Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Joker

Pickle is developing a sense of humour. It is fabulous.

Bedtime now comprises one bedtime story, one quick look back through the book, 3 songs and 2 jokes! Am I a bit soft?!

Most of the jokes are about animals crossing the road, or walking on one leg or rolling down a hill. They are not funny. Which makes them so much funnier. Pickle does this lovely false laugh after the joke and says 'that's funny' and we're all expected to crack up. Tonight took a slightly different turn:

Pickle: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Me: I don't know, why did the chicken cross the road?
Pickle: Because the fox was trying to eat it.
Me: (laughing) That's really good.
Pickle: (completely serious) It's not funny Mummy, the fox is trying to eat the chicken.

Oh well, I've never been that good at understanding jokes (evidenced this weekend when my I finally learned that the newspaper wasn't black, white and red all over but black, white and read all over).

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