Humour Round-up: A dose of hilarity

Humour round-upWelcome back, ye faithful followers of jocund hilarity. The success of the first humour round-up means I am back with a second instalment of the funnies. Goodness knows we need it! 

The fickle spring sunshine still has most of us layered in woollies as we cough, sneeze and splutter our way through the grind of daily life. There is nothing amusing about running the central heating in overdrive at the end of March. The dismal performance of the England cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup has only added to the gloom.

It’s days like these that make me crave chocolate and a generous helping of the giggles to wash away my woes. Tor at Tea Cup Toria has an audio rendition of her original works to help with just that. She gives homework a Gruffalo-inspired make-over with a little help from her son. Her poem will make you see something as everyday as homework in a whole new light.

Staying with the theme of poems inspired by our sons (they do seem to have a knack of making their mothers spout poetry. I should know, I have one), Cathy from The Wicked World of Lucas has penned an anthology to her Little Big Man and his romantic escapades. She ends with an ode to red wine that will have you smiling and nodding along in agreement.

As I was Rambling Through Parenthood, the whole fracas surrounding children’s birthday parties really got my goat. I was so miffed, I did what I tend to do in emotionally charged situations – resort to satire to vent some of the pent-up frustration. We really ought to stop making a big deal over kids’ birthdays, don’t you think?

Ever wondered what the best way was to spice up your marriage, especially after you’ve had kids? Wry Mummy has found a very effective if rather unconventional solution to the problem, not one I would opt for in a hurry. But if you have a keen sense of adventure and don’t particularly mind sharing your space with rodents, this could be for you. 

I am not particularly keen on winter, as you have probably guessed from the introduction to this round-up. I am a bit ‘nesh’, as Mummy Shambles would put it. She shares a few amusing anecdotes that will have you in stitches.

There are some things they tell you when you are pregnant and there are some they don’t. Placenta Brain or Baby Brain falls in the latter category. Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes talks through her top five baby brain fails. See if you can add to her list.

Can shopping really be dangerous? According to Claire from Ninja Killer Cat it can be. She has also devised a special curse to be used in certain shopping-related situations, one I intend to use for free before she has it trademarked and then I have to pay for it.

The 40 Year Old Domestic Goddess puts a humorous spin on the horrors of PMS, something many of us will identify with. 

Stupidgirl45 adds a dash of juvenile humour to the mix with a selection of funny cards that made her laugh so hard, she cried. She challenges you to read her post to check if all those pelvic floor exercises have been worth it! 

So there you have it. A little something to make you smile. Perhaps even chuckle. If you have a serious case of the funnies and have blogged about it, go ahead and tweet me @vaichin. If it makes you giggle, it needs disseminating into the wider world.

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About Vai Chin

Vai has been Rambling Through Parenthood since swapping her scientific paraphernalia for messy play and choo-choo trains. She takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most things and loves to write satire on almost anything. She even manages a spot of creative writing amidst all the chaos of being a stay-at-home mum to her lively little boy.

Vai is a co-author of the GrammoWriMo group novel, The Lonely Wish-Giver. She has also written for the British Mensa North West magazine and SIG newsletters.

In between drinking coffee and eating cake, you will find her in stitches watching stand-up comics on television or cracking up at the next funny story on the Internet.


  1. 14 April 2015 / 15:59

    Thank you do much for including me x