Recovery from PND – Use Humour!

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This really made me hoot with laughter when a friend sent it to me…. it’s certainly true in this house.

When I was experiencing my worst depression, after the birth of my second son, I found it hard to smile, my face felt too stiff.

These days I am so grateful for a belly laugh, so glad that I can smile and who cares about the wrinkles revealed??!!

I use humour as a way to counteract stress and grumpiness, especial thanks to Billy Connolly and Eddie Izzard for their hilarious DVDs which have restored my sense of humour many times.

And I am always amused to get humourous pix sent by email – not so keen on the sugary, sentimental circular emails  but the sheerly hilarious will always be appreciated by me.

And here’s one of my favourite jokes:

Mummy, Mummy, Mummy! Why do I keep running round in circles?

Shut up!  Or I’ll nail your other food to the floor.

And another:

How many men does it take to wallpaper a room?

Depends on how thinly you slice them!

I’ve been chortling about both of them for about 20 years!

What makes you smile?  What brings out a great guffaw of laughter?


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Posted on: May 21, 2011


  • Reply May 21, 2011

    Naturally Carol

    I needed a laugh..thank you!

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    I find it’s always good if you can have a laugh at yourself too.

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    It’s funny ‘cos it’s true!!!! x

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    That is so true Trudi, great to laugh at myself… and usually lots of silly things done to laugh at. Today’s calamity was totally flooding the laundry when all I meant to do was soak a plant. Hah! Much mopping/washing later..

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    finding my funny bone helps.

    laughing at yourswlf seems to be crucial in parentland.

    jill x

  • Reply May 25, 2011


    I love those funny photos and videos online, for example LOLcats, and song parodies. And many clever bloggers and tweeters make me laugh. My kids and pets make me laugh every day with their funny sayings and the silly things they do. And yes, I do laugh at myself occasionally!

  • Reply July 1, 2011

    Amanda Kendle

    Oh, I love the men/wallpaper one, I’ve never heard it! Lovely 🙂

    Rewinding from the Fibro.

  • Reply July 1, 2011

    A Farmer's Wife

    I love the clean the kitchen idea…. I have a seen a similar thing that says “Drink coffee, do stupid things faster and with more energy”

    Hi From The Fibro.

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    LOL I got a good giggle from those! I need to get myself some comedian on dvds I think!

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    Hehe! They are classic – and so true!!
    Love a bit of Connolly and Izzard too! 🙂
    Hi, from the Fibro!

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    Love that penguin poster – so true! When I was setting up my business (target market is working mums), a business coach asked me what my service guarantee was. I replied it would be a place where Mums can FINISH a cup of hot coffee AND go to the toilet by themselves. The business coach told me that wasn’t a good enough guarantee…….bye bye business coach! HI from the Fibro.

  • Reply July 3, 2011


    Laughter IS the best medicine! Thanks for the reminder 🙂 and these jokes/pictures are hilarious!!

  • Reply July 3, 2011


    Oh I love it!
    That gave me a really good belly laugh!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Rewinding at the Fibro.

  • I’m so glad I chose humour as this week’s theme – I’m getting a few belly laughs just when I need them!

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

  • Reply September 18, 2011


    Can I send you this link. I thought it was hilarious. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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