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
Her: Boo who
Me: Boo who!! Why are you crying? 🙂
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! 🙂 That’s a good one! You are soooo funny!
Because that’s what Grandma’s do. They laugh at their grandkids jokes.
All of them!
Oh this made me laugh, especially the comment about being prepared for failure when telling jokes to kids. 🙂
It’s true though, right? 🙂 I didn’t even get a “courtesy” laugh from her. It was a complete bomb! Ha! Oh well…her’s made up for mine!
She had a good one! My kids jokes usually go something like this:
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! 🙂
Oh it’s you, you just don’t get it 🙂 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!
Ha! But her joke is really funny, and she made it up herself. 🙂
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! 🙂