Let's face it. The mood around the country isn't the greatest. The crashing economy and the stressful election can leave you with a general feeling of what in the world is going on here?
So to lighten the mood a little (I am, after all, writing about bright spots), I wanted to share what just happened around my lunch table.
Our neighbor (Josh's "best bud") is over to play today, and while we were all sitting around the lunch table enjoying our peanut butter and jelly bagels (we got a bunch of free bagels today from a friend...thanks, Carrie!) we were enjoying some fun conversation. First it was what kind of candy they would have if they ate a good lunch. They decided on a tootsie roll. But a few moments later, the conversation headed to five-year-old boy territory.
I never even heard "it" or recognized "it" otherwise, but the accusations flew, the laughs abounded, and everybody was soon blaming the cat. Poor thing.
Well, I politely asked that they not talk about toots while we're eating.
So instead, they shifted their conversation back to the previous one, only altering it slightly as to still get away with what they really wanted to talk about.
They made jokes about "toot"sie rolls. They were laughing hysterically. Even baby Megan in her highchair with sweet potatoes and corn oozing out her mouth was laughing. I'm pretty sure she had no idea what they were talking about, but she thought it was fun anyways. : )
You know, the world troubles may abound, but a good-ole "toot" joke can make you remember there's more important things in life.
Like laughing with those you love.