A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: “We used to skate outside on the pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.” The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, “I sure wish I had gotten to know you sooner!”
Purpose: to promote the healing power of laughter and play within families
As parents and even as teachers of children we often forget that laughter and play is a critical for a healthy family.
Book Project: There are many ways to promote the healing power of humor in families and with people who work with children. One project is to publish a collection of humorous short stories of the fun sayings and experiences from childhood: yours, mine and ours -- that is, we as children, our children, our children’s children and children in the classroom. It must be original based on your personal experience, not something already published elsewhere. Juried contest: a small group of impartial judges will select the top entries for publication.
Besides the funny stories, I will include chapters about the importance of humor in families along with practical ideas about how to increase laughter among family members. As with my other projects, I want this to be practical, pithy (with substance) and above all playful.
Send your entries to: Linda@haha-team.com. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address so I can send you a copy when it is published.