You’ve heard it a million times before, “Knock, Knock!” “Who’s There?” and all the rest of it.
Rarely, if ever, are they funny enough to warrant even a phony giggle. Even the ones of the adult variety aren’t overly funny.
Something about the joke changes when it comes out of the mouth of a small child though, doesn’t it? We fall on the floor roaring with laughter as the punchline trickles out of their tiny mouths, as if it’s the funniest thing we’ve ever heard in our entire lives.
The best part about it, for me at least, is that the laughter is completely genuine. Something about the fact that your child understands humour and jokes, is comforting and hilarious at the same time.
It’s almost as if you have done your job as a parent by teaching your kid the lighter side of life and that it’s okay to be funny from time to time. It’s no secret that a lot of us get caught up in taking everything too seriously, so it feels good to see that they don’t.
That brings me to this post. My son, at age 4, has learned his very first “Knock, Knock” joke. In true child form, he immediately forgot it, which brought on this video of him reciting what may be the longest “Knock, Knock” joke in the history of joking!
FYI – He was trying to do the one that ends with “Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana”. I tell you this because there is no way you would have guessed it on your own, LOL!
Way to go buddy! Better than Daddy could do!
A version of this was originally posted at Canadian Dad