Sunday, January 28, 2007

The art of knock-knock jokes

Sorry I have been blog absent for the last couple of days. That usually means I’m busy with the sex toy business! That plus the endless search for a new vacuum cleaner has kept us extremely busy.

I was going to do an entire post on things my son said over the weekend, but I think I am going to make that into an entire Thursday 13 of Eli comments. But one of them I have to give you now. It’s so good, I just can’t wait.

I went to hug Eli, my 4-year-old, and he grunted and yelled, “MOMMY! You are popping my personal space bubble!!”

I was surprised, yet extremely impressed with his ability to express himself. God, I love that boy!

That and his newfound fascination with knock-knock jokes have been keeping me extremely entertained. Although I really need to have a talk with him on the importance of a punchline. His knock-knock jokes are usually something like this:

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Cabinet who?
Cabinet doors!

Then he laughs hysterically. Honestly, mine probably aren’t much better. My favorite knock-knock joke is this one:

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Banana who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Banana who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Eli loves that one. But he doesn’t seem to get any of my other jokes. Mainly because when I ask him the rhetorical joke question, he answers me. That doesn’t really work. Today, I asked, “Why did the chicken cross the playground?”

Obviously, you’re supposed to say, “Why?” Eli said, “Well, he probably crossed the playground to get out of the way so he wouldn’t get hit by the swings.”

That’s a very logical answer, and to me, that’s funnier than the actual punchline, which incidentally is, “To get to the other slide.”

Oh, that’s a good one. I think I’m a little slap happy. I need some coffee.

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Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

do you sell accordians honey? mine seems to have dead batteries again.... smiles, bee

Morgen said...

Oh -- Bee!

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To prove to the possum it could be done without becoming a speed bump!


ps: that Eli is a character! You need to write a book of Elisms!