The Silly Side of
By Susie and Otto
The former Beatle Paul
McCartney once wrote a song called "Silly
Love Songs" where he wondered whether people
had had enough of "silly love songs" or
Like Paul, we're not
sure whether people have had their fill of
silly love songs or not but acting silly,
having fun, and yes, even writing a silly
song for your mate, significant other or
friend can enhance your relationship.
Very often, Otto will
make up and sing what he refers to as a
A "Susie song" is a
spur-of-the moment, inspired song about his
beloved that he sings to her about how
amazing he thinks she is--often to the tune
of "I'm a Little Tea Pot."
These "Susie songs" are
certainly not songs that anyone else would
want to hear or think were cute or
funny--but that doesn't matter.
What is important is to
understand that this is one of the things we
do to create a romantic, intimate, happy,
connected moment--when Otto spontaneously
into one of his "Susie
If song-writing isn't
something you would like to do, how about
something else that might be considered
silly or humorous to create a romantic or
special moment that you'll each be sure to
How else can you
embrace the silly side of yourself and life
to create a special, romantic or connected
moment that neither of you will soon
How about renting and
watching a silly movie that you both can
teenage son rented the crazy movie
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky
Bobby" and invited us to watch it with him.
None of us are NASCAR
fans and this movie certainly is not what we
normally watch, but we all laughed
throughout the whole thing. It was
silly and it was really funny.
What it takes to be
silly or doing something fun is going to be
different for every single person reading
this article--and we suggest that you just
go for it.
Don't think or care
about what other people might think during
these times. Just focus on having fun and
creating special moments.
Another idea is to come
up with a time where you and your partner or
friend can go to a park and take on the
personas of 7 year olds or 12 year olds.
Agree to act like that for a specific period
of time--maybe rolling down hills, sledding
in the snow or playing on the playground
The point is to have fun in
a different way than you may normally think
In today's world, we're
all trying to get more done in less time
than ever before. Technology was supposed to
save us from having to do, do, do
but it hasn't worked out that way.
If you are like us, you
spend a lot of time being "serious" and
what we find is that it is such a breath of
fresh air when we laugh and allow ourselves
to be silly and playful--whether it's with
each other or with other people.
Laughing and being
silly is a great way to relax and to
This week, we invite
you to explore how you can enjoy life a
little more by doing or enjoying something
silly--something that you might not normally