A Final Thought Persian Gulf Showdown

January 24, 1991|By Kevin Cowherd | Kevin Cowherd,Staff writer

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.

At least that's what my mother always says. Of course, she also insists that the Tooth Fairy is real, too.

The point is, it's good to be concerned about the war. It's good to care about our troops in the Middle East, to write them letters, to fly the flag and to wear a yellow ribbon to school.

But it's also good to have fun, too.

Now it's time to get back to your homework, kids.

Or I'm telling.

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