The latest book to occupy my bedside table has been “Let’s pretend this never happened” by Jenny Lawson (aka The Blogess). If you’ve never read her blog click on that link AFTER you finish here (or I am sure you will never return as you will be too busy laughing your ass off).
I cannot remember the last time I read something that had me laughing so consistently and so hysterically.
I have not been to the gym much lately, but I know my abs are getting a workout thanks to the endless cackling coming from my side of the bed. I owe my husband an apology as I have tried hard to swallow my laughter so he could keep reading the third Hunger Games book (or god forbid – sleep!), but when I did that all we got was a shaky bed.
I was reading the chapter where she takes way too many laxatives (trust me – get the book) and without even asking if he wanted me to read aloud I started sharing so he could understand why I was shaking and had tears rolling down my face. Well I tried to read aloud, but what he heard instead was read – read – read – choke – laugh – busting a gut – read – read – choke – sputter – crying – laugh – read -read!
I had been reading the book everywhere (including while I was cooking at the stove) and the kids got used to my endless laughter from all corners of the house. They kept asking what was so funny (including my 7 year old whining “come onnnnn tell me what she says”) and at one stage my almost 9 year old tried to read over my shoulder. For the first time I had to point out that some books are inappropriate (in this case I imagine for so many people).
Yesterday I was finishing the book and laughing – ok howling – yet again. Lulu was complaining to Alice about all that laughter again (so noisy and interrupting their conversation and crafting). Alice’s reply was “let her laugh like crazy, she doesn’t usually laugh that much”. Wow – can one be so immune to the fact that they don’t laugh much? I am sure I do laugh regularly, but just in case I think I might just start the book again and laugh some more. I will admit I really needed that laugh and thank you Jenny Lawson – you certainly delivered.
Get yourself a copy as soon as possible and try not to disturb anyone’s sleep.
What are you grateful for this week?
Find your simple,
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