We have a small winter chalkboard hung up in our kitchen. Every year we would write a countdown to Christmas Morning on it. After that would be salutations like “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” Or “HAPPY NEW YEARS“. This year I started it off with a joke instead.
A classic style of dad joke. “The Christmas alphabet has Noel.” Not funny but worthy of a groan. It was up for about a week or so until someone changed it. Still no countdown though. Seems like I may have started a new tradition. Out came another joke.
“Why does Santa have a big sack? He only comes once a year.”
Oh my. This was written by our 17 year old daughter. I laughed pretty hard at it because it was unexpected. She doesn’t normally tell jokes of this caliber. However, the playing field has been set and the bar is raised. Time to share more Lewdmas humor. I wonder how far these jokes will get.
Being a goofball is something that comes easy for me. Acting silly or crazy has been my m.o. for years now. Since leaving high school, most of my behavior doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. That was a huge shift for me. High school felt like a challenge just to make it through those five years. I’m pretty sure most people reflecting back would agree that those years are the most challenging.
I can’t let go of my silliness though. It also feels like sometimes I am tad bit AD/HD. (I also see it in my son from time to time.) For me I get focused on one thing and can’t stop repeating it until it’s run its course. Sometimes it’s a song lyric, a joke, or a catchphrase.
Earlier this week I couldn’t stop quoting Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit”. It got to a point that I was starting to annoy myself with it. But it was a good change from yelling out “I’m Pickle Rick!” Even though that went on for ages…
But if it makes me smile and I’m not hurting anyone by it, then I don’t see a need to stop. Especially if there are a few “Dad Jokes” that I can throw in as well on a regular basis.
Did you hear about the new corduroy pillows?
They’re making head lines.
Yesterday and today my life has been filled with laughter. Ya I know, the world is awful at the moment, but in my little universe all we can do is laugh to cope. And laugh we did.
“Mmm beer.” -Homer Simpson
Last night my wife and I met some of my coworkers at the Trading Post Brewery
for the Thursday “Cask Night”. It has become a regular weekly habit of mine. Last night we were really loud and raucous. No, we weren’t drunk. We were laughing and joking and just happy to be alive. Sharing crazy stories, poking fun at each other, and just hitting a volume that announced to the brewery that we were there.
This morning, after I dropped the kids off at school, I repaired the dent in my car. Remember a few days ago that I was complaining about it? (Read it here: It’ll Buff Out). My wife took my car in to get a quote on getting the dent fixed yesterday. $300. So I finally took a closer look at the dent this morning and “Fonzie Punched” beside it on the door. It popped back out. Winning!
I then enjoyed a few videos on the Internet that made me laugh. After school pick up- my kids made me laugh. During dinner we sang and danced to Queen. Ever since I wrote about Queen– I was wanting to buy the Greatest Hits album. So I did earlier today. The kids loved it. Parenting win!
So my life has little joys and laughs. I’m glad to be able to share them with friends and family. It brightens everyone’s life. On to a quiet evening watching some Netflix. Fridays are made to relax.