The Amazing Laughing Girl
Yesterday, on the road right next door to the hospital, we saw some horses. The Girl loves horses, so I pulled over to look at them. All of a sudden she got batshit excited and started yelling "There's a llama! It's SHIRI" Now, to most of you, that doesn't seem in and of itself funny, but for anyone whose kids have attended a Hebrew Day School, "Shiri ha Llama" is a character you never ever forget. Shiri is the Dick and Jane of day school. Shiri is the first book in hebrew that most kids learn to read. You never ever get Shiri out of your life once you've read those stories. They're patently ridiculous.
Shiri seemed to right things for us. First, he had two jet black back legs, and two furry brown front legs, which looked very funny. He had a big long white neck with a brown muzzle and he was just standing outside the barn looking regal. We fell in love. Today it's pouring out, so no Shiri. But we pulled over to look.
Also on the ride home is the most astounding house I've seen around here. We go through a rural part of Wellesley, which is a fancy schmancy community to our west, and the home of Wellesley College, Hilary Clinton's alma mater. To the west of the college there is a house, nay, a mansion with 8 chimneys and a huge conservatory. I promise to take a photo of it as soon as the weather clears. When we initially drove by, I looked, pulled the car to the side of the road, and said "That looks like the frigging White House!" I think it might be about the same size as the White House, too. There are other big huge homes with lots of barns and horses. It's actually a beautiful ride home.
As we drove Kelly Clarkson came on the radio. I am NOT a fan of Ms. Clarkson. I never have been. Every song, like Beyonce, seems the same. Clarkson has a formula to her songs. She starts off with this throaty low sexy voice, singing a few bars of a relatively simple tune and THEN SHE STARTS SCREAMING IN HER LOUDEST HOARSEST VOICE FOR THE SECOND PART OF THE REFRAIN.
So freaking annoying.
I do an imitation of her and the Girl totally loses it. She is laughing so hard that I think she's going to pee her pants. "Again" she says. I swear it, sometimes she's like an overgrown two year old.
Today, as we're driving to the hospital, we've got her friend S along for the ride. The Girl asks me to do my Kelly Clarkson imitation for S. I do it and S laughs so hard that she has tears flooding her face. She's snorting when she laughs. She cannot stop guffawing. She's in hysterics.
I had no idea I was so funny. I guess I am.
After a quick stop at Blockbuster to pick up some movies to watch, the Girls are snuggling under a blanket on the sofa.
We all feel better after a good bout of laughter. It really is healing. Stumble It! JBlog Me