Monday, February 7, 2011

Wait, I Don't Get It....

Every month, the fifth graders from Little Miss's school put together a newsletter with creative writing, interviews, polls, random factst, and the like. They also always incldue a page of jokes. Knowing how much Mister Man loves a good joke, I made sure to pull out that page this month and save it for him.

Yesterday, I was doing my best to clean everything I could before the hordes descended for my Super Bowl party. Mister Man, I pointed out. Did you realize that there's a page of jokes for you just sitting next to your place at the table?

Cool! Thanks, Mom! he shouted enthusiastically.

I smiled from the kitchen where I was busily preparing food for the party, waiting to see his reaction from the grade school jokes - some of which were actually somewhat funny.

What's your favorite homemade food? came the first joke a few seconds later.

I paused. I'd read through the jokes when the newsletter had first come home. Not only did I not remember the answer to that one, I didn't remember the joke at all. I glanced at my husband who shrugged; he didn't know the answer either.

I don't know, Sweetie. What's the answer? I asked curiously.

Mexican food! he stated, proudly.

Ummmm, Mister Man, that's a teacher interview. The jokes are on the other side of the paper, I replied, doing my best to hold back the flood of giggles threatening to overtake me.

But hey - that's proof that I read the newsletter cover to cover, right?

So what did the envelope say to the stamp?
Stick with me, Kid. We're going places.


Megryansmom February 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

Bahhh, good one!

Tara R. February 7, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

Love the pix of Mister Man mugging for the camera.

Cute joke!

Not a Perfect Mom February 7, 2011 at 6:47 PM  

at first I thought it some rascist joke had made it's way it...
Phew...I feel better...
and duh, like that would have happened...

getyourselfconnected February 7, 2011 at 9:02 PM  

I am in Massachusetts and the roofers are coming tomorrow to clear the roof of ice and snow. Just an unreal winter!

Nice work here on the blog.

Susie February 8, 2011 at 8:01 AM  


Michelle February 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM  

Megryansmom - That's my boy. At least I think I'm willing to claim him ;)

Tara - Gotta love the mugging. Trying to get a normal pic of him is a challenge.

Not A Perfect Mom - Oh! No, definitely not. I hadn't even thought of that part. No no no.

Susie - It cracked me up... and my husband. I have to admit I'm a little concerned that he didn't get that it wasn't a joke though.

Anonymous February 8, 2011 at 10:35 PM  

OK I already knew the punchline to this one, but the write-up still made me laugh. ;) JU

Michelle February 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM  

Jen - The downside of me telling you the stories before I post them. Glad you liked it anyway. Silly boy!

Pat February 13, 2011 at 5:50 PM  

Love it--kids' jokes! I recall ordering "My Favorite Book of Jokes" for my oldest son from Scholastic for my oldest son. He regaled us and his brothers with those jokes.

Michelle February 13, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

Pat - I've thought about getting a book like that for Mister Man, but ... I would never have an hour go by without joke after joke. Maybe Christmas next year....

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