Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kids and knock-knock jokes

What is it about kids and horrible knock-knock jokes?  Today DS was interested in the structure of knock-knock jokes and trying to tell some.  I found a great website for kids jokes and he LOVED it.  The kid couldn't stop laughing.  I tried to teach him how to tell one, but he'd keep deviating from the script. 

Knock knock
Who's there?
Boo who?
Boo pumpkinhead (was supposed to be "You don't have to cry about it.")

He still thought it was funny and was happy to tell it and retell it until I couldn't stand it anymore.  Then DH came home and DS told him until HE couldn't stand it anymore.  From my youth, I recall younger kids telling lame jokes that didn't mean anything and it getting pretty annoying.  And now here I am, reliving my youth.

I made up a couple that he really liked:

Knock knock
Who's there?
Ima who?
Ima silly willy
(his favorite)

Knock knock
Who's there?
Who who?
Are you an owl?

I'm a genius aren't it?  Stunning.

1 comment:

  1. I finally remembered one, and DS memorized to tell mom. He thought it was funny but still doesn't get the structure.

    Knock knock
    Who's there?
    Lettuce who?
    Let us in and you'll find out