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Today I am thankful for a sense of humor.

My children crack me up. I know, I’m the mom and of course everything I think everything they say is hilarious.

But they are!

Lily, at the age of three, is the biggest comedian. She loves making up jokes. Three-year-old jokes aren’t always the most complicated in the world, but I love them anyway.

Maybe it’s really the pure pleasure she takes in telling them that I love so much. She has so much fun telling her jokes, that sometimes she will literally fall down on the floor laughing too hard. And her laugh is infectious, partly because she’s so quiet and reserved in public and rarely shows that side of her personality.

This afternoon she asked me if I was going to stay in my pajamas forever. (Umm, I’m in a pair of yoga pants. No need to be uncomfortable if I’m not leaving the house, right?)

And may I point out she asks this as she is wearing her Cinderella princess costume? Complete with tiara, heels and jewelry? And she’s been wearing the exact same outfit for two full days?

My yoga pants are apparently not up to her standards.

She also likes to tell me, “Yes Sir,” instead of “Yes, Ma’am.” (We’ve been working on manners.) She knows exactly what she’s doing. But in three-year-old humor, there is nothing funnier than using boy words on your mom, and girl words on your dad. She actually slapped her leg when she cracked herself up with that one.

And tonight at bedtime she had me laughing so hard when I was trying to be stern. I was giving the girls the nightly, “GO TO SLEEP” (with the implied “OR ELSE”) talk, and Lily told me she needed to give me a kiss. I go over to her bed and say, “Okay, give me a big one then.”

She promptly blows her mouth up with air like a huge balloon so she can give me the biggest gift possible. And blew a raspberry. On My Face. I had to leave the room.

So yes, I am thankful. Thankful I have a sense of humor, or at least one that loves preschool jokes.

This is my first attempt at a blog challenge, something you might see friends doing on Facebook – “__ days of Giving Thanks.” I thought this was a very fitting challenge to get myself back into a regular habit of blogging again. Feel free to join me, and post your own blog link in the comments below, so we can keep up with each other! Follow others that are participating HERE.

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