5/04/2010

May 4 Episode of Tuesdays Unwrapped

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It's time again for another Tuesdays Unwrapped hosted by Emily at Chatting at the Sky .

"Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child."
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Today, I am thankful for children's laughter.  At times it is inappropriate,  but it is still contagious.  I remember sitting in class as a child, not being able to control my laughter.  I knew it wasn't an appropriate time, but I couldn't hold it in.  Nothing in particular set me off, I just had to giggle.  And, of course, that made the person next to me giggle, and so on, and so on.  

Working in a school, I hear children's laughter quite often.  It's a sign of a happy school; one that allows the children to act their age.  It's a school that lets the children learn by having fun, and have fun in their learning.   

One reason I'm thankful for children's laughter has to do with a blog that SouthLakesMom recommended to me:  Momastery.  Glennon's sister was a guest host on her blog; her post was about her visit to the Mother Theresa  orphanage in RwandaHer heart-wrenching post made me so very thankful that God saw fit to put me where he did...in the U.S.A.  The kids at my schools may not have the most ideal life, but they are so much better off than those children.  Do the children in the orphanage laugh?  Did Glennon's sister hear the children's laughter?   Do they know the feeling of uncontrollable giggling for no apparent reason?  Do the children know what it's like to have a big "belly laugh"?

I triple dog dare you to watch this video without laughing:

14 comments:

  1. How in the world did they get them to laugh like that? Too funny. :)

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  2. I've always loved this video. This family is from my neck of the woods. I was so glad when they won $100,000 from AFV with that. They really needed the money with all those girls!

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  3. The greatest part of being a teacher.....children laughing. I love to see them express themselves through laughter.

    Thanks for the gum comment....:) Have a wonderful day. 13 get-ups. Just sayin'.

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  4. I love, love that video -- I posted it on my blog, too, a few months ago. For a while I watched it every day, just to give myself a little lift!

    Happy Tuesdays Unwrapped!

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  5. One of those little things we take for granted - I do love to hear my children laugh!

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  6. i LOVE that video! It makes me laugh every time! thanks for reminding me of it.
    and thanks so much for stopping by! you are welcome any time. I'll put the coffee on ;)

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  7. This is so true! It's contagious & great therapy wrapped up into such a precious package. Thanks for visiting me today.

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  8. I love it. I even go to You Tube and look at the children laughing videos....the one with Charlie is my favorite.

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  9. You are so right...we are so blessed to have been born in THIS Country and we can laugh. Somedays all I can do is laugh...and hearing my children laugh? The best gift of all.

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  10. Laughter is so contagious and so good for you.

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  11. I think one of the news bits after the disaster in Haiti that most touched me was one of children playing and laughing in the midst of the chaos. It always amazes me how resilient and good spirited children are by nature.

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  12. So, so true! Isn't that the cutest lil' video?

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  13. I lost...I tried, but I had to laugh. When C was less than a year old, we taped him laughing. I love to listen to it! Thanks for the laugh!

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  14. Oh MY how I love this video.

    And you are so very correct that the sound of children's laughter is one of God's greatest gifts. We should never take it for granted.

    Found this on Tuesdays Unwrapped. So glad that I unwrapped it.

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