I think this is going to be the Year of the Joke around our house.
Seems like any time we sit down over dinner, a picnic, a cup of tea, the first words to pop out of Dash's mouth are: "Mum, can I tell you a Joke???"
My six-year-old son has become a Teller of Jokes, sort of. His favourite one is:
Q: "Why was the man sleeping under the car?"
A: "Because he was lazy!!! Ha ha ha ha!"
For some reason the kids he tells it to also think it's just the funniest thing. They fall about laughing! Maybe because he tells it with such enthusiasm?
In the last week of the holidays we had a few playdates and sleepovers.
One was a picnic with Princess's friend Yazzy. We rode bikes to the park, set up our picnic, and then the Joke telling began.
None of them made the slightest sense, but oh boy, there was great hilarity!
It's the funniest thing seeing these three kids repeating to each other the same (made up) joke and them all laughing their heads off, as if (a) they've never heard it before and (b) it was the wittiest thing they've ever heard.
The same scene was repeated when Dash's pal JayJay came for a sleepover. The same joke, the same hilarity??!!
I was laughing too of course, but for completely different reasons.
It's kind of wonderful watching your kids develop their sense of comedy.