Why I Laugh At My Kids !

One of the best reasons to have children is so that you always have someone to laugh at! Yes, I really said that! Yes, I laugh at my kids, often! At the moment, the funniest of my two little girls is the Fournado!

She had me crying with laughter the other day. There were even real tears! You are going to have to stick with me with this story about why I laugh at my kids, and you will see the way it ties in at the end!

Setting The Scene

My girls are obsessed with snakes! One of their favourite things to do is to lie on top of their daddy on the sofa and watch various snake catching programmes available on the nature channels on TV. It’s their thing. The three of them, just sitting there, watching snakes. In fact the girls’ career aspirations have changed recently. From being an astronaut or a pizza maker, they now want to be snake catchers – all in the space of a week. I can barely keep up!

Their other passion is music. They often fight over who is going to pick the next song from mommy’s phone to play through the car radio, which inevitably ends in a fight. Whichever song does eventually get chosen gets skipped after about 20 seconds so you never actually hear a whole song. There are a few exceptions:

  1. Laserlight by Jessie J.
  2. Firework by Katy Perry 
  3. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
  4. Shut-up & Dance With Me by Walk The Moon
  5. Slow Hands by Niall Horan (okay, that’s my favourite at the moment, but they know better than to skip it!)

Pick ‘n Pay ran a promotion for the second time this year with the collectible animal cards. ‘The Fournado’ finds the card with the black mamba on it and comes to me and says:

Mommy, if a black mamba bites you then your heart will stop beating and your lungs will stop breathing!! ??

If you don’t get why I was laughing at her … so hard … please watch the video below!

Life with a Fournado is certainly never boring! Enjoy the playlist courtesy of my girls. Don’t forget to laugh at your kids – parenting is fun!

She Inspires Me!

If you are interested, here are a few other posts where this child was the ‘inspiration’ for me:

So, am I the only one who laughs at my kids? I doubt it. The funny thing is that I believe each family has their own unique sense of humour. So I understand if you don’t get this post. But I’m pretty sure a similar scenario plays out in houses across the world. After all the tough parenting days, these days of lightness and laughter really do renew our faith in the good side of parenting! So yes, I laugh at my kids.



  1. LOL! This is definitely my favourite part of having kids…the joy from the pit of your stomach. There is absolutely nothing like it!

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  4. This is so funny, today I was doing the same to my kids. They were telling me about how they had to fight to put their jackets in their lockers and while talking they were acting it out. OMG, I had front row seat to “The Locker Fight”.

  5. Kids can be total hams, can’t they? I think it’s great that we can enjoy our kids in all their silly glory. And they love to entertain. My hope is that my kids will continue to share their funny escapades with me once they reach the dreaded “teen years”!

  6. That’s hilarious. kids are just too funny. My kids say really funny things too and i just can’t help laugh even when i really shouldn’t #stayclassymama

  7. I laugh at my kids all the time…especially when they annoy me and they’re crying for nonsense. LOL. I’m awful!

  8. ??? just to let you know we hate snakes ?
    I agree with you. I laugh at my four all the time, they actually make my day. As hard as it is sometimes to be the parent, it’s also such a delight. Here’s why I nearly fell of the couch yesterday and I know it’s bad but I couldn’t help it. I asked Nika to close the cupboard underneath the kitchen counter and when she came up she bump her head (not hard) and I just couldn’t stop laughing. #badmom Just the way it all happened made it so funny. I must admit though I don’t just laugh at my kids. When we came down from the top of the mountain my dad fell a couple of times, and I think maybe because I was so relieved we are going down and exhaustion I found it extremely funny. My poor dad. Needless to say I too fell a few times. Miss you my friend ❤️

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