Friday, August 14, 2009

Everyone's a comedian.

But, not me.


I cannot tell a joke. 

I get confused. I get punch-line anxiety and then mess up the joke.

My humor comes from my quick comebacks (look who I live with) and sarcasm, not from jokes.

Beau is the same way, except he's way more silly than me, which means the girls think he's hilarious.

K Belle and La Petite Belle are each coming into their own brand of humor.

K Belle ... dry humor, which is quite funny. But, I often have to remind her not to say anything that might hurt someone's feelings.

Here's what she said last night at the dinner table:

"Mommy, I was watching TV today, and I think you need to get on Nutri-System." 

Uh ... what? This was not really a joke, but displays her lack of understanding what is and is not appropriate to say.

After Beau told her that that was not a nice thing to say and that she basically just called her mother "fat," she almost cried.

She says she said that because I am always exercising and trying to lose weight and Nutri-System has a lot of food you can eat. 

I believe her. Thanks for looking out for Mom, I guess.

La Petite Belle ... joke-teller ... um ... non-funny joke-teller. I try to encourage her to only tell jokes that she's heard that make sense, but I guess making them up is much more fun. Seriously. None of her jokes make sense. And she laughs hysterically and tries to explain why it's funny, which it's not.

Case in point ... her joke last night:

"Mommy and Daddy, I have a joke for you." (Beau and I wince a little and reluctantly ask her to tell us.) 

"OK. There's this town that's on fire. And, there's this piece of toast ... No ... wait ... Let me start over. OK, there's this town on fire. And, there's this steak. This steak says, 'I'm toast.' And the toast pops up and says, 'No, you're not. I am' "(Then she makes that drum sound heard after jokes - bucket of fishhhh)

I laugh. Beau doesn't.

Then, K Belle starting to explain how the joke makes no sense because toast doesn't talk and asks her why the town is on fire. She can be a dream killer.

Busy weekend ahead. I will try to keep my sarcasm to a bare minimum. (wink)


RachelQ said...

What a family.. our dinner talks are about spiders and bugs....

Z once told me that I needed to get on NS...because "it can change the way you look and you need a change".....

Kora Bruce said...

OH MAN - I laughed out loud (possibly too hard) at LPB's fire/steak/toast joke - and I genuinely "got it." What's that say about my sense of humor?

Ask her if I have permission to re-tell her joke ;)

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Dave's family is known for their dry (oh so dry) humor. Those of us who have married into the family used to always roll our eyes at them. The moment I started laughing at them for real and *gasp* joining in, my sister in law called me a traitor. :) It kind of grows on you though.

Your family sounds so entertaining. Would be fun to just hang out with ya'll for an evening. :)

Lois Lane II said...

HAHA!!! Poor La Petite Belle, telling a joke. She'll get it. We may see her doing Christian stand up one day!

TCKK said...

My kids went through a spell of making up jokes too. They were about as funy as you daughters! I guess that's how we learn to develop a sense of humor.

H-Mama said...

Our girls sound so much alike.

We were passing through your area at about 10-ish last night. I'm sure you would have found it humorous if we just stopped by, no? :)

Rachelle said...

Oh man, I love a good joke. I have to admit, I'm not so good at making them up! Maybe a few joke books are in all our futures????? I did giggle at that toast joke though... cute! :)

Jeanette said...

Gabby sometimes has a hard time "getting" jokes but will eventually "get it". Yeah, she's a blonde!

Abby on the other hand if VERY witty :} She has some great comebacks and seems quiet but she is actually thinking things over before she says anything.....

Makes us wonder what she is thinking so hard about!

BaronessBlack said...

Ha! Ha!
When I was putting Phoebe to bed once, she asked "Mummy, are you a home-owner?", "Well, yes" I replied and started to explain about mortgages. However, she interrupted me saying very seriously"'cos the man on the telly says you can get money back from your house if you phone him!"
Ok! From then on the kids are on DVDs only!

Kari said...

:o) Enjoyed this post today :o)