My Plight To Find The Funny In The Frustrating And Save My Sanity

It all started as a joke on facebook. Quite honestly, as a way to poke fun at my friends who were “psyched to have the laundry folded” or “feeling fab after running 25 miles without breaking a sweat”. I couldn’t help myself, so I responded by posting the nonsense my kids were saying around the kitchen table because I feel no sense of satisfaction in folding laundry and I only feel badly about myself knowing there’s no way in hell I could run 25 miles.

As I continued to make my ridiculous posts on facebook something unexpected began to happen. I became a spectator in my own life. Instead of being overwhelmed by the daily frustrations of motherhood, I started to see the humor in it again…it was a refreshing change.

 Now I look for it in the midst of the ugliness, the frustrating and the insanity that can be parenting. I look for it…the funnies. Instead of getting pulled in, I try to stand back, watch, listen and wait. It never fails that something is said, even briefly, that makes me smile and reminds me why I started this crazy journey as a mother in the first place.

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18 Responses to My Plight To Find The Funny In The Frustrating And Save My Sanity

  1. Elaine Stanko says:

    Nancy — Way to go! So glad you have taken the leap! My family and I enjoy reading your posts and are always amazed at the funny perspective you and your kids have on everyday things. Next…the book!
    Have fun!
    Elaine

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  2. I like this concept. Keep it coming! Good luck.

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  3. Tom Schreck says:

    Funny Stuff

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  4. Karen says:

    Hurrah! So proud of you for launching. Looks, and reads, fabulously.

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  5. Lisa says:

    So glad you’re doing this!

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  6. memaw says:

    So glad you’re doing this and sharing our family’s “points of light” with the world.

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  7. Frances Larin says:

    Good luck Nancy! Cute idea, luv ya!

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  8. Connie Squido Spadafore says:

    Glad you didn’t decide to blog about your college days and roommate:) Now those were funny times! If you ever need more material please come to Virginia and take notes on my 5 monsters! Twins are soooo funny! Better yet…let’s combine all 8 kids and see what turns up! Yikes! Lots of Love Girl!

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  9. Tony McGurk says:

    There’s always a funny side to almost anything. Not funerals, laughing at a funeral wouldn’t go well. Although I do have a hilarious real life experience funny funeral story but I guess I should keep it to myself.

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    • I think it’s ok to laugh at funerals as long as the dearly departed had a good sense of humor. 😉
      Thanks Tony for scrolling all the way back here to my very first post. I’ve been at this for 2 months and I’m having a blast.

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