Jokes of youth.
What’s that one joke you told as a young child that made you and your friends laugh so hard that your tummy muscles burned, you could hardly breathe, and you accidentally farted in blissful delight?
As a dad of three very young girls, I’ve have the good fortune of observing developing youth and all the innocence and discovery that comes with it. My oldest, who is now 5 ½ years of age, has started coming home from school armed with jokes. What’s ironic is that many of her jokes are the exact same jokes I was telling at her age. So it’s fascinating to watch as she saunters up to me with a mischievous grin and a giggle and blurts, “Hey dad, wanna hear a joke?” And then she lays it on me. I laugh. I mainly find her jokes funny because I find it cute that she’s trying to make me laugh. But for her…wow. She just busts up laughing like she’s on drugs. And what’s even funnier is how her 3 ½ and 1 ½ year old sisters end up rolling on the floor, cracking up like they are on drugs too. I don’t think the younger two really understand the jokes. They’re just being infected by the uncontrollable laughter of big sis. And though I don’t personally find my kids’ jokes funny from a purely humorous perspective, I can’t help but enjoy and laugh along with the sounds of childhood delight. OK, it’s more like high-pitched cackling mixed with struggled breathing.
Which brings me to this – What’s that one childhood joke that you found insanely funny when a youth? Here’s mine…
A bunny and a bear are sitting next to each other on a log taking a dump. After a few pushes and grunts, the bear looks over at the bunny and says…
BEAR – “Bunny, do you ever have problems with poo sticking to your fur?”
BUNNY – “Why no Bear. Why do you ask?”
And with that, Bear grabbed Bunny and wipes his butt with Bunny.
I know, perhaps not so funny as an adult. But this joke delivered hours upon hours of gut-aching laughter as a kid.
What’s your awesome kid joke?
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PHILIP: Definitely wouldn’t be considered PC, but as kids, we thought Helen Keller jokes were the funniest things. Here are a few:
Why is Helen Keller’s legs wet?
Her dog is blind too.