Even though I am stressed out, my kids tend to make me laugh.

@cream97 (29166)
United States
March 9, 2010 2:58pm CST
My four-year-old daughter was standing beside her brother and he was talking about a boy in his class named, Franklin. And he was about to tell her what Franklin did today in class. And when he could not get the right words to say to her, his sister blurted out, "What did Franklin do to you?" When she blurted this out, I was so tickled and it made me laugh. It is pleasing to hear my kids talk to one another when all haywire is going on in my life at this moment. For some reason my kids make me feel less stressed. They stay so busy around the apartment writing, talking, and asking questions all day until they go to sleep at night. Thank God for my little angels.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
9 Mar 10
My husband and I are not yet ready for kids, but we've noticed the beauty of a child's mind. They pick up things so readily, and it's very cute your daughter asked "what did franklin do to you?" she was interested and impatient for an answer, heh! I hope Franklin didn't hurt your boy though?
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Hi, SomeCowgirl. I am not sure.. I will have to ask him if the little boy dis or say anything to him. I think that he was just making small talk about what was just going on in his class. Hopefully, nothing bad happened in class today.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
9 Mar 10
I am sure he would have told you if there was anything wrong. Hope I didnt' cause you any alarm!
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
10 Mar 10
That is okay. You did not cause me any alarm. This boy is known to bother my son from time to time. I have talked with the teacher about his behavior and she says that she will make sure that he does not bother him again. I know that it was alright because he did not mention anything bad that happened in class today.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
9 Mar 10
Hi cream97. I agree that kids tend to make me laugh, specially the little ones. I have a 3 year old, who is currently fond of butting into discussions. His new catch-phrase is 'ever again'. When he's done eating, he would blurt out, I don't want to eat ever again. When he's done taking a bath, he would say, I don't like to take a bath ever again. Of course he would have a serious face when blurts these things out, and I have trouble keeping my chuckles.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Mar 10
Kids are kids. They are innocent and it is often the innocence that makes us laugh. Just wonder how come they have so much energy all day round. Try asking them and you get more laughter.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
10 Mar 10
whyaskq. I used to always say this about my son. He has so much of energy until it was not funny. I used to say, boy where do you get your energy from. It is so amazing!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
9 Mar 10
Hi cream I am glad to read this post. I was reading other not so positive posts which kept me a little bit worried about you, I am glad that you manage to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Kids do bring a smile on our face and this shows that they are not being affected by your stress.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Hi, ronaldinu. I am glad to laugh at things that my kids will say. It makes me happy to see them talking and playing together. This cheering up is just what I need to feel like me once again.
@much2say (40552)
• United States
9 Mar 10
That's so sweet! I have a 5 year old daughter and a 4 month old son . . . I absolutely can't wait until my son gets a little older so he can chat with his big sister . . . I look forward to the funny things they will say to each other! Kids do say the funniest things! It's nice when siblings have each other! And its wonderful we have kids that will give us a good chuckle each day!
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Hi, much2say. I feel the same way too. When my son was very young, I could not wait to see him talk to his sister. Now she is older enough to talk to him too. It is so precious that kids can be so sweet and fun loving! Your kids will be the same way too.
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 10
hi cream oh kids are so darned precious, and especially at that age. I am glad they are pretty much oblivious to the problems we adults have and they are so sweet and innocent in what they say,its really amusing. Cream I just have a hunch its going to be okay for you and your family,don;t know why but just feel it will be. Maybe God is listening to us or something. good luck God bless.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Hi, Hatley. Thank you for your very kind words. Thank you for believing that God can do anything possible for my family. I have been praying and trusting in God to work out any bad situations in my life.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 10
Children do that Mine always did and still do even though they are grown up, it is because their innocence is untouchable when they are so little I have always said that Children are a miracle and keep you going no matter what
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
10 Mar 10
It gives me immense pleasure to see your happiness - and the cause behind such pleasure! The little angels in your life. The best part we get to learn from kids is the way they keep themselves engaged whole day. They play, dance, sing and radiate a lot of positive energy for others. Little angels care nothing about the happening few moments ago, neither do the care for future. They live life to the fullest for the moment. That's why they are happy - and make all of us happy.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
10 Mar 10
Hi Cream... This is a real touchy and wonderful post.. Oh I love kids! I am single. I and my fiancee intend to marry by the end of this year. Unfortunately, she can't have babies, she got to know it from her doctor. So I am never gonna have my own kids. And yet, I can't tell you how much I love kids... If I am very stressed and exhausted, and if I happen to see a kid- doing all that a kid can do, I feel my stress vanishing. I feel relaxed to see a kid smile and laugh in its childish way. My heart aches whenever I hear a kid crying continuously. I love to play with them, and can do that all the time. Have you experienced this: A real tiny kid sometimes grabs one finger of mine. Only one finger, because its fist is too tiny... That is the most heart warming touch for me. I am sure you've experienced it. I am so glad to read your post again and again... Your wonderful experience with your kids, gives me kind of an energy or some kind of feeling that is beyond description. Thank you for posting this! Have a nice time... :)
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
that is a really sweet story. i hope they stay "cool" with each other even when tey grow up. children really has the power to make us feel happy even when we are on the "downest" moments of our lives. they do not really know how much they affect us but even the simple things they do can really make a difference. they are very innocent andjust full of happiness. :D
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@pandaeyes (2068)
10 Mar 10
Oh I really miss that from my kids now they are grown up. We were looking at their photos yesterday and sighing over how little and sweet they were. My son is on his tricycle in one picture pointing bleary eyed into the sky and I remember it like it was just last week. He was saying look an 'ooplane',he couldn't say the word properly yet. My neighbour was there looking over the hedge and talking and she said 'oh whats it doing' and my son said 'drawing lines'. LOL, He could see the white trail on the sky behind it.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
10 Mar 10
mixed emotions for my little zayzay. he's the one who is super duper hyper active kid. he's so very playful, he sing and dance. even while at the table, he will stand on the stool and wave his hips sidewards if he hears a song that will make him dance. mixed emotions as you will laugh at his acts but will turn you crazy when you can't stop him from doing things he shouldn't do. but when he goes to sleep, you will not get a good night sleep because you have to check him once in a while when he snores. because he has large tonsils.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
10 Mar 10
Your are true..Kids their talks, acts..we can loose our worries watching at them or talking. My kid watch all tv shows and imitate them to me, for many of the words, she doesnot know the meaning, but still she talks..and when i try to be angry on her..she will say mama me sweet gal me sweet gal..i love my gal so much!! God bless your little angels, nice that you shared with us..nice reading it!!
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
10 Mar 10
well i don't have any kids of my own but i do have my little niece and she can be quite a character herself at times and even though i think my sister is really stressed out at times. she always does something that makes her smile i think she is having a hard time having to be with her all the time i think they even gave her something for depression so i hardly see my sister when i go over there to see my parents and help out with the chores. when she wants to get me to do something i got her into this habit of saying please now she is just a little more then 2 years old now and she will say cherry on top and it was part of me using the saying please and then i say pretty please and then with ice cream on top and a cherry it is so cute when she says it though. I don't know what it is when she is up and in the same room as me she thinks she has to follow me everywhere if i want to do laundry she wants to help with the laundry and if i try to load the dishwasher she wants to help with the dishes i am paranoid she is gonna drop one of them or get a hold of one of sharper pieces of silverware and so i try to appease her by letting grab some of the safer dishes like the plastic bowls and i try to fill it fast while she is out of the room.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
10 Mar 10
Hi cream, some kisses to your angels. I always treat children as the gift of god. They have the complete power to remove all stress of us, to heal our mind and brain. They are little god in earth. Lol
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
10 Mar 10
Hi cream, It has happened tome too...I have always felt that it is such a blessing to have children and those precious moments when you are so much part of their every day life...esp during the growing years.My own son and daughter have always lifted my spirits with their innocent yet so direct talk, and made me rethink certain issues too...Just imagine what our lives would be without children. My 3 children are grown up now and all over the globe, but,we discuss all those days and go through the pics when we meet...All the best and have a great day
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Mar 10
Mine too. They make me laugh. They keep me going when I don't feel like it!
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
9 Mar 10
Awww, kids are so cute at that age aren't they? I don't have any children of my own but I remember at Mum's, her grandson (brother's son) was round quite a lot as my Dad would pick him up from Nursery. One day I was feeling sorry for myself as I used to work within walking distance so would be home for my lunch. Tom (the boy in question) took one look at my sad face and said, "Jane, why you so sad.." tugging at my side and I tried telling him but was afraid I was going to cry. He took no notice and carried on with.."Don't be sad!" He gave me the biggest grin ever and that was it, I snapped out of it. He's still like that now at 20 years old. Whenever he sees his Nana on a Sunday for his dinner he always manages to cheer her up without even trying, he's just being himself. He's had a tough childhood but has many friends and relatives looking out for him. He's the next best thing to having a child of my own (in actual fact, it's better than having a child of my own), if I'm being honest!
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@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 10
My son is also always makes me happy, and smiling. The problem that occurs is lost when looking at my child's behavior. My son was everything to me.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
3 Apr 10
That's just wonderful. I bet that they will end up being very close as they grow older in life. I bet it is so cute to hear them communicate. It's amazing how some of the little things can make us so happy. I hope that you can continue to enjoy these little things and they will help to make the rough times easier, and the good times better. Good luck to you in the future!