My kids are exceptionally goofy. Maggie is plain old ca-razy. Johnny is our resident naughty joker. Ash is actually pretty clever and can get us ALL to laugh with little effort. Rhett is... 5 months old. I'm hoping he turns out calm and sweet. I'm not counting on it.
Our new favorite thing to say after we joke, tease, sarcastically reply is to add an emphatic, vocalized: ZING!
Maggie does it the best and Alan cannot contain his laughter when she does. So, naturally, she does it again and again, each time getting sillier and Alan laughing harder.
Setting: in the car, driving home from who-knows-where, but obviously nowhere near home
Johnny: Are we home yet?***
Maggie: Yep. We're pulling into our driveway right now.
Alan laughs harder
What are we creating?
1. freshly-mowed grass
2. positive school assessments
3. taking naps with my 3-year-old