I am not so good at remembering jokes.

I send a joke to school with my son in his lunch every day.  He is eleven, and I’ve been doing it since first grade when he started staying at school all day.  Obviously I am forever grateful for the internet that allows me to access funny bits I could never remember myself.  Sometimes they are hits, sometimes they’re not. His friends will tell him if I’ve sent a groaner, but he always points out that he doesn’t see any of their parents trying to entertain them at lunch.  That usually has them agreeing, and appreciating my attempt at a midday chuckle. So, I’m sorta the “funny” mom at school, but I really only remember my very favorite joke.  It makes me laugh every time.

What do you get when you cross an An Insomniac, an Agnostic and a Dyslexic?

Maybe you’ve heard it before?  Probably, if you know me…

We laugh a lot at our house. The “Funny Facts” (as my son has called them since he could speak) are our first stop in the Sunday paper.

When we have a disagreement, or some sort of misunderstanding, we inevitably come back together with a joke and a laugh.

Science shows that laughing is really good for you.

Laughing doesn’t just raise your mood, it also has real physical benefits:

  • It’s a stress reliever!  A  good laugh can relax your whole body and can last up to 45 minutes…
  • It’s like a drug!  Laughing triggers the release of endorphins, our body’s natural feel good chemical…
  • It increases blood flow, improving the function of blood vessels and the heart…
  • It improves your mood, adding joy to your life…
  • It enhances relationships and increases bonds…
  • Laughing makes you absolutely beautiful!
If you are not laughing enough, there are many ways to consciously add some laughter to your day.  Once you start doing it more, you may get addicted!  Nothing raises your vibration better and higher, than a good laugh at something truly funny!  Laughing with someone you care about makes it even better, and more effective! Goof around with children.  Kids have the most awesome and infectious laughs!  My kid keeps me in stitches… Go see a funny movie… host a game night with friends… go to a comedy club…


Pets are amazing health enhancers for many reasons, not the least of which are the laughs they give us!

I could go on and on about our Teddy and his hysterical antics, but I’ll just leave it at this picture.

And I have to admit that “autocorrect memes” can bring me to tears!

funny autocorrects! ( Please note, some are off-color!)

So, back to my favorite joke.

What do you get when you cross an agnostic, an insomniac and a dyslexic?

Someone who lays awake all night, wondering if there really is a dog.

I hope you’re laughing.

I’d love to hear you’re favorite joke in the comments below…maybe I’ll remember it, or send it to school in a lunchbox…

Have a great week!