Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Knock, Knock. Who's There?

I don't know the age that kids start telling knock knock jokes, but sense of humor starts early.

LittleBird is waiting for me to come upstairs and tell jokes with her.

It started very innocently. Kids love anything that has to do with bodily functions, and now when she gets out of bed 50 times and forces herself to stay awake if we go to bed at the same time we lie next to each other and call each other silly names that all end with butt.

She already knows that Gramma and Grampa would not think this is funny and is very serious about not letting them hear us.

Last night I went to bed early, partially because I was sick of putting her back to bed and partially because I was exhausted. We giggled and sang songs together and called each other bubblebutt and squirrelbutt and hairbutt. It was awesome.

She snuggled close to me. Got right in my face. And I licked her nose.

She squealed with delight and horror. Said it was icky. Then wanted me to do it again.

I have created a monster.

A minute ago I told her I was turning off the computer, but that if she waited for me in her bed I would come upstairs and we could tell jokes together.

Her response?

And LICK each other!!

With a huge grin on her face.

This is the part of the mommy job that I love.


Momma said...

That really is the best part of the Mommy job, isn't it? Hang on to those moments...Peace - D

buddha_girl said...

I think LIttle Bird is Buddha's soulmate.

Rachel said...

Don't worry the knock knock jokes are coming!

The other night Kaylie, who is 7, told a knock knock joke. It went like this:

Kaylie: Knock knock
Haley (who is 4): Who's there?
K: Apple
H: Apple who?
K: Apple and banana. Get it? Apple and banana?

Um, no, I really really don't.

Gypsy said...

Grody! And awesome. :)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

That is just too awesome! I, too, would be laughing by calling everything something-butt!

NATUI-butt! Ha!

MommyWizdom said...

A former co-worker of mine used to answer my "guess what?" questions with "chicken butt!"

It stuck in my head, FOREVER! Now, when someone say "guess what?" the automatic answer in my head is chicken butt.

I made the mistake of saying that one day to my 3yo. She LOVED it! She laughs hysterically for hours - it's awesome!

SSG said...

hahah quality
people dont say 'butt' here though, so maybe bum? it doesnt have the same ring to it though...

re the apple and banana joke, that's genius!


my favourite joke when i was at school was 'why are cigarettes and weasels alike? they're both harmless until you put one in your mouth and try to set fire to it'

I thought that was SOOOOO funny