Friday, April 10, 2009

Knocking the Knock, Knock

The kids are going through a phase where they're enamored with cheesy jokes. Knock knock jokes, "why did the [blank] cross the road" jokes, etc. (Thanks a lot "Good Laughternoon" on Sid the Science Kid.)

Except sometimes they try to make up their own and they're not very good at it. Claire does okay occasionally, but Scott... [shaking head]

Here is what the jokes are like:

Why did the picture frame cross the road?


Because it was chasing the milk!


M's response to one of these "gems" the other day was:

Why did the porcupine cross the road?



I couldn't have said it better myself.


Sherry said...

My nephew, when he was about 4, made up this one:

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Pig who?

And then he squealed with laughter and delight. The Eric and I tell this joke to each other all the time now. It was actually a pretty funny joke when we were camping on a tiny island in New Zealand and our tent got invaded by a couple of marauding pigs.

Bart said...

I enjoy watching kids' reactions to their own made-up jokes. Forced laughter, expectant looks - good stuff.

Good old Homestar Runner.

Kristen Duke said...

mine love the knock knocks, too. it's fun to see them enjoying it...

brook said...

my mom recently threw out my collection of 10 "101 jokes"...i was sad. but luckily most of them are memorized.

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