Little Jokers

The past several days, my children have been telling knock-knock jokes.

Knock-knock jokes told by a six-year-old follow the basic structure, but generally lack a punchline.

Knock knock!

Who’s there?

Slime!

Slime, who?

Slime me, and I’ll slime your baby.

Knock-knock jokes told by a two-year-old are something else entirely. They vary somewhat from one another, but they all contain, “knock knock!” and “poop.”

Knock knock!

Who’s there?

Peas!

Peas, who?

Poop!

or

Knock knock!

Who’s there?

Slime!

Slime, who?

Poop!

Turns out, “poop!” is a fairly effective punchline.

5 comments

  1. Renee · November 12, 2011

    lol gotta love it!

    Like

  2. Teacher Cindy · November 11, 2011

    My favorite knock knock joke:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Pickle.
    Pickle who?
    Pickleberry!

    Yes, I heard it thousands of times, and it made me laugh every time. And now I tell it at the snack table and it makes all the 3yos in my class laugh. Sorry, parents in my class.

    Like

    • CJ · November 12, 2011

      I tried it on my kids. They approve.

      Like

  3. Too creative for this life · November 11, 2011

    Ah – the universal ‘we understand humor but not punchlines stage’. My kids do the same thing with knock-knocks, and laugh hysterically, and then just say, “mom doesn’t get it” when I can’t fake another laugh about poop or my 5 yr old’s favorite underwear punchline, and then they laugh at me – or worse – repeat the joke in case I might get it this time. šŸ™‚

    Like

    • CJ · November 11, 2011

      Oh, the repetition! That’s what really, really gets me! My daughter’s very first joke (when she was two) was about underwear. It wasn’t a bad joke, all things being equal, but they all lose their luster on the twentieth telling.

      Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting!

      Like

Your turn! What's on your mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s