It started at our last meal out.
It was a child-friendly restaurant where they had activity sheets to keep the young ones occupied.
They nearly worked…
Along with the usual colouring-in the sheets had a few jokes, which we read out to them.
They laughed. A lot.
Did they understand them? I’m not sure. But they at least understood that they were meant to be funny.
Either way the result is that they’ve starting telling jokes of their own.
Here’s an example: “What do you call a monster with a hat on his head?”
“I don’t know: what do you call a monster with a hat on his head?”
“A HAT MONSTER!”
Cue much laughing.
They tried out some of their repertoire on some children at the playground. There was silence. They weren’t used to that! A bit thrown, Ellie then asked: “Was that funny?”
Sadly, I think, their career as comedians now seems to have stalled.
Mind you, when I give Jake & Ellie a gem like “What do you call a dinosaur with bad eyesite?” “A do-ya-think-he-saurus!” I just get blank looks.
I guess there’s just no accounting for taste!
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