I just walked past the bathroom, and the three little tackers were in the bath. I knew my lovely 13 year old granddaughter was bathing them, so went down to her room and said. "So you've finally decided to drown them then?" My granddaughter answered. "It was a last resort granddad!"
We both thought it was funny, then as I left the room laughing I noticed a feeling crawling up my spine. I almost drowned as a little tacker and recognized that I feared my little ones drowning! What came first. The joking or the fear? I have been wondering since. Some may find the humor very wrong or distasteful, and I am not at all sure how I feel about this. Any thoughts?
Some may find it distateful but most with any sense would know it was all just lighthearted kidding.
But I do understand what you said about remembering what happened to you and no doubt you had that feeling of utter fear at the thought of that happening to them, at least for that second or two. But knowing they are safe and being tended to.
Habee is right she had a good comeback, pretty good for someone so young. lol
To the point of your post, I would say that humour is often a response to our fears, like a safety valve or a reminder of real dangers while trying to suppress the partly irrational fear. In the same way that aggression is a fear response. Humour in a person shows a healthy mind I would say - good on your grand-daughter !
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