PEOPLE ASK how I'm getting along during the war. I tell them I'm sleeping like a baby -- I wake up every few hours crying. Hey, kids, that's a joke.
War itself is not funny, of course. Soldiers and ordinary citizens on both sides suffer tremendously. But since we don't stop eating and breathing just because our country is fighting a war, we don't stop finding funny things in life, either.
Is it OK to laugh when talk of war is everywhere: in your home, on TV, in your school?
Absolutely. In fact, if you DON'T laugh and use the muscles in your face, your mouth will freeze up and you'll never be able to move your lips again.