“I’ll Cry a Little and Then Laugh Again”

Our 3-year-old grandson Alex comes up with the most profound comments. When an adult asked another grandson to stop poking or tickling Alex, they added,  “Although he’s laughing now, if you keep doing it he’ll eventually cry about it. Alex immediately informed the adult, “I’ll just cry a little and then laugh again.”

Heidi and the Twins IMG_0274

Even at the tender age of 3-years old, Alex understands the wisdom of sometimes taking a little time to cry, and then to begin to laugh again.

(Alex is on the left in the photo, being held by my Beloved and with his twin brother Zach.)

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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11 Responses to “I’ll Cry a Little and Then Laugh Again”

  1. Wise words from someone so young

  2. Wisom and adorableness.

  3. ksbeth says:

    what wonderful insight. an old soul –

    • russtowne says:

      “An old soul” Your comment reminded me that I was often referred to as “an old soul” throughout my childhood. Perhaps as I age I’ll become a younger soul. It seems in some ways it’s already happening.

      • ksbeth says:

        Yes, even since I’ve been your writing it seems you have become lighter I think your theory might be correct

        • russtowne says:

          Thank you for your feedback, Beth. I think having young grandchildren, writing children’s books, and having so much more daily freedom (no commute, no bosses, and a much better financial situation) than I had earlier in life all contribute to the lightness I feel. It’s a terrific feeling.

        • russtowne says:

          I also meant to add in my reply to you that having so many good, delightful, and supportive people in my life via social media and otherwise has also contributed to my lightness of being.

  4. Many adults never gain this perspective. And what adorable grandsons you have!

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