"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? "

-Captain Jack Sparrow


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kid Jokes

The author of one of my favorite blogs, Catherine Newman of Dalai Mama, recently wrote about childhood milestones and mentioned one of her daughter's…

"Birdy, meanwhile — well, she's working on her own goals. Like the correct telling of the banana/orange knock-knock joke, which remains currently unmastered. "Banana you glad I didn't say ... Wait. Wait. Banana you glad ... Wait. Banana orange you glad? Hold on. I'm starting over."

This could be taken almost verbatim from a video of Joey telling of the same joke (or maybe it was me that screwed it up). Either way, it reminded me of another joke that Joey couldn't quite get right.

The joke should go…
Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Dwain
Dwain who?
Dwain the tub, I'm dwowning.

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And now, Joey's 2-year-old version…
Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Dwain
Dwain who?
Dwain, get me out of here. I'm drowning.

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1 comment:

Geo said...

Well, it's a great joke either way!

(I can empathize—I'm awful at getting jokes right.)