To Laugh or Not to Laugh? That is the Question.

A favorite question for my two year old daughter to ask is, “Is that funny?” She’ll make a face (yes), do a dance (yes), or spit (no), and follow up with a quick check-in—”Is that funny?” So much of being a kid is about asking that question. And so much of being a parent is figuring out that answer.

Parenting requires more brain power than anything else I’ve done in my life. AP Math in high school? Nailed it. Dinosaurs class in college? Still obsessed with the minute details I learned. But with parenting, the simplest questions, “Is that funny?” become complex, life-altering decisions. Continue reading