I believe in laughing

Jennifer - Colo. Spgs., Colorado
Entered on February 20, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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What is your laugh? Everyone has a different laugh: chuckling, blasting, contagious laughs, through the teeth, quiet laughs, laugh crying, giggling and more. No matter what your laugh is, we need to laugh and have fun every day.

I remember a time when my sister and I could not stop laughing. We were painting my aunt’s house and we had some music on and we were singing. When we were done we were sitting on the stairs taking a break and then we decided to lie down on the floor. My sister and I were just saying funny things back and forth, then we decided to play steam roller. Do you remember that game? It’s where you play leapfrog, but instead of hopping over each other you roll on top of each other. While we were playing my sister rolled into the rungs on the railing. She started to cry, but she was laughing at the same time. Right then and there my sister invented laugh crying.

Laughing leads to having fun, even in the really boring times, especially when you are doing work, like washing dishes. Sometimes you can turn on some music, talk to friends or even make up a game. And before you know it your on the floor laughing. We all have heard the saying “time goes faster when you’re having fun”, so if you have to, invent fun yourself and start laughing.