Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Interrupt Me!

Two months and two weeks ago my boys learned a knock-knock joke. I have heard in numerous -- we'll just use numerous rather than curse -- times since then. But I finally rediscovered the humor in listening to your children tell jokes when I caught Cooper trying to teach Mason how to tell it.

The joke is:

Knock knock

Who's there?

Interrupting Cow.

Interrupting Cow who?

Interrupting ...

-- MOO --

Very cute, but it's all about comedic timing. Ever try to teach that to someone? Cooper is a pro. First he informed Mason that he, "tells the joke wrong."

Mason tried again.

"No, you got to stop my taking with the Moo, Mason. That's interrupting. Now, do it, again."

Mason begins again and just as Cooper gets to the end, you know, the part where Mason should interrupt him with a MOO he slows down so it sounded something like this:

Knock knock

Who's there?

Interrupting Cow.

Interrupting Cow who?

In......(waits) ter..... (waits) rup....... (waits) ting ....... (waits)

Mason! You're supposed to say Moo. Now, say moo before I say cow so that it's an interuppted. OK?

Exasperating, isn't it?


laurel said...

That is so funny! Moo!

Angenette said...

I'm so glad my kids haven't learned that one yet.

Adamo said...

That is seriously one of the funniest knock-knock jokes I've ever heard. And I'm so glad I got to hear Cooper tell it!

Rachel said...

Ever since he heard the snake joke Crew won't stop doing it. Your boys are so cute. We really need to get them together.