Although I have shown this picture before as one that I entered into a photo contest, I wanted to feature it again as a Monday Memory. This was taken two Christmases ago, and is my dad. He is reading a joke book he and my mom had gotten Amber as a gift.
Amber was in 1st grade when this picture was taken, and she was just learning the concept of telling jokes. She would sit in the car and struggle with the words, trying desperately to find one she could read so she could make us laugh. When she got frustrated, she would try to make up her own jokes. They weren't nearly as good as the jokes in the book, but I love the way it got her brain thinking.
Today Amber is just about ready to exit 2nd grade. She pretty much has no problem reading the joke book, and she still enjoys carrying it around finding ones that will make people laugh. She's the clown in our family.
I love that I have parents who have taken their job as grandparents so very seriously. They play with my kids, the laugh with my kids, and they discipline my kids when needed. Knowing my mom and dad are there makes life easier and more enjoyable. I don't know what I would do without them.
So, in honor of my dad and Amber, I leave you with a joke. It's not one I found in the joke book they both enjoy, but one I found on the internet. Have a memorable week!