Monday, August 4, 2014

Toddler Stand Up OR What's the deal with parents?

My son likes to make my wife and I laugh. He gets the biggest thrill when we double up laughing at something he says or does, and now that he's getting older he's developing his own sense of humor and he's like a very small, very messy comedian.

He tells a lot of jokes that only a toddler gets (maybe I just don't get it or he's ahead of his time). The punchline to almost every joke is: "And then I run away!" A typical Junior joke goes something like this: "We play at the library toddler gibberish my friend Mark toddler gibberish then I run away!" He's got a million of 'em, always with the same punchline, and we laugh our heads off.

There's also some observational humor where he's riffing on my wife and me. The other day he said, "'Go potty, go potty.' I already go potty, daddy! What?" He says that little "What?" after each of these type of jokes, like Seinfeld's "What's the deal with...?" Another joke is, "No more juice? I want juice. I like juice. What?"

And now he has started to incorporate impressions into his act with dangerous results. My wife is 8 months pregnant and he went up to her and stuck out his little three-year-old belly, made an angry face and said, "I have a baby! RAWR!"

My wife was not amused, but not being pregnant myself I found the impression to be very funny.

Well kid, I guess you're not for everyone.