"People like frequent laughter," answered Father Brown, "but I don't think they like a permanent smile. Cheerfulness without humour is a very trying thing." -GK Chesterton(before any actually accuses me of being wise, I have 2 daily e-calenders of Chesterton quotes. I read them about 3x a week and tend to float a few days behind & a few days ahead and cover a few readings. Sometimes they tickle my fancy more than others. Such as now)
I like to laugh. One thing I am trying to pass along to my kids is a sense of fun. Stories. Silliness. That somethings are funny because they fall outside of what is expected or how things should be.
If you need a kickstart on this - watch Phineas & Ferb with your kids.
Squirrels in My Pants
I liked this GKC quote because there are those people who are always so happy you'd think they fart sunshine. I can't stand those people. Life isn't all roses, but I like to laugh when there is a such a thing as a rose parked ontop of all those thorns.
I've learned (and am still learning) not all jokes need to be said - wrong joke or wrong time. An evaluation of dignity and respect for the situation and people.
Still to me, the greatest and most humorous joke is me. I'm happy when I make it to work with my underwear facing the right direction and not outside my pants. I still laugh that a panda eats, shoots, & leaves. It's funny to me that my 5 y/o tells me jokes that aren't funny and that my 7 y/o tells me ones that are.
It's funny to think there might be a tiny guy living in the fridge who turns the lightswitch on every time the door is opened. Or there was a tiny guy at a drawing table who put a tiny switch in for the door. It's a minor difference and I will be amused by either option.