It's always a good thing to get a good laugh on...they say it's good for your health! :) Well, this time, the laugh was at Miguel's expense...I really got him good!
You see, while I was cutting up the beets yesterday for the potato salad, I noticed that one of the roots I had cut off really looked like a rat's tail! So I tucked it under the refrigerator with the "tail" sticking out and was going to call the kids and scare them with it...but since I was busy, I promptly forgot all about it and went on with the meal preparations. Later, as Miguel was sweeping, getting the house ready for company, he saw what he thought was a cable sticking out from under the fridge...so he bent down to push it back under the fridge and realized that it was NOT a cable! So then he was looking around for a shoe or something to kill the "rat"...the funniest thing is that I didn't really realize what was going on until he stood up and turned around with the thing in his hand and I realized that he'd been inadvertently "had" by the "rat"! One look at my face and he knew I'd put it there on purpose! He's always complaining that I'm messy cook and tend to drop a lot of things on the floor (hey, but I can whip up a good meal in 30 minutes!)...but I couldn't blame that one on anything other than what it was...a great practical joke, even if it wasn't really meant for him!
So this morning as I was nursing the baby before getting up out of bed, I remembered the "rat" and started laughing...and then it just struck me as more and more funny and I must have giggled and laughed about that for nigh onto 30 minutes! Miguel wasn't particularly amused at being laughed at, especially at 6 o'clock in the morning but he was a good sport (I'm a little worried about revenge at this point, though).
A couple of observations about this 1) Miguel was really calm about the whole thing! If that had been me, I probably would have made some sort of noise about it...run away, freaked out?! and 2) It felt really, really good to have a laughing fit...I honestly can't remember the last time that happened! I am naturally a very happy person and love to laugh, but there hasn't been a whole lot of that in the last few years...praise God for healing and laughter!