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Sarah and I were laughing as we tried to read all the tongue-twisters in Fox in Socks.
“Who sees who sew whose new socks, sir?
You see Sue sew Sue’s new socks, sir.”
We couldn’t seem to get the lines out, stumbling–
“You saw See so Sue’s–”
And again and again…
Then, five-year-old Sarah got all serious and said, “Laughing makes you live longer.”
“Yes, it does. Where did you hear that?”
She told me the boy next door told her. The boy next door whose dad drove into a tree a few summers ago and died. I wonder if his dad didn’t laugh enough. I wonder if he really believes that anything will make a person live longer. I wonder if he holds onto that belief or if he just says it because it’s one of those sayings. I wonder if my little girl thinks that maybe the boy next door knows something about life, since he knows something about death.
Enough meandering…it’s bedtime. I hear that sleeping helps you live longer–why is it I never listen to that advice?
Maybe my tongue twisting laughing with Sarah will make up for my short night of sleep.