Last week we mentioned how a sense of humor is important in solving issues in your job. This week, we will explore keeping a sense of humor not only helps us, but the children in our care.
Children on average laugh 200 times per day. Adults laugh 15 to 18 times a day. Caring for a child gives you a chance to make up a pretty big humor deficit!
Author of The Healing Power of Humor, Allen Klein suggests, "Your cake split while cooling? Have a small toy-animal's feet sticking out of the crack and call it an earthquake cake."
In The Healing Power of Humor Klein includes a funny quote in his book from a student test: "Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, veins, and caterpillars."
"Dynamite. TNT." Given as an answer for a written spelling bee, when the teacher called the word
"I'm glad I'm finally eight. This is the oldest I've ever been in my entire life!" -- 8-year-old boy.
"Daddy, did your hair slip?" -- 3-year-old son, to his bald but long bearded father.
"How do you put make up on your mind?" -- Girl, when told she should make up her mind.
What are some of the funniest things the kids you care for ever said?