Finding the Funny in the Not So Funny


When we catch our breath from getting upset or worked up from something, we laugh, right? Like when you are retelling a story, and it wasn’t funny at the time, but looking back you are all LMAO?

But, it takes a minute to get there, right?

Like when your two year old turns into baby Hercules, destroys her room, takes her bed completely apart (like mattress off the box springs) all to change her clock to the “wake up color”? In that moment, I’m sure there was fire coming out of my head a la Anger from Inside Out. Looking back now, I can look at that picture and laugh because now it’s funny!

Or maybe that time my sister was babysitting my daughter and instead of napping, she was rubbing petroleum jelly all over herself and in her hair? Now that I know how to get it out of hair (cornstarch, btw), it’s pretty darn funny!

Parenting is Easy: You’re Probably Just Doing It Wrong” by Sara Given laughs at those moments, too. But instead of real-life pictures, she she writes tongue-in-cheek captions to ridiculous stock photos of parents and kids: Think kids eating messy foods on white couches, perfect families skipping through the meadow, work-at-home moms with their babies cooing quietly in the corner. Because that’s the nonsense that is life, right? And, if we don’t want to cry, we laugh. But seriously, the book is hilarious.

The nice people at Stonyfield sent us the book to check out. And laugh at. And laugh we did! And, challenged us to create our own. I didn’t use a stock image because I’m cheap. I figured, with four kids, I’ve got enough to pull from. So, I went to the archives (aka my phone) and found a picture that was pretty appropriate for some of my sassiness!

The girls really are happy at Disney World and we all had a great time. But sometimes, when your kid makes the most terrible face like you are causing them all the pain in the world, you have to caption it!

finding the funny in the not so funny

 Do you have a picture that just needs a caption? Or have you seen a stock image that just screams all the nonsense?

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  1. Sarah Garrett says:

    My daughter is 14 and has 2 younger brothers who tear up her room and it drives her crazy too! Lol

  2. pat chance says:

    I remember you taking this picture. N was not at all happy about it. Great caption.

  3. Delirah M says:

    I have a not so funny then moment. My son has the worst habit of picking his poo when he’s #2 . He then would proceed to wipe his finger on me….YES, ME….not daddy or brother, but me. I would get so disgusted and angry and immediately put him in the bath. One day I caught him in the act and quickly put him next to my sleeping husband. Guess who got the poo on them now? Haha!!!! Now it’s funny for me 😀 ! Boys are so gross.

  4. I think I need that book. We could all use a good laugh now and then 🙂

  5. It’s good to laugh–sometimes we moms get into a rut and forget to laugh about things.

  6. Yeah, I’ll have to read that book! And really laugh, because as a FTM I probably AM doing it wrong! LOL But that’s where all these great blogs like yours come in real handy lol

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