Probably Lost in the Retelling

Do you remember the kid in school who made it his mission to entertain and amuse his classmates, sometimes at his own expense? I feel like the tag class clown lacks something here, but I’m sure know who I’m talking about.

I married that guy.

I don’t mean I married some general all-around funny guy, I mean, I literally married the guy from my own class who was always making me and everyone else laugh. He has a talent for physical comedy and an ability to suspend any feelings of self-consciousness when he’s on one of his schticks.

Last night, we were watching an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters and a young couple was checking out the basement of a prospective home. The ceiling in the basement was low, and the husband went through this really dramatic production to illustrate how low the ceiling was, stooping over as if he were some kind of giant and reiterating that this simply would not do!

It was just one of those moments, I’m not sure why Zach and I both thought it was so funny but he jumped up and started strolling around our living room, pretending to be house-hunting.

“The next time we’re in the market for a house, we’re going to put the realtor through something crazy like this,” he announced.

He then proceeded to lie down on our living room floor, spanning a wall and using his body like a tape measure.

“Yeah, this isn’t going to work. Not long enough.”

I thought I was going to die laughing as I watched him lift one leg to make an L shape in the corner, then lick his finger to check wind speed and direction, all of it done calmly and seriously as if it really mattered.

Zach isn’t “on” all of the time, thank God (I’m an introvert and I don’t have the energy for non-stop laughs), but at certain moments his antics give me those total-body, hurts-so-good soul laughs that we all need once in a while.

Prompt for this post via Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, where I’m also linked-up this week.

What was the last thing that made you laugh?

  • Whitney Fleming

    You are very lucky to be married to someone that makes you laugh. It almost makes me feel bad about a similar post I wrote that appears right next to yours on Mama Kat’s talking about how devastated I was that my children think their dad is funnier than me (and my hubby is the introvert in our relationship.) Very sweet look at your husband. Thanks for sharing.

  • madamdreamweaver

    Wow, so cool you have a hubby with such a great sense of humor! My hubby and I share lots of laughs and that’s just so vital in a marriage. (I’m an introvert, too, He’s the opposite.)

  • mamakatslosinit

    Crissy Page is doing Writer’s Workshop! YES!!

    Your husband sounds so much like my brother in laws. Such great sense of humors, and you perfectly captured that overly dramatic way people on TV have when they’re try to show something just. won’t. do. I love that you married “that” guy from your class…I bet he does too.

    • Crissy Page

      I’ve been wanting to jump in for such a long time. Doing this really showed me how much of a useless lump my brain has become lately, definitely to flex my writing-mind. I’LL BE BACK!

  • miriamgomberg

    I love the pic you included of your husband. It’s great to be with someone who finds humor in life. Laughing also is a great abs exercise (just sayin”)

  • Kat

    I’m so glad that you are with someone who can make you laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine 😉