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Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, author and speaker. She's a wife, a mom to five sons, and a stepmom to an awesome daughter. Some of her interests: social good, startups, photography, transmedia, tech, photography, gardening, and ice cream. You can learn more about her on her website, Alli Worthington. She is the founder of Blissfully Domestic online magazine, and the co-founder of Blissdom Conference.

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Laughing Until You Snort is the Best Medicine

By Alli Worthington |

How can you not be happy when you see this picture?

When all the boys are together something strange happens. If one is happy, they all cheer up. If one is mad, they all start grumbling. If one is sad, they all fall apart. It’s called emotional contagion and it is powerful. Oddly enough my commands of, “Stop fussing. Can’t you all just be happy? There are real problems in the world,” just never worked to make them happier.

I don’t mean to sound heartless, but the boys have relatively easy lives and need to learn to snap out of momentary fussiness, especially when there is nothing wrong.

Now sure, we could all sit around and explore theories of what makes us happy, but I prefer the path of less resistance. Sometimes the boys, and their overly stressed mom, just need a mood lifter. Something that makes everyone laugh and forget whatever petty offense made them crabby. Are you ready for my secret? It’s the world of LOLs.

Don’t judge me, you high-minded hipsters, sometimes you just need everyone to laugh until they snort or pee their pants. Remember in my 35 for 35, I said you should try to have more fun?

Here are some of my family’s favorites-

Best Funny pictures for kids

Can you hear my Sargent voice in your head? :)

 

When the boys are all getting grumpy I put on my Sargent voice and yell, “Boys! Put on your WAR faces!” They can’t help but giggle!

 

Funny pictures for kids

I love that little girl!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You haven’t lived until you wake up to a three year old sitting on your chest yelling, “AT DAWN WE RIDE!”
funny pictures for kids

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I know it’s sad, but you laughed didn’t you? Classic faceplant is always funny.
Especially when it is not your kiddo.
funny kid pictures

We feel your deep pain, Little Dude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This baby gets us giggling every single time.
Ever have an awkward moment at the dinner table and need to lighten the mood. You guessed it, a well timed fist shake accompanied with an very serious, “I hate sandcastles” works every time.
Funny kid pictures

I threw up a little in my mouth, then I laughed until I cried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not proud that this is a favorite, but it is what it is.
My boys think this picture is the funniest, most brilliant picture on the Internet.

 

I don’t let my kids online except certain approved websites, many of the funny picture sites have content that is inappropriate for kids. To bypass the downside of the sites, I have saved many of my favorites.  I will share our favorites with you here. Just bookmark this page and you’ll have an easy way to share funny pictures with your grumpy kids for an instant mood lifter.

After you bookmark, you must tell me which one was your favorite. And admit it, you laughed at the face plant one, didn’t you?

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9 thoughts on “Laughing Until You Snort is the Best Medicine

  1. Erica Mueller says:

    hehe. I love these kinds of pictures!

    I think the war face one is my favorite, just because I can hear you saying it, and everyone in the room laughing. :)

  2. Jane Williams says:

    Oh that poor child with the dirty underwear over his face! I laughed until I cried and am still laughing. He’ll never live that down, I’m sure. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

  3. carrien (she laughs at the days) says:

    That little girl on the swing made me laugh so hard I woke the baby I’m nursing to sleep.

    Curses. you should have a don’t read while holding sleeping children warning.

    1. @Carrien- That’s awesome. Now, get that baby back to sleep! :)

  4. Danielle Smith says:

    You know I laughed at @Dawn We Ride!! Maybe I can picture you waking me up for BlogHer like that? I dunno? But really? An LOL isn’t complete without a little Hide Yer Kids…. even if it isn’t all THAT family friendly. It is how I now make my husband laugh when he is mad at me me :)

    1. Oh Danielle, That will be my new battle cry for you! Love!

  5. Cassie Boorn says:

    I couldn’t help but think of all of the times you sent me links to pictures or videos completely out of the blue. If you ever need a smile just ping Alli :)

  6. Kimba says:

    We were having a grumpy afternoon here. I just showed the boys this post. Now they’re both running around roaring “I HATE sandcastles!”

    I kid you not.

  7. Avitable says:

    I’ve been enjoying the ones you have pinned – both the salty and clean ones. That’s some good shit right there.

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