Have you ever thought about what your life would look like if it were to be played out as a TV show? I think about that sometimes. This shouldn’t surprise you, I think we have pretty well established by now that my mind moves in the most random directions imaginable.
Anyhow, I was thinking about this again tonight while we had a small group of close friends over. I have a lot of people who I love getting together with, but I must say that this particular group of friends, especially when all of us are together, provide me with the most laughs I can produce in a few hours time. All topics are covered-from the obvious (the name of my blog), to the not so obvious (how to properly swaddle a grown man).
After our friends had left I began thinking about my life as a TV show while I was cleaning up. Mom trick: always clean up immediately after any type of party or gathering, and then stay up as late as possible to enjoy your clean house while you can. There are four different types of comedies I can think of. You have your dramedy (like Desperate Housewives), awkward silences (The Office), laugh track (Friends) and the live studio audience (The Cosby Show).
My life (and probably everyone else’s) goes through all these type of comedies. I have a little dramedy thrown my way at times, I have way more awkward silences than I would care to admit (last night’s blog, for example), and perhaps a bit of the forced laughs, but overall, there is a lot of real laughter in my life.
I love the nights like tonight. I love when by the end of the night my cheeks hurt from smiling so much and my stomach muscles hurt from laughing so hard. I love for my daughters to see their parents having fun, and the importance of having good friends in your life.
Mostly, I love that we are each other’s own live studio audience- no laugh track needed. My life as a TV show would not be interesting without these characters. My life as a whole would be missing a lot of laughter.
I hope that during this Christmas season you will have a chance to be with your friends who mean so much to you. I hope you won’t overlook how wonderful it is when they are comfortable enough to curl up on your couch, to sit down and stretch on your kitchen floor, or to help themselves to the contents your cupboards, knowing full well that they don’t have to ask anymore. Bonus points if they make fun of the contents of your cupboards, or lack thereof, as the case may be.
Most of all, I hope you will have a chance to laugh until it hurts. Especially if you are in deep need of that good laugh. Thank you to my friends for giving me that gift today. What a wonderful Christmas present.