Sunday, 18 January 2009

6 yr olds know what it's all about

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter"
e.e. cummings

I was reading a list of interesting little facts the other day, and one caught my eye: apparently 6 yr olds laugh on average 5oo times a day....... an adult will laugh maybe 50-100....

Amazing isn't it? I decided to watch my 6 yr old to find out what it is that I used to know and don't know anymore. There is the ability to find wonder and amusement in even the smallest of things, the ability to live in the moment and make the most of it, the ability to see the funny side to pretty much every situation and then of course there is the carefree existence of childhood.

Where did that all go? I might have to work that one out and to set a goal for 2009 to laugh more - ...... to feel joy.... after all - "men are that they might have joy"....

I might have to get a tank of Entonox from the Delivery Suite at the hospital to help me along, maybe some laughter therapy? Or maybe just hang out with my 6 yr old to watch and learn.....


  1. What an intersting stat....I am going to have to watch my kids now and see if that is true.

    Great photos BTW - they made me laugh!!!

  2. Wow, I don't know about the 50-100. I believe the 500 though. I'm not sure if even I laugh 50 times a day and people say that I laugh a lot. And then there's adults who don't laugh at all!

  3. Ah, it was Sirpa, by the way. Didn't realise that Teemu was signed in. Hate that when it happens.


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