If you’re like most people, you like jokes. If you like jokes, you have most likely heard this one.
Question: If Hillary becomes president, what do we call Bill Clinton? Answer: The first man.
I’m often looking out for good jokes, so friends will occasionally send/tell me some. The only problem is that I’m not a good jokes teller as I tend to paraphrase and often forget the punchline – a very unfunny mistake.
For this reason, I absolutely enjoy children’s jokes; those one liners that leave me laughing both at the joke and at my inability to get the correct answer. I know there are thousands on the Web, but I find it funnier to hear kids tell them.
Earlier this month, at an Easter Mass, two young boys got an opportunity to tell some Easter jokes. In those few minutes, they reminded me of the wonderful feeling of pure, unadulterated laughter. How easily it takes away the heaviness. For a short while, I was a kid again, LOL without a care at the cuteness of it, contrasted against the sombreness of Good Friday.
These two are a sample from that day:
Q: What do you call Easter eggs that refuse to hatch?
A: Chicken eggs
Q: What is the name of a bunny filled with flies?
A: Bugs bunny
They are simple, I know, but they are cute too; a staple for the young and young at heart.
Afterwards, I shared these with my friend Dorothy and this has opened the flood gates. As it turns out, Dorothy’s friend has a seven-year old son named Elijah, who drops these kinds of jokes every so often.
There are so many reasons in our lives and the world that make it hard for us to let go and just laugh. I ask that despite current circumstances, to take a moment and allow laughter, the so-called best medicine, heal us. Here are some of Elijah’s jokes, courtesy of Dorothy.
Q: Why did the mouse want to take a bath?
A: So he could get ‘squeaky’ clean
Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: You’re looking pretty sharp today!
Q: What do you call an alligator that solves crimes?
A: An investi-gator!
Q: What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?
A: I Scream
Q: What’s the coldest month of the year?
Q: Why did Dracula have to take medicine?
A: So he would stop coffin!
Q: What did one casket say to the other casket?
A: Is that you coffin?
Q: How do you make a library bigger?
A: You add more stories to it!
Q: Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl go to the bathroom?
A: Because the ‘P’ is silent!
What about you, are there such children’s jokes that make you laugh out loud uncontrollably?
– Wakenya canada