2 hours late.
JulieQ,
Oh my God. What a beautiful way to start my day. I am still laughing!!!!I am from the south, so this is funny because I probably would die in that kind of cold. OHH, Thanks for a great begining to my day......God Bless You
My husband and I read all the above and laughed . . . you brought a smile to our faces . . . thanks!

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