… no…. under the bed.
Often we don’t have to look very far to find humor in action. (At least not at my house.)
My wife Kim and I were putting our little kids to sleep. They are afraid of the monsters that might be around, and as I watched from the doorway asked Kim to close the doors to the closet and the bathroom. (Apparently monsters are unable to operate doornobs.)
“Do you want me to look under the bed?” she asked them?
Of course they did. So she bends down to look under the bed and says, “Ok Frank and Larry: they know you are here and they are scared so just stay where you are or you’re gonna freak them out. Ok? Ok.”
My kids eyes got really big REALLY fast. But I cracked up. I mean cracked up.
The kids … probably prompted by me … cracked up too. It was a great end of the day for them.
I loved it and have told the story several times since… including here.
Wanna know the funniest part? Kim doesn’t think she was particularly funny night… and she thinks the fact that I DO think it was hilarious is (further) evidence that I’m a wacko. Which of course, just made it funnier for me. So be it.
My point? You don’t have to hunt far for humor. Just pay attention and you’ll find very funny people who may (or may not) be trying to be hilarious. Without much of a fuss you should be find plenty of humor anywhere you look for it. (Especially if you look under the bed.)
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