Tag: Humor

Put Something Silly in the World

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-grumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

– Shel Silverstein

Kids don’t need to be reminded to do any of the above, it’s we who forget. The mundane gets in the way. I have not “put something … Read the rest

Three Funny Things. Okay, Maybe Just Two.

What is a pronoun?
It is a noun that has lost its amateur status.

These two lines cracked my 6 year old up. He was reading Calvin and Hobbes. When he narrated the joke to me, I was elbow deep in some mundane work and probably didn’t even crack a real smile. Uh-huh, I must have said. But later that night, as I was getting … Read the rest

P.G. Wodehouse’s Summer Lightning

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I tried to take a break from writing. I couldn’t. So here I am, click-clacking at my keyboard in search of a story to tell.

So, why don’t I tell you something about the story I am reading right now? It’s Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse.

Intrigued by the pig on the cover? That’s Empress, the prized sow of Lord Elmsworth. The story takes place … Read the rest