Perfect Moment Monday: Win-Win Wars

November 16, 2009

in Perfect Moment, Reed

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.

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We make it a point to have family dinners whenever possible. It’s a time to check in with each other, compare our days, work out schedules and issues.

One dinner this week ended in a challenge. “Make me laugh,” said Reed to his Daddy.

Now, this is funny to us because Reed cannot NOT laugh. This is the equivalent of a high school boy saying, “Make me horny” or Michelle Duggar saying, “Make me pregnant,” or me saying “Make me a drink.”

The gauntlet thrown, that game lasted .000003 seconds.

Then we switched it up. Reed was to make each of us laugh, and we were to hold out as long as possible.

That kid got super goofy, with his voice, his body, his face. He was completely unselfconscious, a master of improv, playing and being in the moment in a way that only kids and Gilda Radner can.

All four of us were doubled-over with giggles from these laugh-wars. My cheeks and abs hurt. Tears were rolling down our faces.

It was a beyond-happy moment of bliss and mirth that I will remember the rest of my life.
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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Sounds wonderful. I love laughter like that–such a beautiful memory.

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Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Sounds wonderful. I love laughter like that–such a beautiful memory.

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kate April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

What a great idea this is! I’m going to try to think of my own perfect moment. I need a blog post for tomorrow and this seems like a good way to reflect on the week. :) I’m a first time reader from Stirrup Queens and I’m glad I found you.

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Sheri April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I can’t imagine Reed NOT laughing. His laugh makes me laugh — it’s so contagious!

I love laughing ’til my cheeks hurt and I’m crying. I can just imagine the family dinner scene.

Beyond Perfect!!!

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kate April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

What a great idea this is! I’m going to try to think of my own perfect moment. I need a blog post for tomorrow and this seems like a good way to reflect on the week. :) I’m a first time reader from Stirrup Queens and I’m glad I found you.

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Sheri April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I can’t imagine Reed NOT laughing. His laugh makes me laugh — it’s so contagious!

I love laughing ’til my cheeks hurt and I’m crying. I can just imagine the family dinner scene.

Beyond Perfect!!!

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

You’re lucky you’ve got yourself such a character:-)

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That is so wonderful, what a delightful story and family. MWAH!!!

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

How fun! Laugh wars should be a family staple – at LEAST a couple times a week.

It is that kind of moment that reminds you how good laughter feels and how we forget to make it more of a priority.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Humor is one of my essentials to have in life. What a wonderful moment of laughter!

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Melissa April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

A Perfectly Perfect Moment!

Then I went to your Gilda post and laughed/cried. Hands down the First Lady of SNL.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I’ve told you this before, but Reed has the best giggle ever.

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

You’re lucky you’ve got yourself such a character:-)

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That is so wonderful, what a delightful story and family. MWAH!!!

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

How fun! Laugh wars should be a family staple – at LEAST a couple times a week.

It is that kind of moment that reminds you how good laughter feels and how we forget to make it more of a priority.

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Delenn April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Humor is one of my essentials to have in life. What a wonderful moment of laughter!

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Melissa April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

A Perfectly Perfect Moment!

Then I went to your Gilda post and laughed/cried. Hands down the First Lady of SNL.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I’ve told you this before, but Reed has the best giggle ever.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I can just picture it! It’s been too long since I’ve laughed til I’ve ached.

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Wishing 4 One April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That is so awesome Lori, what a perfect moment forever!

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luna April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Such a sweet boy! Deliciously perfect.

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That sounds truly PERFECT!

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KLTTX April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Definitely sounds perfect. My oldest is right about Reed’s age and it is amazing how silly they can get.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I can just picture it! It’s been too long since I’ve laughed til I’ve ached.

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Wishing 4 One April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That is so awesome Lori, what a perfect moment forever!

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luna April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Such a sweet boy! Deliciously perfect.

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

That sounds truly PERFECT!

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KLTTX April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Definitely sounds perfect. My oldest is right about Reed’s age and it is amazing how silly they can get.

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I got chills by your last sentence.

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LJ April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I would have loved being at that table!

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I got chills by your last sentence.

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LJ April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I would have loved being at that table!

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

This moment put the biggest smile on my face! What a beautiful memory to store away. :)

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kbreints April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Oh darn– I am sorry I missed posting on perfect moment monday this week… but I was able to *capture* a few of them on film on monday while I was at home sick with my boys…. I posted them for Wordless Wednesday today ;)

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Mama Melissa April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

hey, found your blog from stirrup queens!! :)

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Amber April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

This just made me happy. And what a perfect moment to capture for your Perfect Moment Monday!

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

This moment put the biggest smile on my face! What a beautiful memory to store away. :)

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kbreints April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Oh darn– I am sorry I missed posting on perfect moment monday this week… but I was able to *capture* a few of them on film on monday while I was at home sick with my boys…. I posted them for Wordless Wednesday today ;)

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Mama Melissa April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

hey, found your blog from stirrup queens!! :)

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Amber April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

This just made me happy. And what a perfect moment to capture for your Perfect Moment Monday!

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Sounds like fun.

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Sounds like fun.

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