Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Knock Knock

Who's There?

Knock


Knock Who?

Knock me out, until this phase is over.

Maddie is big into knock-knock jokes, lately. She learned her first one from the Doodlebops. I hate that show, and so does everyone I know. Even Maddie. But, for some reason, the joke stuck.

Knock knock

Who's There?

Cargo

Cargo Who?

Cargo vroom vroom

Now, she makes up her own knock knocks. And they aren't really funny. That's if they even make any sense. There is one about my hair. Hair who? Hair grows out of your head and looks crazy. And the cup. Cup who? Cuppity-doop-dee-da And the dog. Dog who? Dog is not a cat or a cow or a human.

And, when she tells what is intended to be the punchline, she laughs hysterically. Holding her stomach, rolling on the floor laughing. No matter what the joke is, or if it is really funny at all, she expects everyone to laugh with her. And we usually do laugh at, I mean, with her.

I wanted to teach her that most jokes make sense and are funny. I told her some of the old jokes that I knew when I was little. Didn't work. I think they were a little over her head. So, I tried a different approach.

Knock Knock

Who's there?

Mommy

Mommy who? (already giggling)

Mommy needs a nap.

She looked at me, with the most serious look on her face "Mommy, that's not funny."

I didn't have the heart to tell her that her's aren't funny either. I just keep laughing like a hyena.

Cause that's what moms do.

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8 comments:

jenipooh92802 said...

Alright honking hyena! Remember that?? Yeah, Victoria tries to do jokes but she doesn't really get it yet.

Amy said...

We are dealing with the same thing here! The 6YO and the 3YO like to make up jokes in the car and just crack each other up. I just don't get it.

Kellan said...

I thought yours was funny!! They all do this - make up their own knock knock jokes that aren't really funny - sometimes that just makes it funny though - right? Cute post - see you later. Kellan

Irene said...

Oh I LOVE your new blog look! Very cute!!!!!

My 6 yo is also into knock knock jokes. But she has no idea what they really are so none of them make sense. SHE thinks they are hilarious of course.

And thanks for the well wishes for my little one, she is MUCH better.

suchsimplepleasures said...

my friends 3 year old daughter is going through the same stage. every answer to her knock knock is the same...sarah bobera!! then, she rolls on the floor in hysterics!
it's funny and, i'm so glad my kids didn't go through that or, they would have been locked in the dungeon!!

Amy said...

Yes, we are in the same stage. I am actually excited to hear some new knock knock jokes. So far we only hear "Orange who? Orange you glad I didn't say banana."

Sarah O. said...

Oh, My. God. Preschool knock-knock jokes AND the Doodlebops.

My heart goes out to you!

kimmie said...

I remember my girls, especially Hannah, going through the same phase. I even bought her a knock knock joke book, but she only liked hers that didn't make sense.

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