I have a joke for you!

I’m sitting at the table with my 5-year-old granddaughter watching her paint a picture, when my mind takes a leave of absence, and I decide I’m going to tell her a joke!

Now for anyone who has ever told a kid a joke before, you know that you must be prepared for, well…failure.

So in my absent state of mind, I proceed to tell her the only joke I can remember the punch line for.

Me: Knock, knock

Her: Who’s there

Me: Boo

Her: Boo who

Me: Boo who!! Why are you crying? πŸ™‚

Her: That’s not funny grandma. 😦

Hmmm. I guess I won’t be telling that one again!

But before you leave disappointed with the bad joke as well….she let me know that she had a “good joke” for me!

Are you ready for this?

Her: So Grandma, what do you call a princess that takes all day long to clean her room?

Me: I don’t know. What do you call her?

Her: You call her “Slow White“! Get it Grandma? I changed “Snow” to “Slow” to make it funny!! (at which she begins to laugh uproariously!)

Me: Oh I get it! πŸ™‚ That’s a good one! You are soooo funny!

Because that’s what Grandma’s do. Β They laugh at their grandkids jokes.

All of them!

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6 thoughts on “I have a joke for you!

  1. Oh this made me laugh, especially the comment about being prepared for failure when telling jokes to kids. πŸ™‚

    • Becky says:

      It’s true though, right? πŸ™‚ I didn’t even get a “courtesy” laugh from her. It was a complete bomb! Ha! Oh well…her’s made up for mine!

  2. Jessie says:

    She had a good one! My kids jokes usually go something like this:
    Knock knock
    who’s there
    ummmm…..carrot
    carrot who
    Carrot on your head
    Then they laugh uproariously because that’s what you do at the end of a joke. Or maybe because vegetables on heads are funny? Maybe it’s me who doesn’t get it! πŸ™‚

    • Becky says:

      Oh it’s you, you just don’t get it πŸ™‚ Your little girls are a riot!! I’m pretty sure veggies on your head are just downright hilarious!
      If they only knew, most of the time, what they say without trying to be funny, is a lot funnier than any joke they could ever come up with! But I guess we gotta give them an “A” for trying, and….laughing is a lot easier to listen to than crying, that’s for sure!

  3. Imelda says:

    Ha! But her joke is really funny, and she made it up herself. πŸ™‚

    • Becky says:

      Yes it was! Certainly better than mine, that’s for sure! She was quite proud of that one, I thought it was pretty funny too! πŸ™‚

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