Jack and I are goofballs. We have an almost identical sense of humor. He cracks me up at least once a day, like full out belly laughing. Generally it's his observations that get me going, or his delivery, or his ability to mimic me or Dennis, complete with facial expressions. He may have a future as a stand-up comic, though that wasn't in his top 10 potential jobs list. Here are some highlights.
Jack: Mom, let's try to kiss like fish.
me: What the heck does that mean?
Jack: Make this face first (he sucks his cheeks way in and lets his lips stick out)
me: (starting to chuckle) Like this?
Jack: Ha ha, no wait, I can do it. (except he can't of course because you cannot do that face and smile, let alone laugh)
me: Okay, straight face and let's go! (Now I'm determined...we both make the fish lips and come at each other. Nope, both start cracking up. See what I mean?)
Tonight we were driving in my car. I was humming what I thought was a mindless tune.
Jack: Why did you just say "bad boys"?
me: Huh? Oh I was singing this song "bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you."
Jack: What IS that?
me: It's from a show called COPS. The bad guys run away but the cops always catch them. (now Jack is starting to pick up the lyrics and sing along)
Jack: You know what I saw that was really funny?
me: No idea.
Jack: A t-shirt that said "It's all fun and games until someone calls the cops", and now I know what it means.
me: (brief pause and then I bust out laughing) Oh that is good!
Jack: (now also belly laughing) Who would even want that on their shirt?? hahahahaha.
And the other night I was reading Jack a bedtime story. I always get soooo sleepy when I read to him, and I can't help but yawn like every 30 seconds.
me: ...and if you give a mouse some milk, he's ... GAAArrrrrrwwwwwwwwww! ...gonna want a cookie to go with it. What's so funny??
Jack: hahahaha did you hear yourself? You sounded like a siren. BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!
me: I did? I guess I am really tired and ... YAWWWWWWWW! See? Can't help it. Was it too loud? Sorry.
Jack: (still laughing, and it's becoming contagious) You never yawn quietly, it's always like a siren! hahahaha.
me: (of course now I'm laughing) Let's hear you yawn! (and we proceed to make the most obnoxious yawning sounds until we can't breathe from all the laughing)
I know, nice way to wind a kid up before bed. But it was funny! And, I cannot make myself yawn quietly. See? Didn't you just hear that one?