In Others’ Words: Nonsense

Sometimes I have to remind myself to have fun. Relax. Stop being so, so serious.

Yes, there are deadlines to be met. Children to raise. Problems to be solved. (Insert yours here: ____________.)

But there has to be time for laughter. Nonsense. A little bit of “what if” and “why not.” All the “shoulds” waiting for your time and attention? They’ll still be there when you’re done having fun. I promise.

In Your Words: What’s the last bit of nonsense fun you indulged in? Got any planned for this weekend? I’d love to hear about it — maybe I’ll be a blatant copycat and put it on my calendar!

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  1. November 2, 2012, 6:44 am   /  Reply

    I have to work laughter in. I give myself good fodder. Really though, I find I can laugh at so many things if I’m only able to twist my brain a little and look at things in a different light.
    ~ Wendy

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 6:57 am   /  Reply

      Call me. We’ll laugh together …

  2. November 2, 2012, 6:55 am   /  Reply

    Last Monday I took a day off and rode up the Natchez Trace toward Nashville. We laughed and talked and took pictures and forgot about jobs and deadlines. Gonna do it again soon!

  3. November 2, 2012, 6:56 am   /  Reply

    I forgot to include a writer friend and I rode up the Natchez Trace. lol

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 6:56 am   /  Reply

      I didn’t know if you meant you and the horse …

  4. November 2, 2012, 7:09 am   /  Reply

    I’m all about the nonsense right now. Traveled to Georgia for a wedding. Toddler and grandparents = awesome nonsense.

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 7:49 am   /  Reply

      Oh, how delightful that sounds, Stacy!

  5. Jeanne
    November 2, 2012, 7:14 am   /  Reply

    Love this, Beth. I definitely need to work a little fun into my days on a more consistent basis. I had fun with the kids at the Harvest Gathering at our church on Wednesday. Tomorrow I’m spending the day with some friends to celebrate a birthday. I’m definitely looking forward to that.

    Maybe you and I should schedule some “laugh time.” 😉

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 7:49 am   /  Reply

      I’m in, Jeanne! I’m in!

  6. November 2, 2012, 8:50 am   /  Reply

    Oh I love nonsense. I have about 15 teenage girls spending the night for my daughter’s birthday. Wholelotta nonsense up in my place tonight! My DH and DS are getting a hotel room to escape the estrogen and my BFF “Jane” is spending the night with me. If you’ve read about me and “Jane” then you know nonsense…it is a comin!

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 9:34 am   /  Reply

      Oh, I remember reading about “Jane” — you need to highlight her in another blog post!
      Have fun — and plan on a nap tomorrow!

  7. November 2, 2012, 9:28 am   /  Reply

    I had fun being the “fish” in the fishing booth at our Harvest Festival last weekend. What a joy it was to hear the squeals of delight when the kids got their dollar store toys on the other side of the sheet. Gwynly added a nice nonsense element. His favorite line of the evening was “Do you believe in the fish? You’ve got to believe in the fish.” A whole lotta kids were willing to believe–and if I knew what they wanted–thanks to Gwynly’s prompts–they got it. Yup! My guy and I make a great team and have oodles of fun together.

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 9:35 am   /  Reply

      I believe! I believe!

  8. November 2, 2012, 10:11 am   /  Reply

    The bright colors add so much to this–love it. Fun–not in a hurry for snowfall, but inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilders books years ago, I turn snow into any flavor and color of the rainbow snow-cream (ice cream) so my kinders and I eat up winter–deliciously. So far, pumpkin may have been the most exotic, but the possibilities are endless, and the snow gathering, flavor decisions, stirring, tasting, etc. are memorable fun!

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 12:17 pm   /  Reply

      I remember that scene from those books — having read and re-read them to my kiddos. We made maple flavored snow once. Need to be more experimental.

  9. November 2, 2012, 11:18 am   /  Reply

    Two weeks ago my husband piled all the leaves up in a huge mound in the front yard and the kids played in it, so I laid down right in the middle of the leaves and let them cover me up, the whole while I took pictures of them from within the leaf pile and we giggled and giggled. I need to have more fun like that soon!

    • Beth Vogt
      November 2, 2012, 12:17 pm   /  Reply

      Would love to see those photos!

  10. November 4, 2012, 8:59 pm   /  Reply

    I love nonsense and silliness. Laying on the beach today (yep, in my bathing suit) seemed pretty silly since I had to cover up with a towel near the end of our stay. Got cold. But it was fun to say I got to lay out in November.

    • Beth Vogt
      November 4, 2012, 9:36 pm   /  Reply

      Laying out on the beach — silly or not — I wish I was there! Yes, yes I do!

      • November 4, 2012, 10:41 pm   /  Reply

        We could have been silly together. Wish You Were Here. Sound familiar? 🙂

  11. Beth Phillips
    November 5, 2012, 5:45 am   /  Reply

    Finally, a Date night with my wonderful husband. Saturday afternoon Nap- nice, then Pinapple Fest w/ Eddie Money – Fun, Lazy Movie day Sunday (after church of course). It has been a while (August) since we both pulled ourselves away and really enjoyed a whole weekend together. I am very glad we did.

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