Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

His humor March 15, 2016

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MY HUSBAND POSSESSES a distinct sense of humor. It’s not an I am funny, ha, ha, listen to me type of joke-telling humor. Rather, it’s understated, punching into conversation when least expected. Humor is one of the qualities I really appreciate in him.

Randy makes me laugh when I need laughter. He makes me smile when I need a smile. His humor balances my serious personality.

He reads the comics. I don’t. Sometimes he clips a comic from the paper and sticks it on the fridge, just for me. He doesn’t tell me. He waits for me to notice. And when I do, I laugh at the appropriateness of the joke. And then I smile because he was thoughtful enough to think of me while reading the funnies.

You gotta love a guy like this.

When it comes to greeting cards, he likes funny. I like poetic and romantic and serious. He chooses cards for the guys in the family. You know, cards about beer and growing old with a humorous twist. Sometimes I nix his choices or add a personal note, Randy chose this card.

When he was tasked to design a onesie for our soon-to-be-born granddaughter, he presented an idea. I had to reject it given our daughter would never put the shirt on her daughter. But then he came up with another idea and set to work stenciling an owl and printing accompanying words. His design is a perfect example of his humor:


Nocturnal creature onesie, 3


Fitting for a newborn, wouldn’t you say?

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


26 Responses to “His humor”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    Randy’s humor is one of his most endearing qualities. Love the shirt.

  2. L-O-V-E 🙂 I can relate to your husband’s humor because mine is pretty similar in nature – ha! We were heading to the store one day and I stated to my husband that the squirrel in the bank drive thru must be making a nut deposit – at first it went over his head and then I got a delay of laughter – hehe. You two will balance each other out and be the bestest grandparents 🙂 Happy Day – Enjoy:)

  3. Littlesundog Says:

    That’s PERFECT. 😀

  4. Kevin Kreger Says:

    So what was the one you rejected?

  5. That is SO funny – I need to get one of those for all my my grandchildren. I have some pretty sleep deprived sons this year! great sense of humour he has – c

  6. Jackie Says:

    Ha ha, good one Randy, so true isnt it!

  7. chlost Says:

    Yes, that is definitely something that would be selling if it were in a store! Hope he can get it out there. I know everyone has probably been telling you this, but it is true. Being a grandparent is one of the absolutely best things in life. Enjoy every single moment.

  8. Love that and its so true. Did he volunteer to rock the baby all night?

  9. Marneymae Says:

    That’s funny, & so spot on!

  10. I love it! I’d have my baby wear that. Although she’s finally figuring out the nights and days, thank goodness!

  11. Sue Ready Says:

    Love the spot on humor and quite creative. Curious what other onsies did the male guests make at shower?

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