Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Laughter Like Medicine

Okay, I know these kid posts are getting a little bit out of control, but it just happens to be all that's going on around here lately!

Today we were playing with my niece and nephew (aka, Jack and Safita's cousins), who are quite a bit older than our precious two.  The older ones were telling jokes, and I thought it was hilarious when Jack joined in and made up his own jokes:

Jack's original spin on the "Why did the chicken cross the road" joke:
Jack: "Mommy, why did the chicken cross the forest?" 
Me: "I don't know...Why?"
Jack: "Because it did!"

Jack's version of a Knock-Knock joke (warning: may be considered poor taste by some):
Jack: "Knock knock."
Me: "Who's there?"
Jack: "Poop-poop."
Me: "Poop-poop who?"
Jack: "Poop-poop Jeremy!"
(We later learned from him that "Jeremy" is the name of germs, according to him, and we all know that germs live on poop!  Very clever.)

Aren't these great?  I love kid jokes.  They're so matter-of-fact, so unpretentious.  And the best part is how Jack roars in laughter at the genius of his own jokes (and in fact, so does his devoted sister). 

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