Monday, March 19, 2007

Blog Challenge: Laugh

This week, write about the last time you had a really good laugh. A belly laugh. A laugh that took your breath away. A laugh that starved you of oxygen and gave you a headache. A laugh where you tossed your head back and really let 'er rip.If you can't recall a time when you've laughed that hard, then figure out WHY NOT, and write about that.Laughter.It's good for the soul.If only it burned more calories.

The first event that comes to mind is the water balloon fight that took place on my patio 3 summers ago...We have a monthly get together with 2 families that live next door to us and 2 houses down from us. Between the three families there are 8 kids ranging in age from 13 to 16 months (however there were only 7 for this water balloon fight as Bennett was not yet with us).
It was September and the after dinner entertainment was going to be a water balloon fight. I spent the afternoon filling about 600 balloons assuming that the excitment would be over in about 10 minutes. I was sooooo wrong! For some reason these balloons did not want to break! The kids were throwing them with quite a vengence but they were bouncing off of each other, bouncing off the patio and all over the place. They would not break...this 10 minute water balloon fight lasted almost an hour. It was hilarious to watch the kids brace themselves to be soaked (you know the stance, back turned, knees slightly bent, shoulders up trying to hide), make that face (you know the one, sqinted eyes, all muscles tight) and have it not happen. Equally funny was the look of disappointment and surprise on the thrower's face. Then, they would finally let their guard down assuming that the balloon was not going to break and it would! Hysterical...I laughed my head off! Over and over again! With three boys in the house this is probably not the most recent time I have laughed like that but its the time I remember of my most favorite memories!

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