At the risk of offending family, friends and readers, I’m going to tell you something. During the weekend, there were three people in my house over the age of 50. To protect the innocent, I will not name names, especially since two of these individuals might wish to deny what I’m about to tell you.
Which is: For a period of approximately 10 hours over two days, each of us wore a cabbage leaf on our head, regardless of what we were doing. One of us started the fashion while fixing dinner. The trend was apparently so enticing that the remaining two happily perched cabbage leaves on their heads as well. We even went so far as to utilize clips and bobby pins to ensure the leaves didn’t fall off. We agreed that, fresh from the fridge, the leaves felt cool and quite comfortable.
Over dinner, we kept looking at each other thinking how silly the other looked, forgetting we were all wearing similar toques; it was only when we happened to catch our reflections in the mirror that we remembered. And the jokes kept coming until we almost made ourselves sick laughing.
Silly? You better believe it! But, sometimes silliness makes sense. Laughter, fun and a positive outlook are some of the tools that take the edge off our fraught, busy lives and keep us young. It’s too easy to get caught up in the seriousness of today, so, when you see the chance to grab a harmless laugh or do something silly, do it. You’ll be amazed how good you feel.
And, the next time you make coleslaw, set those outer leaves aside and give a whole new meaning to ‘dressing for dinner.’ It will change the course of your meal!
So, what do YOU do for fun or silliness?