My husband is very disciplined. Every night at 10 pm, he turns off television, gets up from his recliner, and heads upstairs to bed. I can choose to follow, or turn the television back on.
On a few occasions, I beat him. Last night, I delayed a few minutes to finish writing this post.
After completing my normal bathroom routine, I turned off the light and made my way through the dark over to my side of the bed.
“Quit pretending to be asleep.”
“I’m more asleep than you.”
“That’s the dumbest thing you’ve said. How can you be more asleep than me?”
“I’ve counted more sheep. I’m up to 60. You haven’t started.”
A day without laughter is a day wasted – Charlie Chaplin
Because my husband has vertigo and can only lie on his right side, he lies on the edge of our king size bed; and, since he radiates an enormous amount of heat, I stay as far away as possible. But sometimes,…..I like to stretch my leg over and touch his leg with my toes.
“What on earth do you have socks on for?”
“I don’t have socks on.”
“Well, what’s this?” (flicking my toe against him).
“It’s my underwear. You’ve got your foot on my butt.”
“What’s your butt doing way down there?”
(Pause) “I love you.”
“I love you, too. Now, go to sleep.”
“Sixty-five, sixty-six, sixty-seven....”
Have you ever given much thought as to how laughter benefits us?
- It’s contagious
- It’s a stress-reliever
- It strengthens the immune system
- It strengthens relationships and draws people closer together
How does laughter benefit your relationship?