Well, specifically the humor of MY boys. Let’s just get this out there, I simply don’t get it.
Big T and Sweet Pea are at the age where they like to tell jokes, but they aren’t quite at the age yet where they understand that the joke has to make sense in order for it to be funny. I laugh along with them because I of course don’t want to hurt their feelings…what kind of mom do you think I am anyway? But even more to the point, the way they act when they think they are funny, IS what’s funny. Not the joke itself. Most of the time I’m thinking in my head “whaa?...wait…huh?? Like this one.
Did someone say launch…or lunch? BWAHHH HA HAAAA
Knock, knock…who’s there…I don’t know, who?...I don’t know who, who? I don’t know, mommy…who’s there? Ummmmm….
Then they finally get one that can actually be defined as a joke:
What do you get when you cross a Crocodile with a Rooster? A Crock-a-doodle-doo!
Then there is the physical humor. What it the world makes pushing, kicking, and falling down, so darn funny? Why is it when Big T pins Sweet Pea to the floor they are both laughing in hysterics?? When someone accidentally gets hurt during some rough housing the tears last for seconds, then they start in again and the laughter resumes. Why is spinning your brother around in the backyard like a boomerang--only to let him go so he goes ramming into the fence--humorous?
I couldn’t get out of this post without addressing the obvious. The one thing that will have my boys laughing for hours and hours at a time…potty talk. I am totally amazed at how much enjoyment the boys…ALL the boys in my house get out of potty talk. Anything that has to do with the bathroom and what happens in there gets enough giggles and rolling on the floor hysterics to make any comedian jealous. Doesn’t matter if the topic is air, liquid or solids…the hysterical tears of laughter just come barreling out of the boys in the house. It never gets old for them, it is always funny, and I’m told that this kind of school boy humor will never go away.
But I do know this, I absolutely LOVE watching and hearing them laugh!
Do you understand your children’s humor?