The girls consider themselves a pair of stand-up comedians at the moment.
It’s like living with Hamish and Andy as they spur each other on telling one ridiculous joke after another. The sillier, the better in their books. As far as Miss Three’s concerned, all jokes should incorporate an element of toilet talk. Nothing’s funnier than a bum or poo when you’re three, am I right?
Miss Five became intrigued with jokes around Christmas time. You know those corny ones you get out of the Christmas crackers? Ever since then, they’ve been telling jokes to each other until they’re rolling around on the floor laughing.
There’s one problem though. They haven’t quite mastered the art of joke telling. Their jokes are completely nonsensical and don’t have a punch line, but they’re just so ridiculous they are actually funny. Well, they are the first few times you hear them anyway …
Here’s a few samples of what I’m dealing with at the moment.
Miss Five: Why didn’t Barbie cross the road?
Miss Three: Because there was a red light?
Miss Five: No.
Miss Three: Because there was a green light?
Miss Five: Because there were clowns on the other side of the road and clowns are scary.
Miss Five: What do you call a camel with no humps?
Miss Three: A camel!
Miss Five: Pregnant!
Me: I think you mean a camel with three humps. (Thanks Zootopia)
Miss Five: Why did the orange cross the road?
Miss Three: Because he ranned out of juice.
Cue hysterical laughter.
Miss Three laughs so hard she passes wind.
Cue even more hysterical laughter.
Miss Five: Where does a fish keep his money?
Miss Three: In his handbag.
Miss Five: In the riverbank!
Me: Wait, what?! That was an actual joke.
Miss Five beams, although I’m about 90% sure she doesn’t understand the joke.
What do you think? Did you get a laugh? Perhaps their talent is in the delivery of the jokes and the confused banter they have between each other.
Regardless, our house is a pretty funny and happy place to be in right now and that’s exactly what we all need. Sure they still bicker, but it’s lovely to see some sunshine and light mixed in there too.
Are your kids into telling jokes? What’s yours or your kid’s favourite joke?
Linking up today with the ever-amazing EssentiallyJess.