That moment when you realize you should’ve taught your toddler something months ago:
That’s how I felt when I realized my two-year-old didn’t know any good jokes.
I decided to start with something basic. Something timeless. Something with puns. I decided to start with the knock-knock joke. (I’m assuming that knock-knock jokes are timeless, but I suppose a time could come when we no longer have doors, or knocking, or not knowing who’s there, or not asking, “Who’s there who?” I digress.)
But searching for “knock-knock jokes for kids” brought up some knock-knock jokes that were at more at the level of the three- to five-year-old. I was looking for something more basic. So, I pared them down and made up some knock-knock jokes for my two-year-old. Here are some of his favorites:
Orange you gonna open the door?
Police let me in!
Leaf me alone!
Apple-ease a-let me in! [In a horrible fake Italian accent. On second thought, maybe this one is inappropriate.]
Reddy to let me in?
Ben waiting out here forever!
Sometimes I make them up as we go. And sometimes he has requests. “Who’s there? Purple!”, he’ll say. And I’ll be purpl-exed (get it?). He also says, “Who’s at the door?” instead of “Who’s there?” sometimes and I just melt from all the adorableness.
So, what I’m asking here is, got any good knock-knock jokes?