My kids genuinely crack me up, which doesn’t sound like a problem, but how on earth am I supposed to keep a straight face and teach them right from wrong while I’m laughing? My whole twitter account is based around the funny things they do and say.

So when my daughter is yelling “cheese crisis!” when she drops something and it finally dawns on me it’s a failed attempt to take the Lord’s name in vain, I have to try and somehow correct her, with a straight face. How? Because that shit’s hilarious.

I will never forget my kids cursing for the first time. When my now eight year old was only 3, I remember he was walking across the living room and dropped something and mumbled “shit!” under his breath. I still blame dad for that one. My daughter on the other hand was a doozy. My husband came out of her bedroom one day shaking her head.

“Oh man, this one is your fault” he said laughing.

“What did I do?” I asked.

“Your daughter told me she couldn’t pick up her toys until she put her fucking shoes on first”.

Dead. I. Was. Dead. And yeah, that was probably me. Oops.

Both of my kids are just outright goofy. They will do funny dances, or talk in funny voices. They are witty and they have great comedic timing. This is not so great when they should be eating their dinner. Or getting their teeth brushed. Or you know, sleeping. But I genuinely am driven to tears and belly aches some times at the things they do and say. It’s so hard to describe, and it’s one of the greatest joys as a parent.

But what am I supposed to do? Send them to their rooms while laughing? Threaten them in between gasps of air? Punish them for being so good at everything I aim to be?? Teach them that humor is not the way to get out of hard situations in life because…oops I’m a failing example at that! I’m a nervous laugher, a happy laugher…an awkward moment omg please dont look at me laugher. I think I’m just going to have to give up at this point, if you cant beat them join them right?

I am finally understanding when people say they will miss these days. I would get so irritated when people said it to me when they were babies and toddlers. “I JUST WANT TO SLEEP SHARON”. But now? I want the laughter and goofy times to last forever.