29 January 21, 2013

Knock Knock

Eleanor and August have both started telling knock knock jokes, and they both always end with the same punchline. It started with E a couple of days ago, when Brandon tried to teach her the concept.


E: Knock knock!
Us: Who’s there?
E: Poo-poo tea pasta booty! (This is a favorite phrase of hers.)
Us: Poo-poo tea pasta booty, who?
E: MOM! *fake laughter*

Now, August is a man of action, not words. He’s going through a language explosion right now, picking up a new word every other day or so, but I was surprised at breakfast the other day when I realized he was trying to tell a knock knock joke.


A: Knock knock!
Us: Who’s there?
A: Mmf pheatuw cat glarbo. (?)
Us: *unsure* Mmf pheatuw cat glarbo, who?
A: *real laughter* MOM!

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    Christina W.
    January 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    “Poo-poo tea pasta booty” made me snarf my iced coffee and now my nose burns. THANKS FOR THAT.

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      Making it Lovely
      January 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      It’s a pretty excellent phrase! She’s been using it for months.

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    Kelly S.
    January 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Ha! Yeah, it took my kids a looong while to get the true hang of knock-knock jokes and puns. But I love that your kids’ punchline is basically, “YOUR MOM!” :-)

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    January 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Hilarious. My (otherwise) smart five-year-old cannot comprehend joke punchlines. Her knock-knock jokes are SO BAD–but I felt more hope for her future at cocktail parties when her friend told an equally terrible knock knock joke. I guess it takes a while to understand word play.

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      January 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      My seven year old daughters are not much better either!

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    January 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ha! We still laugh at the joke my brother used to tell when he was about Eleanor’s age. Knock knock. Who’s there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the bathtub, I’m dwowning. ;)

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    Victoria Rosas
    January 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    this is so sweet and funny!

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    Cherri Porter
    January 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I love that the punch line is “Mom!” That’s usually the case.

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    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    January 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    That is too funny. Definitely one to write down and remember! = ) And maybe to bring up at her wedding.

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    Danette @ All My Love for All My Days
    January 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I think that’s cute story. What a excellent sport you must be to take it from them. :)

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    January 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’m having our 2nd in July and I can’t wait to see how the kids will interact – I know it’s going to be special and make for memories like what you’ve written about here.

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    Focipresley (Bon)
    January 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I have nothing to say but hahahahaha.

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    January 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    So great. :)

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    January 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I think it’s official. Bathroom humor is what unites us as a people. It transcends the lines of gender, race, and class.

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    January 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Somewhere over christmas, my 3 year old picked up the following joke:
    “What snowmans eat?”

    Never gets old, apparently. I tried to adjust it to “What do snowmen eat for breakfast?” but he likes his version better :)

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    Erin R.
    January 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This made me giggle as my children (4 1/2 and a very verbal almost 2) are both into the very same type of knock knock jokes.

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    January 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    This cracked me up! It’s such a fun stage / age. My daughter’s favorite knock knock joke at 3 was: Knock knock,Who’s there? Mickey Mouse’s underwear!!

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    January 22, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I am more than seven times Eleanor’s age and I still can’t tell knock knock jokes properly. On one unintentionally hilarious occasion I got the punchline and the “who’s there?” line mixed up, and the joke was so much funnier.

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    Julia [life on churchill]
    January 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    My two are telling knock knock jokes all the time too! They usually make me tell one. And I’ve found saying something like “chicken” then clucking like a chicken gets the best laugh. Such a cute phase!

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    Heather P.
    January 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Love this! My nephew loves to tell jokes as well. He’s 5 years old, and the punchline for 98% of his jokes is “chicken butt.” Gotta love kids and their weird sense of humor!

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    Mary | lemongroveblog.com
    January 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    So cute! Little humans do the funniest things. :) Sounds like they are keeping ya laughing around there!

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    January 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I am so glad my kid isn’t the only one who uses poop and booty together on a regular basis in conversation. I thought it was a boy thing too…

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    January 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Oh, this made me laugh. I love it!

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    Jennifer Rodgers
    January 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Too funny! I love the illustrations of them.

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    Christine Drumgoole
    January 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I, too, have many upon many loved images saved onto my hard drive. You are not alone, my dear. I think you should go with your heart. You want blue and green – GO FOR IT!

    My children also love silly knock-knock jokes.

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    January 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hahah, they are too cute. I love the knock knock jokes kids come up with. My daughter’s favorite joke, and the one she says a million times..”why did the banana go to the doctor? , “because he didn’t peel well”… she literally falls on the floor hysterically laughing.

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