First Grade Comedy

A while ago I posted about my daughter’s blossoming sense of humor, as she begins to understand the fine art of sarcasm (From Literal to Sarcastic).  She’s also learning to tell jokes with an actual punchline. But good joke delivery is a skill that takes practice and refinement, a process which can be both entertaining and excruciating for the audience.

Here’s how it went last night while she was in the tub:

What do you call a sick dollar?
I don’t know.
An ill bill. Get it? It’s sick, so “ill”. And “bill”, like a dollar bill.
Yep, I get it.
I know another one.
Why did the butcher get arrested?
I don’t know.
Oh. I forgot that one. But here’s another.
Go ahead.
Why is the butcher mean?
I don’t know, why?
Because he beat the eggs and creamed the cheese.
Was that a butcher or a baker?
Oh. Maybe it was the baker. Well. Whatever! (splash)

It works for bath time, but she might not quite be ready for prime time. Also, I’m pretty sure the baker whipped the cream, not creamed the cheese, but it still kind of works her way!

About perfectday

There is always something bumping around in my head, and if I leave it up there, I will go crazy. So I try to get my thoughts out onto paper (or the current equivalent). Mostly this blog is just for me to keep my sanity, but I also hope there's a nugget or two in there that other people find worth reading.
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