“A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face.” (Proverbs 15:13) I hope this story brings one to you face as well.
The other evening, I was greeted on the nightly WhatsApp video by our son Seth, with these words, “Nana, Marie-Helene has something she wants to tell you.” Four-year old Marie-Helene said, “Nana, when I just went potty I realized that I had my underpants on backwards all day!” This hilarious declaration was immediately followed by her deep chortle. I couldn’t help but respond with my own belly laugh.
I giggled and smiled the rest of the evening, and am giggling as I relate this story now. I don’t know what it’s like in other families, but passed down from my family of origin, through our son Seth, and now to Marie-Helene is this hilarious (some would think it bizarre) desire to share self-effacing stories of our antics with others.
It is one of the things that I miss about my sister, Jane. When we had an “underpants on backwards all day without realizing it” moment we would call each other. Those calls always began, “You won’t believe what I just did!” Before the details spilled out, we would already be laughing at the joy of the silly, goofy things we did.
Thank God for the ability to laugh at ourselves! ~ Anne