Wednesday, June 21, 2006


We were having lunch at a Chinese restaurant last Sunday when Markus said, “I’m the only normal person in this family.” He then started to rattle off a short critique on each family member starting from Gabriel. When he got to me, he said, “Mom laughs at everything.” I started to laugh.

“See,” he said. I laughed harder.

“Mom is deaf. She didn’t hear what you said,” Gabriel butted in. I couldn’t stop laughing. Even the jab at my hearing sounded funny to me. Truth to tell, I don’t always get what my kids tell me until they speak slowly. So they tease me. It’s a running joke around the house. Even I laugh at my own “deafness”.

Markus is right. It takes little to make me laugh. And with funny kids like mine, I'm one happily abnormal or abnormally happy person.

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