It's the most benign things that send us into hysterics.
Saturday, January 31, 2009

My mom and I have something wrong with our wiring.

We laugh at stupid things.

We are no longer allowed to go to Sonic together. For some inexplicable and frustrating reason, the minute one of us pushes that little red order button, we start laughing. Uncontrollably. AT NOTHING.

Something about the fact that we know we need to be NOT laughing so that we can place our order makes us get the giggles. We usually eek out a "Sorry!" with tears streaming down our face. Then we sit for a few minutes trying to compose ourselves before pushing the red button and starting all over again. We sometimes manage to place our order through bouts of unexplained hilarity. The kind of laughing where you can't breathe, let alone talk. It's so stupid.

I'm really surprised that the Sonic employees have never called the police to report intoxicated drivers.

We also just about pee our pants watching America's Funniest Home Videos; the montages of old ladies falling down is too much for us to handle. Mom once laughed IN REAL LIFE at an old lady falling down her stairs, but that's a story for another day. (She and I share the disease of laughing when we're nervous and don't know what else to do. It's a sickness. We're really not bad people.)

Mom was here visiting this past week, and she helped Dylan dress up one of his Teddy Bears. For some reason Mom and I thought it was hysterical.

There is something wrong with us. That bear? Cute? Yes. Kinda funny? Sure. Hysterical? Uhh...nope.

To a somewhat lesser degree, I think Ryan may have inherited our laughing disease. He's a little more mature than we are in that he doesn't laugh at people who have hurt themselves. So far.

Here's a little piece of video evidence from a year ago.

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Thanks for this--Claire and I got a kick out of it! :-)

I was laughing at this because I could hear Starr's "laugh style" loud and clear in his. I love it. :-)

January 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM 

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Oh! Oh! One more thing! One time my mom farted (LOUD!) in my lamaze class when I was pregnant with Claire, and Keith and I started laughing and couldn't stop for like 20 minutes. It was completely inappropriate, and we couldn't stop!!!!! I can think of other times when this has happened too. Does this happen to everyone every once in a while or just a certain lucky few?? :-) I'm curious!

January 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM 

Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

When my sister and I are together we are like that. When I was big and pregnant with my first baby she and I were cooking in my parents' kitchen and my dad was in the home office counselling someone. We started laughing at something that really was not that funny. I laughed until I peed on the kitchen floor! My sister actually fell down in a heap laughing at the fact that I had just wet the floor. And my dad and the person he was counselling came out of the office to inquire what was so funny.

Yeah, not one of my most ladylike moments.

February 1, 2009 at 2:05 AM 

Blogger StephCliff had this to say:

I have the disease of laughing when I'm nervous, too - I know exactly what you mean! And once I get the giggles, I can't shake them for at least 5 minutes. Good times!

February 3, 2009 at 2:21 PM 

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