Dear Mr. Man…

March 13, 2009

Fatherhood Friday: Kid Humor

Filed under: Fatherhood Fridays — P. J. Easter @ 7:56 pm


Q: Dear Mr. Man,

Do you have any jokes you can share?


A: Some days when I get home from work, J.C. or Bae greets me with a “new” joke that they have heard. Many of the jokes are classics that have been around for years. Others I have never heard before. The kids usually run the anecdotes by Adi first, so she gets the benefit of “first laugh”. Here are a few of their favorites:

Bae: Knock knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Bae: Noel.

Me: Noel who?

Bae: How many times do I have to tell you “Noel” -bows on the table?

Here is one of the boy’s favorites:

J.C. “So there is a duck that walks into the store and picks up a chocolate bar. The duck brings the candy to the counter and the cashier says, “Do you want to pay with cash or credit?” Then the duck says, “It’s okay. Just put it on my bill.” 

Here’s another from Bae: “Why don’t bears eat clowns?”

Me: Tell me why bears don’t eat clowns.

Bae: “Because they taste funny!”

And lastly, this gem from the boy.:

J.C.:” What did the skunk say when everyone was arguing in the courthouse?”

Adi: “What did he say?”

J.C. “Odor in the court!”

I really get a kick out of kid humor not so much because the jokes are particularly funny (okay..I do think they’re funny), but because my kids tell them with a zeal and freshness of a person discovering laughter for the first time.

Man up.

Mr. Man



  1. LOL…I always love a good kid joke. These were pretty good! Here is one that my best friend told me (should I dare mention that we were in high school at the time?):

    Friend: Ask me why I’ve got a pickle in my ear
    Me: Why do you have a pickle in your ear?
    Friend: WHAT? I can’t hear you…I’ve got a pickle in my ear!

    Ok, maybe not so funny written out…but it was pretty darn hilarious hearing it. 🙂

    Happy Fatherhood Friday!

    Comment by *Isabella* — March 13, 2009 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

  2. Well, less see,
    Knock knock
    who’s there?
    Ostrich Who?
    Na, you’ve heard it coming from a 6YO right? If not, who am I to steal a kids line?
    I’m Done! Whew, that was a huge list of typing my URL in for Fatherhood Friday, till next week…

    Comment by MileHighDad — March 13, 2009 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  3. that’s great! lol my girls might hear a joke at school and come home & TRY to tell me, but they usually mess it that’s funny. lol

    Comment by ciara — March 14, 2009 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  4. Kid humor is the best. My son is a regular comedian. His made-up punchlines are rarely funny, but the way he delivers the line is hilarious.

    Comment by Mocha Dad — March 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  5. My 6 YO is starting to come home with more and more of these. like Ciara said, it’s funnier when he messes it up and tries to remember it. You never know how it’ll come out.

    Comment by Jason — March 14, 2009 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  6. That’s great, thanks.

    Comment by Craig — March 17, 2009 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  7. I LOVED these! Had a laugh with my 14yr old Ok Ok he had a laugh AT me LOL Ahhh if only he were 6 again 😉 Good stuff!

    Comment by Miggy — March 27, 2009 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

  8. Ok, these are funny. 🙂 Mostly because I can never remember any jokes to actually re-tell them. Stopped by via the UBP…nice to see another dad blogger around! Cheers, Amy

    Comment by Amy — March 27, 2009 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

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