A Challenge to Laugh with Our Kids

Early on in my parenting, I read an article – I wish I could remember where I read it. Or who wrote it. – but the author was challenging parents to everyday belly laughs with their kids.

It feels like something that should already be happening – but if your family’s day-to-day gets as busy as ours do, you can relate to how something so simple could so easily fall to the wayside.

First of all, we must be willing to press pause on life!

Everyday Belly Laughs with Our Kids

We can’t be afraid to simply drop everything for a little fun: focusing on doing what’s most important. Not what’s most urgent.

Stop, Drop, and LAUGH!

Funny Animal Videos: Watch a funny animal video – like the Sneezing Panda one or this one we recently watched about squirrels and chipmunks.

Dance Parties: Have a dance party – GoNoodle has some silly videos! Go wild!

Outside Play: If at all possible, get outside and play!

• Cheesy Jokes: At your next meal, read from a knock-knock joke book. The cheesier the better.

• Nonsense Chats: Brainstorm nonsense words!

• Backwards Dinners: Eat dinner backwards – dessert first, of course! For this one, be sure to let me know what time to be there – I’d like to come.