A day in a parent’s life is hardly ever perfect. Despite your best efforts, despite the hours and energy you spent, things may go wrong, you find things out of control. The kids didn’t do what they promised to do (or do weird stuff or worse), your spouse misunderstood you, your in-laws say the wrong things, your work is driving you crazy . . . You feel like giving up! In such moments, a sense of humour can lift and restore your spirit. A smile, a laugh – a good sense of humour can really help you become a better parent and person. Humour can help keep stress and depression at bay. As a wise person said, “The next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it.” Lift yourself up with positive thoughts.