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If You Laugh Too Hard, Will Your Head Pop Off?
Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by

The social experiment is complete.  I would tell you all about it but I am currently laughing too hard.  So hard that I am afraid my head will pop off.

You might remember from my previous post that I was soon to meet up with my best friend from high school.  I had not seen her in 15 years.  Would things be the same?  Would things be different?  What if we don’t get along?  What if our kids don’t get along?

I tossed all those “what if’s” out the window the minute I saw her looking down the stairs at me, grinning from ear to ear.  We called out just like we did all those years ago.  “HallooooooOOOOOO!  HalloooooOOOOO!”  A big hug, a tear and introductions all around.  It was like putting on an old glove – and NOT like the one O.J. tried on in the courtroom.  No, this was a comfortable, soft and warm glove.  One of friendship, happiness and familiarity.

Within one hour we had already run through the house with the kids short-sheeting everyone’s bed.  My poor mother. She was the only one who didn’t discover it before bedtime.  “Darn!  What is wrong with this bed!  My feet won’t go in!”  *laughter* *snort*

I must have said, “Do you remember when?” at least a hundred times in the last 48 hours.  I must have bust a gut about a thousand.  Laughter is truly the best medicine.  Until, that is, you do it so much that you need Tylenol by dinner time because you have laughed your brain into a stupor.  Take two and laugh some more.

This weekend we swapped stories and stupid family running gags.  From our sarcastically saying, “LUCKY!” at the most inappropriate times (ex. “Oh no, my nose is bleeding!” to which you reply, “LUCKKYYYY!”) to her family acting like everyone is asleep when someone walks in to the room (picture walking in to a room full of people whose head’s are back with their mouths open, feigning sleep. )  Yes, all silly, but just so fun.

I wasn’t able to get the “feigning sleep” down because I kept laughing while trying to keep my mouth open – which of course made THEM laugh at the stupid faces I was making, all in mid-snort.  Suzanne and I took pictures of us trying to “act asleep,” only to be foiled by my continuous hysterics.  I have to share, since these represent my entire weekend in a nutshell.

funny picture of friends

Of course I am now adding my obligatory “hair and makeup picture” to remind you I do NOT look like a washed out beach rat most days.  MOST days.

mom and daughter

Yes, old friends can be new again.  Ours is a friendship that will last a lifetime, despite the miles in between.  I am so glad we found each other despite the years and miles apart.  Our visits will be regular now, I’m sure.  And every time I feel that inevitable winter/school stress coming on, I plan to look back at these pictures.  And then I will pretend to be asleep.  And laugh.  *snort*

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