Budding sense of humor.

Not quite blossomed, but budding. The other night in the car, Trent and I thought Carson was trying to tell a knock, knock joke. We would hear him quietly saying to himself: Knock, knock. Uh-oh. Hehehehe. We have no idea if that was, in fact, what he was doing and if so, where he heard it. But, of course, we could not let this small sign of attempted humor go without constant proding and modeling. (It is suprising how few knock knock jokes I actually know off the top of my head…any suggestions?) However, as we tried harder, his “jokes” did not improve much. In fact, the double knock at the beginning of each joke from which the genre gets its name has somehow morphed into one, loud KNOCK! Also, the only name he can remember to say after “who’s there” is Jo or Jo-jo. (Holla!) And always after that the joke kind of dissolves into fake gaffaws. You’ll also noticed I have reverted to the high chair video, which may become our only means of procuring a clip of this kid, because he canNOT keep his hands off the camera or lense, and I think we’ve established that I am not the laid back type of mom who will let my child play with my semi-expensive digi cam. So, for now, I give you: Carson’s joke. Ready….set…..


  1. Thae actaully KNOCK of the knock knock joke can be very tricky. I think he has that first one pretty well mastered. I love how pleased he is with his sense of humor.

  2. I purposefully waited until Elisha was watching her morning show before I pulled up the video. Didn’t matter. As soon as she heard Carson’s voice, she raced to the computer and asked to play it over and over and over…

  3. I can’t tell you the HOURS of fun (and somewhat mind-numbing) dinner conversations that knock, knock jokes have provided for us. The best part is that a good punchline is totally optional and does not in any way add to or take away from the funny-ness of a joke when told by a three year old! Here are the ones offered by Theo and Alexa:

    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Duane who?
    Dwain the bathtub, I’m dwowning!

    Knock, Knock
    Who’s there?
    Lettuce who?
    Lettuce in, it’s cold out here!

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