By Shannon Magsam, Ladybug’s mama
“What was the last goofy thing you did?”
I pondered it for a bit and when I couldn’t come up with any goofy thing, so I looked over and asked my husband, who was reading next to me in bed:
“What was the last goofy thing I did?”
He had to think for a minute. Or four.
We finally came up with something, but it was a bit of a stretch. I realized I hadn’t been acting goofy for a while. And when I say goofy, I mean fun, silly. Not so serious, worky-worky and grim. I’ve been a bit of a killjoy lately, particularly with my own family.
I can remember what it feels like to be a “fun” mom. I was full-on fun mom when Ladybug was younger. I took her to every community event, got into traditions with gusto and generally seized the day. Of course, Ladybug is getting older, but she’s still only 11. The truth is, I’ve been feeling a little bleh lately.
I bring it when I’m out and about, but my family is often getting my leftovers.
I think that little question – and the fact that I didn’t like my answer — is what sparked me to dress up for Halloween this year. I usually don’t dress up, but I knew I needed to shake it up a little.
As the 80s song goes, “Girls just wanna have fun.”
So I pulled together an 80s mash-up costume.
And I did indeed have fun.
I recommend it to you other moms out there. If you’ve been pulled down by work, responsibilities, debt, or fill in the blank, it will make you feel better to laugh.
I promise the other stuff will suck you back in way too fast.
So tell me: What was the last goofy thing you did?
Shannon Magsam is mama to Ladybug (a salty/sweet tween girl who still likes things like superheroes and unicorns, thank goodness) and is married to John, a fun-loving newspaperman/entrepreneur.