Monday, October 13, 2008

A Little Humor

After Jack's speech session today, his speech therapist commented about his sense of humor. She thought it was a little unusual for a four year old to be so witty. Clearly she hasn't met his father yet. For those of you who don't know Jay, he has a comment for everything, and it usually goes over my head until half an hour later.

Anyway...I think Jack is at his funniest when he is trying to be serious. A couple of examples:

The other day he had made a Halloween picture on the computer and wanted to show me. "It's really scary, Mom!" he said. "It'll scare your pants off!" "Oh, my!" I said. "That sounds pretty scary!" He gave me a sympathetic look and said, "Don't worry, Mom. It's just an expression."

And then today he started in on his usual "Can we have a dog?" routine...

Jack: Can we have a dog when we move?
Me: I don't know. Definitely not right when we move, because we won't have a fence right away and we would have to have a fence to keep the dog safe. And you know what you'll have to do if we have a dog.
Jack: What?
Me: Pick up the dog poop.
Jack: You won't do it?
Me: No way. That's gross. You would have to do it.
Jack: (After thinking for a minute) Could I at least have a shovel and pail?


MariMargene said...

Oh that is funny! :)
Yes please do let the boy have a shovel & pail!

Michele said...

Oh my he is very funny! :)

deleise said...

Tell him no shovel and pail. It'll buy you time.

Hey will you email me I need to ask you sumpin'.

Jimmy Mitchell said...

I hope you saw my response to your comment, Jen. How are you, by the way?