The day is winding down, and if I don’t post something fast, I will have a blank spot in my November calendar, like a missing tooth in an otherwise pristine smile. Can’t let that happen! Considering that comparison, I probably ought to brush and floss, too. But first, my friends, let’s raise our glasses to the lovely Jyllian and commend her for understanding the importance of enjoying laughter with your kid:
I met Jyllian during last year’s NaBloPoMo. She’s intelligent, thoughtful, creative and – as I recently discovered via a link she shared at her blog, You are the music while the music lasts – we share a love of cats and the absurd. Check out Cat Town, a silly cat-centric site. (I’d say more, but I am in a hurry over here, y’all. My teeth are feeling kinda fuzzy and I don’t know how long I can hold out.)
Jyllian and her daughter both dig Cat Town, which is cool. My step-daughter and I have a shared sense of humor, too, and it is such a special connection to have. In fact, Cat Town even reminds me a little of the My Cat Hates You website, which my step-daughter turned me onto years ago.
If you type “Bebop” into the little search engine on this page, you can see a photo of our beloved Maine coon. He was the most gentle feline in the world, which makes that photo and caption even funnier to me. (I think he was yawning.) Both of these sites get funnier the more you look at them, and are perfect for late-night, punch drunk viewing – or whatever time of day you are in the mood for a dose of silly.
So whether or not Cat Town and My Cat Hates You are your particular cups of tea, I do think it’s important to encourage a sense of humor in kids. Not only does it make family gatherings a hoot, but it’s a great tool for dealing with life.