Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It Doesn't Take Much These Days


Due to Ever's waltz with a stomach flu and Erin's littleness I haven't been out much lately. This morning when the baby fell back asleep in Chup's bouncing arms I took The Chief and Ever for a walk. We found a robotic snowman dressed in dirty snow. Someone had shoved a plastic Spiderman guy inside the snowman's chest, just about where his icy heart would go. The Chief couldn't get over it.
"Why would someone put a Spiderman guy in the snowman's heart?" he asked me over and over.
I was highly amused by this situation and I giggled about it all the way home.
When I tried to explain it to Chup,
"...a Spiderman guy stuffed right into the snowman's chest! Hah! His legs just dangling out!"
he looked at me like I was done. Coo Koo. Loco. Loopy.
He's been looking at me a lot like that lately.
On Sunday we were talking at the dinner table about a lively family in our neighborhood, the Whipples (five boys!) when I remembered an interesting fact about Sister Whipple,
"She's from St. Louis, you know," referring to the fact that my parents live there as church missionaries.
"I didn't know,"said Chup "and so where did she meet the Whipplesnapper?"
Then he sorta did a "ha!" like, that was pretty good.
This struck me as unbelievably funny. I started a chuckle which forced its way into a hearty laugh which propelled its way up into howling until I was shrieking. Shrieking and pounding the table with my fists. Then I started to lose lung capacity which brought on choking until I couldn't breathe. When I caught my breath I was in such comical hysterics I was crying. (Luckily I was sitting down or bladder would've caved to this psychosomatic reaction I was having.) The kids thought I was dying. I thought I was dying. But Chup just looked at me like I was nuts.
After about five minutes of me acting like a rabid chimpanzee I calmed down, though any time I merely thought of Chup's face slightly proud at his silly joke ("ha!") I'd blurt out chortling. My stomach hurt like I had done a thousand ab crunchers. It's not just a saying--I had nearly laughed my guts out.
Whipplesnapper!
I should get out more.

31 comments:

Celeste said...

THIS. WAS. HYSTERICAL. lost my bladder as a result.

Diane said...

I started laughing just reading your post. I love moments like that.

Scrappy said...

And now my kids are looking at me like I'm nuts.
That was hilarious!

Songbook said...

Hahaha I love laughs like that!

I'm also cracking up about the robotic snowman with Spiderman legs dangling out. Maybe Spiderman gave his life to save the world from the robot snowman by propelling his head into the snowman's heart? I'm thinking now we have an idea for a new Spiderman movie.

Carrie said...

FUNNY post! Reminds me of 'Tabernemple!" This is my husband's kind of humor - love it!

Paige said...

You crack me up. I think we need another VLOG.

Jacki said...

This reminds me of a few weekends ago when I too went "mad". Very mad hatter style, embrace it.

Brianna and Byron Putnam said...

Erin's not sleeping through the night yet huh? I'm dealing with the same thing at my house ;)

Alicen said...

Thanks for that early morning belly laugh. Oh boy. I needed it!!

Catherine Dabels said...

In 1989, I know it was 1989 because I googled it, I went to see Steel Magnolias with my best friend Anne-Lise. I cried most of the way through it. I was full blown wiping my snotty nose on my sweater when Sally Field pitched her little fit and for whatever reason I started that kind of emotional laughing that can not be contained. I laughed and laughed and cried and then laughed until I was snorting, which made my friend laugh and the people in front of us. Finally the usher came and asked me to settle down or leave.

Since I could not, try as I might, settle down, I was forced to leave. I didn't see the end of that movie for a couple of years.

Raychel said...

Hahaha my mom and I both get those weird laugh attacks, though her's are particularly strange and last longer, though everyone around her ends up in hysterics because of it. One of the most memorable times was while watching O Brother Where Art Thou...the guys are driving along a road and run over a cow, and she COMPLETELY LOST it. It was hilarious. I recently had one of the crazy laughs because my dad was scooping up some ice cream and was taking a million years. Every time I asked him what was taking so long, I'd get no response and go into hysterics because it was taking him SO long to just scoop up some ice cream! I think the crazy person type laughter is the best!

springrose said...

I had a moment like that in Walmart with my nieces. I told them we needed to stop or the pharmacist was going to look to see if our dials were pupulated. I meant to say pupals are dialated. It is now the running joke. I get really punchy when I am tired. Everything is so funny to me I laugh until I almost pee as well! Guys just don't get it.

Debbie said...

I've had many of those crazy moments too. I was almost kicked out of a restaurant once for having one while at lunch with my girlfriends...very embarrassing but so much fun! Enjoy the insanity. ;) loved the story.

Cheryl said...

We all need to laugh our guts our more, it's good for the soul!

irbuanosraL said...

Thanks for the laugh, I needed that. ☺

Sarah said...

Every time your situation got worse, I laughed more! Thanks for the workout over here too Chup!

Melinda said...

I do that to my husband too, every once in awhile something not that unbelievably funny will hit me unbelievably funnily, and I get a little hysterical. You wrote that perfectly, it was fantastic. The last line of "I should get out more" was awesome. Thanks for the laugh!

Unknown said...

I am laughing MY guts out! Thanks!

Leslie said...

Remember when you asked us on Facebook if you ever wrote funny stuff? This is classic Cjane. Use it, Sister K!

Seth and Natalie said...

I laughed so hard I spit on my keyboard! If only I could figure out how to fit whipplesnapper in my daily conversation...

Cheryl G. said...

You are funny!
I laugh like that frequently. Sorry to say it gets worse and worse as I get older.
My kids learned long ago I am crazy.
But it's so much fun!

Megan said...

I'm pretty sure I'm now going to use the phrase whippersnapper through the week and laugh to myself each time!

grbev said...

When my youngest girl was about two years old, she loved me to read to her (the same books over and over) and then at random moments she would tell me great tales based on the stories.
"Little Red Riding Hood was running through the trees when she saw the wicked witch hiding in the grave-ery. When she went into Grandma's bedroom, she looked and said, 'oh, Grandma, you have so many eyes.'" My daughter is 38 years old and that memory still cracks me up. Thanks for entertaining all of us today. Now get back to work! Bev

Leslie Ann said...

I love that story as I too am a Sister Whipple! My Whipple family lives in Alberta Canada. We have 2 girls and one boy! Somtimes we laugh so hard we get... whipplelash!

Topsy said...

I think my husband put that spiderman guy in that snowman's heart.
Seriously.

Keren Ruth said...

:) I love laughing like that, over kinda stupid yet hilarious things.

abby's photo shoppe said...

I just watched your husband lose in a game of some kind of wrestling against Joseph Smith! I recognized him right away and then thought how funny it was that I don't really know him. Just from your blog. Very cool though!

Janine said...

you are so funny ... how does the chuppster cope?

Elizabeth said...

I laughed so hard the other day at our dog playing with a toy that my ten year old son told me that he had never seen me laugh so hard and that it sort of scared him. I think I need to laugh more, and this post fulfilled that need, so thanks!

Geo said...

In my clan, a moment like that means something or somebody "turned over your tickle box."

Those fits come over me sometimes too. Best workout ever.

Rhonda said...

I thought it was hysterical as well. However when I read this outloud to The Hubs...he just gave me the look that I can imagine Chup giving to you.

*shrug*
Husbands.