Over the last few weeks, Evan has regressed a little, and I have to admit, I’ve gotten a little down. November 29th will be our one-year anniversary from our stint at at Children’s Medical Center’s Pediatric Psychology Program. We have made incredible progress, and Evan has grown by leaps and bounds, but it is still a very clear reality that he is mentally ill, and it will be a lifelong journey.
I had dropped him off at school after getting some blood work last week, and I was starting to have one of those conversations in my head. The ones that take you down a negative path, and make it hard to re-focus. I turned the radio to the new comedy station, 102.7 FM, and I began to laugh so hard I actually snorted!
The first joke was by Jeff Foxworthy. He was explaining that across the world, he’s sure women do 99% of the cleaning, but men are far more proud of their 1% than we are of ours. A woman could be outside re-paving the driveway in 100 degree heat, but a man will come outside and say, “Hey honey. Damn, it’s hot out here. Anyway, I just wanted you to know I unloaded the dishwasher. No need to thank me. I’m going to go take a nap now.”
By now I had a huge smile on my face, and I was starting to chuckle. Then, another comic came on (I can’t remember his name), and told a joke that is completely inappropriate to share here 🙂 and then said, “Ah, what a great audience response. A boo, followed by a laugh, and then a little clap. Kind of like my sex life.” That did it….I laughed so hard I snorted! I even looked around to see if anyone noticed (I was going 70mph on I-35. No one was going to notice me snorting, but it was just one of those instincts.)
By then, I had a huge smile on my face, my mood had turned around, and I was back to focusing on how far we’ve come over the last year. Sometimes, turning your mood around is as easy as turning on the radio. I love this new station!