Lola is 40

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LOLA IS 40 IS THE MOSTLY TRUE, HARDLY EVER EXAGGERATED ADVENTURES OF LOLA AND HER FAMILY. WAIT, MAKE THAT THE MOSTLY EXAGGERATED, HARDLY EVER TRUE ADVENTURES...NO, SCRATCH THAT. HOW ABOUT THE SOMEWHAT TRUE, OCCASIONALLY EMBELLISHED...

Lori (Lola) is a winner of Top 25 Funny Moms - 2012

When you need a good laugh, where (besides your own blog) do you turn?

Typically, I find laughter halfway through a bottle of wine.
Unfortunately there are usually tears by the time I reach the bottom, so that never works out so great.
Ok, that's untrue.
I find the most laughter in my home. My husband and my children crack me up. We have a unique, quite possibly demented sense of humor over here. Now don't tell them I told you, but my family is actually WAY funnier than I.
Truth be told, without them I would have nothing humorous to blog about.
So basically, I steal their shtick and VOILA, I have blog fodder.
See how I went from Yiddish to French within one phrase?
I'm worldly and smart like that.
Other than laughing with (or at) my family, I would have to say that I look for comedy everywhere I go. I seek in out in books, blogs, movies, on t.v and of course, in real life.
Laughter is truly the best medicine...and it's much cheaper than Prozac.

What's your child's weirdest habit?

My children have this very strange habit of plugging their ears and going "lalalalalalala" whenever I'm speaking to them.
Weird right?
Also, they do this really bizarre thing where they DON'T laugh when I'm being completely and delightfully hilarious. Sometimes they even roll their eyes and shake their heads back and forth as if...well, as if perhaps I'm NOT funny at all.
I know.
That's just crazy talk.
Other than that, I can't think of anything weird that they do.
I think I got most of the weirdness in our family.
At least that's what my kids tell me. Daily. Sometimes hourly. Occasionally via text.
I guess they don't want me to forget.

What's the most bizarre parenting product or children's toy you've seen or heard of?

I would have to say that the "bag o' broken glass" was a bizarre children's toy. In hindsight I may have had a lapse of judgment with that one. The lesson there is that you should never buy your children's products out of the back of some guy's truck. Seafood, yes. Children's toys, no.
Now, the "Fisher Price Wine Bottle Opener" was a good one. Nothing like training your toddlers early, so that you can be served a glass of your favorite Merlot without having to get off the couch.
I can't recall any others, as my kids are getting older now and only talk about ipods, iphones, ipads, imacs and whatever else starts with "i". All I know is with all of these "i" purchases...ibroke.