For week 18, the Marketing for Romance Writers blog tour prompt is:
What makes me laugh out loud
The answer: not much. I’m more of a chuckler than a guffawer. I chuckle a lot, mind you, because people can be pretty darned amusing, whether intentionally or not. But laugh?
While I laughed out loud at certain movies — Tootsie and Four O’clock High come to mind — on repeated viewings, I chuckle rather than laugh. (Hmm. Those movies are both really old. Maybe I need to get out more.)
However there is one person who reliably loosens my laugh muscles.
My three-year-old grandson, Wesley.
- At nap time or bed time, he complains about not being tired quietly but incessantly — all while trudging obediently to his room.
- When welcoming him to our house for the four-times-a-week babysitting, I’ve learned not to say “Hi, Wesley!” because he’s likely to respond “I’m not Wesley, I’m Batman.” Or Ironman, or Spiderman, or … well, you get the idea.
- A local mall has an adoption outlet for pets, which we visited with Wesley. Some puppies ran toward him when he put his hand in their cage, and he jerked it away, saying they were trying to eat (i.e. lick) him. His mom said no, they just wanted to play with him — to which he replied, “I’m not a toy!”
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