Tuesday, October 1, 2013

comedic relief

At church a few Sundays ago, a little told me: "Miss Hannah, you make me crack!" 

Um...? "What do mean, Chloe?" 

Giggling wildly, she answered, "Just what I said, Miss Hannah. You're so silly. You make me crack!" 

"Oooh, do you mean I crack you up?" 

At that point she was laughing too hard to answer me, but I think I know what she meant.


I think the number one thing we all need to know for these 31 days is this:

Hannah makes jokes when she's uncomfortable.

Now, before you start thinking I'm uneasy every time I make a joke--that's not the case. I really just like to make people laugh (and myself, to be honest); but when I feel nervous or vulnerable or a little too exposed, the sarcasm and jokes start flying at remarkable speeds.

Everyone has their own self-protective thing, and this, my dears, is one of mine.

This will probably be important information over the next month, because while I'm guessing that we'll jump deep into some sticky stuff, I can guarantee I'll make a joke about it.

When it happens, just laugh a little with me and let's keep moving, ok?

Do you have a self-protective "thing"? What's the first thing you throw out when you're uneasy or nervous? 

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Rebekah said...

How sweet of that little to tell you that you 'make her crack'! My self-protective "thing" is being evasive. Maybe I choose not to speak up in a group full of chatting girlfriends, I let calls go to voicemail even though I am available to answer them, or I go to the gym and avoid every thing all together. That's my thing. (According to my now fiance I was EXTREMELY hard to get a hold of for a couple weeks after our first date...glad he was persistent!)

Becky Kiser said...

love it. love your awkward jokes!

hmm... self protective thing? asking questions to others. that's how i hide out. i can keep others, especially women, talking for days if i keep asking questions.