Sunday, April 18, 2010

Andrew's latest obsession

Although he can't understand the words yet, Andrew does love his books. Right now his favorites to scan independently are his Tintin comics. As well as a few anthologies we've got him (3 stories to a book) he's also read the library's collection twice.

Dave and I have read all the books two or three times to him now. He especially loves all the slapstick humour with the Thompsons and Captain Haddock.

And boy, does he love Captain Haddock. I've actually had to take them away because he spends too much time running around the house screaming "Billions of blistering barnacles! Thundering Tyhpoons!" at the top of his voice (and boy, does this boy have a voice).
He also has a new fascination with knock knock jokes. You all know the Interrupting Cow joke, right. As in "Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Interrupring Cow." "Interrupting Cow Wh . . ." "Moo!". The point of the joke being that you INTERRUPT the person with the Moo before they get to the end. Well, he loves the joke but doesn't quite get the point of that one, so we say "Interrupting Cow Who?" and then he says, "Interrupting Cow Moo!".

Mix these two together and you get classic jokes like:

Knock, knock
Who's there
Iconoclast who?
Iconoclast moo!

Knock knock
Who's there
Thundering Typhoons
Thundering Typhoons who?
Thundering Typhoons boo!

Rinse, wash, repeat and repeat and repeat . . .

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