For the better part of the school year, I have been sending Sean to school with a “lunch box” joke. I write a lame little joke on an index card (and by lame I mean suitable for 5-year-olds) and I put it in his lunch box and then the teacher reads the joke to the class during lunch. And hilarity ensues.
One day I forgot to send the lunch box joke and I was met in the car pool line by a crowd of angry five-year-olds and threatened with a plastic spoon. No not really, but when I picked Sean up from school he demanded to know what in the heck happened to his lunch box joke.
A typical lunch box joke goes something like this:
Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground?
A: To get to the other slide!
Ha! Ha! Hoo! Ha! Is that a knee-slapper or what!? Sean’s mom is SO funny!
However, this morning I discovered that my gig as a jokestress may be over when Sean asked, “Mom, why did the squirrel get a tummy ache?”
“I have no idea. Why?” I asked.
“Because he ate too many ache-corns! Get it? Ache corns?”
“See?” he explained,” It’s a little play on words — Ache? Acorns?”
“Oh yes. I get it. Quite funny.”
I asked him if he made that joke up. He claims he did.
If so, my career as jokestress to the five and under crowd is over and he can start writing his own lunch box jokes.
Lunch Box Joke by Antique Mommy