[Tales from the Mom-Side shares her daily life adventures. She asks more than just one question, “What are the best stories you have related to being a clown? What is a domesticated clown and how do you get to be one? What is the funniest thing one of your children ever said to you?”]
As a child I would sleepover at my grandmothers in her spare room where a picture of a clown lurked over my bedside. It’s eyes would gleam at me possessed ready to strike me in my sleep! I would shut my eyes tights each night and pray Penny Wise would be gone in the morning. Sadly, it was the first thing I saw when I woke-up!
As time passed I realized there was more to a clown besides a painted mask, demonic eyes, and a rubber nose. A clown has layers of emotions and sensitivities. It is at that moment I no longer wanted to run from the clown that was chasing me on his tricycle. I wanted to be the clown balancing balls on the tricycle!
I discovered humor can help you out of the most awkward of situations and is a great way to divert discussions on emotions. The first indication of a topic on self analysis in any conversation has me looking for the nearest escape hatch. I am a therapists worst nightmare!
As I grew into my inner – clown – my life became its own carnival act with marriage and kids. It is unpredictable like the trapeze act, hairy like the bearded lady, dusty after a hard days work, and fun on those off moments behind the curtain! It is through my family’s carnival I discovered my inner domesticated clown!
My kids also love to laugh and are clowns of their own! It was just last week one proclaimed “No one will ever give me a wedgie! I have the perfect butt clench!”
At our house I juggle the dishes, the taxi service, dodge the clique at the play park, and trip over the laundry. I smile because I was the clown I once avoided in the sleepless nights. I now wear the rubber nose with a smile as I clean the egg on the floor from one last hazardous juggle!
Do you use humor to divert emotional subjects? What makes you laugh?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga