Knock, Knock...........

No, I do not have two girls. Yes, the "girl" in the flower dress is a boy.
Yes, someday Fin will kill me for posting this and yes, Cache will probablly beat him to it,
but oh well I had to do it. Ignore the dress and look at how cute these two are.
( mommy goggles are handed out at the door )

How many of you moms out there (not just moms-but dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings) have ever heard these words all. day. long?

Here is how my day sounds:

7 am
peanuthead: Knock-knock?
Me: who's there?
Peanuthead: Hair
Me: Hair who?
Peanuthead: hair, you need to get your hair done (ya, it doesn't make sense to me either, except for the fact that I really do need to get my hair done.)
uncontrollable laughter from Peanut head.

9 am
Fin: knock, knock?
me: who's there?
Fin: knock, Knock?
Me: who's there?
silence because fin can't think of anything else to say, and then uncontrollable laughter.

12 pm
Peanuthead: knock, knock?
Me: who's there?
Peanuthead: banana
Me: banana who?
Peanuthead: knock, knock?
Me: who's there?
Peanuthead: banana
skip the next few lines
because I am sure
you know this one
Peanuthead: Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?
uncontrollable laughter from Peanuthead.

(repeat of 9am)

(repeat of 7am)

How do you handle the incessant knock, knock jokes?? everytime I hear "knock, knock" I cringe.
BUT, I do love the satisfaction they receive by thinking that they made a funny and I do love the laughter that follows, therefore I don't give-in to my first instinct, which is to put them in "time-out" whenever I hear "knock-knock?" .


Lucy said...

Oh my, I have those kinds of days constantly. Only my little boy only has the one Knock Knock joke. And it goes like this:

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana who?

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana who?

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana Who?

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Orange who?
Aren't you glad I didn't say banana?

So cute, and so missing the joke!

Sending stamina your way!

Paige said...

Oh my goodness, that picture is a classic!

Luckily my kid doesn't go to preschool yet and doesn't have any older siblings, so hasn't discovered the amazing knock knock joke yet. Can't wait.

Than, Erica, Pacen & Camry said...

i love your new header--i may just have to go and make one!

Sarah said...

Knock, knock...
I love, love the title pic on your blog. How do you do that? I also got a chuckle out of your post. I have seem the knock,knock days too!

Heather G said...

My little brother, now 13, used to do those alllllllll the time. His favorite was the interrupting cow one. So I do not have kids experience, but I do have sibling experience (which one is worse, who knows? haha) Either way, I feel for you!
BTW your blog changes have all been cute so far. Looks like you are working hard :)

Richard, Shauna, and Spencer said...

Cashe is still gone isn't he? Ha! Grandma used to dress up our dads in dresses too! It's in our blood! Your blog looks great! Can I copy you??

Rachel Hagen said...

Very cute. While I do not have any kids, and my nieces and nephews have not pulled this on me yet; being the sunbeam leader of eleven kids, I got A LOT of it. The hard thing was was that I couldn't send them to time out. It was actually probably one of the most challenging things. Once one "knock knocked" they all "knock knocked."
And I LOVE that pic.