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Where Did My Giggles Go?

I hear the 2 little girls across the streetgiggling 2 playing in their backyard, innocently giggling not knowing anyone is listening.

And I wonder,” when did I quit giggling?”

Was I 5?

No, I remember climbing atop our garage to catch my older sister smoking when I was 5. I thought it was  funny when I saw her inhale and start coughing uncontrollably. I giggled then.

Was I 8?

Don’t think so, because I recall flying through the air in the school giggle 9yard swing and giggling at my sense of freedom.

Maybe I was 12 when I no longer giggled.

No, we moved to Texas that year and my younger sister and I giggled in the car thinking about the cowboys and horses we would see the next morning when we got our first glimpse of the wild west.

Was I 15?

I don’t think so, because it was that year I discovered boys were cute and my girlfriend and I would giggle in the hallway between classes when we passed our current heart throbs.

I’m sure I must have giggled some after that, but it’s locked in my memory bank.

Giggling is different from laughing, and maybe it is a ‘girl thgiggle 6ing’.I guess little boys giggle, but I didn’t grow up with brothers, so I can’t say for certain. All babies giggle.
Do boys still giggle when they are 5 or 8 or 12? And when do giggles turn into laughter? Is there a magic age when we drop the titters and go into full-blown guffaws?

I’m sorry I don’t giggle much anymore.

I think I’ll go across the street and join the little girls. Maybe they can teach me to giggle again.giggle 4

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28 thoughts on “Where Did My Giggles Go?

  1. Hmm, now you’ve got me wondering when I last giggled. I laugh a lot, but you’re right, it’s different. Perhaps I’ll giggle coquettishly at my husband tonight. No doubt he’ll think I’ve lost a marble or two. That actually sounds like fun!

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  2. This post made me giggle! Or was itca titter? Either way, I totally enjoyed this post! What great memories you brought back! You used a very clever way of presenting your topic with the When did I stop giggling! This was delightful!!

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  3. Life tends to throw anti-giggling events at us as we get older, but I remember being a terrible giggler as a teenager. I still do giggle though, usually at most inopportune times….

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    1. Oh Stevie, don’t you just hate it when you giggle just when you should be nodding in understanding at an absurd comment? I do wish I had a nice, tinkling giggle. Rather the sound that comes forth from my mouth is more of a loud laugh.

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      1. The most embarrassing time I remember was on a walk with the family and my son’s future in-laws and their extended family around a local garden of interest. I sauntered along and quite by chance came across a plant with the name Rubus Cockburnianus. I mean…what would you do?

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  4. I don’t giggle, I laugh out loud (very loud ☺️) a lot though. Loved seeing you Monday. Dad mentioned what a delight you always are, I couldn’t agree more!

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    1. Yes, I laugh out loud (my husband said my laugh was like a demented truck driver) too. And I always love seeing you. Nice to have a kindred soul in this hotbed of Republicans! Thanks. mj

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