Have You Heard The One About the Elephant?

Big One is really into telling jokes right now. It's hilarious to listen to him tell a joke. By the punchline, I'm nearly rolling on the floor. But it's not because it's the joke of the year. In fact, I still haven't figured out the punchline of his usual joke. It's the way he tells the joke and starts laughing so hard before he even finishes. It usually goes something like this...

Big One: Hey, Mommy! How do you get an elephant in the refrigerator? (At least I think that's what it is... he's usually already laughing hysterically at this point.)

Me: I don't know.

Big One: Say "How?".

Me: Ok. How?

Big One: With a (peanut butter?) and a (jelly?). (laughs hysterically)

I think it's something about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or peanut and butter, or butter and jelly, even though none of those make sense. He's even creative enough to switch it around using different animals and refrigerators belonging to other family and friends (How does a giraffe get into my cousin Andrew's refrigerator?) Tonight he had a new one.

Big One: Hey, Mommy! How do mermaids get bigger.

Me: I don't know. (Not realizing it was a joke and I was supposed to say "How" instead of "I don't know")

Big One: Say "How".

Me: How?

Big One: In a hole! (again with the hysterical laughing)

What the? I don't get it but I was laughing harder than I have in a long time. It truly is all about the delivery.

2 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Zachie is always saying, "Have you ever seen a.... riding a .....?" And laughing hysterically. 3 year old humor, I tell you, you can't beat it! :-)

Minxy Mimi said...

LOL! Kids are so funny! Sometimes I wish I could laugh at nothing like they do!