Knock Knock. Who’s there?

We have arrived at our third grader’s latest developmental milestone: “Knock-Knock” jokes.  We’ve all been there.


Knock – knock

Who’s there?


Boo who?

Why are you so sad?

Um, I think it’s “don’t cry it’s only a joke”, I correct.

Oh right!  Hahahaha!!!


We ran through the litany of your standard beginner repertoire. It was clearly amateur night at the homestead. Each one getting sillier and weirder and none of them making any sense. The laughing was contagious and of course hiccups were inevitable; the mark of a successful knock-knock joke night.

Our first grader finished the evening with a take on a “why did the chicken cross the road?” joke.


“Why did the skeleton cross the road?” he asks.

“To get to the other side!” we reply.

“No.  Because he didn’t have any shins!” he says.


“Oh wait, um…. because he needed guts.” he says.

“Do you mean because he didn’t have any guts?”

“Yeah, yeah, that’s it.  Because he didn’t have any guts!!! Wait what are guts?”