Chickie has just hit the age where she wants to tell jokes. Here was one she told me yesterday:
"Why does a chicken sit on eggs? Because it doesn't have a chair!"
I think she probably heard that joke on the PBS show Sid the Science Kid, which ends each episode with silly jokes.
The thing is, she knows it's funny, but she doesn't know why. She's determined, though, to make up her own jokes. They are funnier than the original...simply because they make no sense. Here is one she told me yesterday:
"Why does a truck sit on a sheep? Because it doesn't have a chair!"
She uses this formula over and over, and the punchline is always the same. And I always laugh at my 3-year-old comedienne-in-the-making.