You must be joking

9 out of 10 women will choose a man with a sense of humor over a man with good looks, the recent study reveled.

I picked up Little J from preschool and he seemed a tad under the weather.

Little J: Mommy I need you to cheer me up.

Me: OK, what do you have in mind?

Little J: How about we drive down to Seattle, have some sushi and stop by the Lego store?

Me: Hmmm. How about I tell you a joke instead?

Little J: We are not going shopping right?

Me: No.

Little J: OK, let’s see if jokes work.

We stopped by to gas up the car and decided to go through the car wash. My two fool proof jokes did not do the trick so I quickly googled ‘kid friendly jokes’ and fired top 30 one after another. I must admit there were some great ones that even made me laugh. Like: what did zero say to an eight? Nice belt!

Little J and I took turns and he was countering every joke I delivered with one he made up on the fly. I am his mother and you know I love him more then the universe but boy oh boy. The kid cannot tell a joke to save his life.

Me: Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide.

Little J: What did the zebra use to cross the road?

Me: ( sounds promising…) What?

Little J: A stick and a car.

Me: Hmmmmm… I don’t get it.

Little J: To balance across the stick and use the car to get to the other side.

Me: ???!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!??

For the record: my son is very, very witty. But jokes are not his thing. Luckily he is handsome. Let’s hope all those women were being polite when they said funny wins over good looking…

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  1. Alison May 2, 2013 at 05:00 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Hah! Don’t worry, by the time he’s 7, he will have you cracking up.
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  2. [email protected] Mom May 2, 2013 at 05:03 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Sometimes jokes are funniest when they make absolutely no sense at all. (We have a lot of those around here.) :)
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  3. rachel May 2, 2013 at 20:33 #

    Twitter: racheldrechsel
    Oh so handsome. He’ll eventually be funny. How could he not with a mom like you? ; )
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  4. Ally May 3, 2013 at 07:04 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Quick wit will win out over jokes every time. Besides, how could anyone resist that adorable little man?
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  5. Anne LeBlanc May 3, 2013 at 07:53 #

    Twitter: littleredhens
    Love it!
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  6. Kim Pugliano May 3, 2013 at 07:58 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Haha! I posted this to my Facebook yesterday:
    Me: Hot Joe will you please make me a screwdriver?
    Noah (who is beautiful even at 13): Will you make me a drill?
    This kid’s got it all.

    • Stasha May 3, 2013 at 20:00 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love it! And he sure does!!

  7. Wendy Coffman May 3, 2013 at 10:15 #

    Twitter: stampingrules
    HA! Your little guys is totally adorable. The current #1 joke in my minivan (three boys, mind you) goes
    Knock Knock. Who’s There?
    Interrupting .
    Interrrupting Random thing who? (’cause they only know how to interrupt when you don’t want them to)
    BOOGER! (shouted as loud as possible. Sigh…
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    • Stasha May 4, 2013 at 09:44 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Somehow bad jokes are funny when told by other kids. Cause that made me laugh.

  8. Lucy Loo May 3, 2013 at 13:02 #

    ha ha! he’s lucky – good looking and hot on surrealist humour too!
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  9. Clarinda May 3, 2013 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
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  10. Kerry B May 4, 2013 at 22:19 #

    Twitter: new2two
    my girls do the same thing and after the 50 one I can’t fake laugh anymore but I do love watching how witty and funny they find themselves.
    That picture is fantastic by the way!
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  11. Rosie May 5, 2013 at 06:52 #

    Reminds me of a joke my four year old tried to tell me once…
    Him: Knock, knock
    Me: Who’s there?
    Him: Potato
    Me: Potato who?
    Him: POTATO SOUP! (and then he falls into a fit of giggles that he can’t stop.)
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  12. Rorybore May 5, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    brace yourself….the fart jokes are coming. :)
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  13. kelly kardos May 12, 2013 at 08:08 #

    Your posts are always endearing!! xo

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  15. Antarabesque May 17, 2013 at 11:16 #

    My five year old came up with this one
    What do you get when you cross a duck with a flower?
    A Daffy Dilly.

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