Monday, February 20, 2012

Jack's Jokes






When Jack was about 6 he wrote a little joke book with cute little clip art illustrations. He would probably be embarrassed that I'm sharing it here and would find fault in his corny, little-kid humor, but oh well; I'm the mom, it's my blog, and I could use a smile today:


Q: What did the tree eat for breakfast?


A: OAK MEAL!




Q:What kind of plant isn't really a plant?


A: A POWER PLANT!




Q:Why were the scissors a bad student?


A: BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS CUT IN LINE!




Q:What do you call a mean kid?


A: A BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD GOAT!




Q: When does ginger ale taste the best?


A: WHEN YOU ARE DRINKING IT!



Love and hugs to you!

63 comments:

Christy said...

Adorable. Hugs. xoxo

Kristina P. said...

These had me laughing! He was a natural!

Jen G. said...

Sweet, sweet boy. Love that he loved to laugh and share that... Hugs to you.

Rose Broadway said...

I just today found your blog. I very seldom make blog comments but continue on my way being a lurker. Today is different. I want to say a million things to you, and yet, I can't think of a single thing.
Your Jack is the age of my grandchildren, so maybe I think of you as my child. No child should have to suffer the way you are.

I have the highest admiration for you and your family. No one teaches us how to handle sorrow, each has their own way. Whether you need to scream obscenities to whomever will listen or crumble to the floor in prayer, do what you have to do to get through another day.

I know you're tired of hearing "Time will heal," but it really does. Believe me.

Bless you, Rose

geri said...

love the jokes, love the pictures. love jack.

Anne said...

Those are a stitch.Thanks for the laugh Jack.

Anonymous said...

Bless you, your Jack and your family.

(I'm worried it sounds corny but...) best wishes, as always.

xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting I love silly jokes! Hugs to you

Anonymous said...

Hugs:)

darsden said...

:-) a

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I think he'd probably think he was dang funny because these are really entertaining jokes! What a wit!

Jillbert said...

I love the jokes and the photos, especially that first one when he's just a little kid with all his baby teeth, grinning. You don't know me but you are in my prayers. Your boy has touched my heart greatly.

Aimee said...

What a scream! LMAO.... What a lil jokester! Love him!

Big warm hugs!

Anonymous said...

Love the blue teeth...
I am always struck by how handsome your Jack is....a beautiful boy.

I may write these up into a "book" for my little 6 year old - a book by Jack.

Love, hugs, and prayers,
Lisa G. in CT

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very creative and fun jokes!

Clare said...

SO cute. I was laughing at all of them. I hope Jack was laughing with us too :)

mgh said...
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mgh said...

Love love love punny jokes. :)
And trying to be careful because auto-correct is trying to make my call them puny jokes.

Rach said...

Oh oh oh! I LOVE those jokes! They are far better than my five and six year olds have come up with.

What a precious precious boy. Thank you for sharing that piece of him with us.

Hugs and prayers,
Rach

Anonymous said...

Too cute
Sandie

DawnGes said...

LOVE the jokes, but the tree one will leave me chuckling for days...

As soon as it's popsicle weather let's all bust out the blue popsicles in honor of Jack!

Love to you, Dear Anna.

Vi said...

I love those! He was so smart and insightful. I love learning more about him. Thanks so much for sharing, Anna.

Kim said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!

Carrie said...

i love that kid....he was punny :)

Lisa said...

Those jokes made me smile...as did the pictures of a 6-y.o. Jack.

Hugs, Anna.

Megan said...

My three-year-old's current favorite is:

Why do chickens sit on eggs?

Because they don't have chairs!

I think Jack would have liked that one too.

I think about your family more than you would ever imagine. It makes my heart sick in a way I cannot even begin to explain. And then it makes me more sick to think of what your heart feels and how much you hurt. I know I cannot even begin to imagine. I wish there were words. There aren't. I know that with each post you share more about that little boy and the inner workings of your family. I love getting to know him. I know you and Jack and your family are touching someone and helping them out of their darkest place.

Anonymous said...

love his sense of humor. love how you have family life so well documented. a reminder, at least for me, to embrace today and to keep that diary, take those pics and hold on to all the papers. bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but that second picture really gets me. What a breathtakingly cute little guy. Just love that profile.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love and hugs right back to you Anna!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Hahaha. I'm going to pass these along to Mooch, who also makes her own jokes. Maybe they will up her game a little, because his are actually funny. The ginger ale one was my favorite. As are all the pictures. I second the notion of blue popsicle day and would definitely post some pics in honor of Jack.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Oh, I LOVE the scissor one! Funny!

Anonymous said...

I love the blue lips, Anna (in addition to the jokes, of course)! He must have had a blue flavor ice or other snack before some of those photos were taken. :)

Thinking of and praying for you all,

Your Cousin, Emily R.

Princess Kate said...

All the pictures are so adorable but for some reason profile pictures always get to me. The profile picture of Jack is so innocent and pure. It makes my heart ache. I hope our prayers lift you when you are really down. I pray and think of your family many times a day.

Love the jokes. My kids were cracking up. I'm sure they will be telling them today at school.

Anonymous said...

my son used to do the same thing at that age. blessings and hugs to you too. Mandy xx

Lisa said...

love them

The Mommy Therapy said...

Those are actually really good! Very impressive. I love seeing glimpses of his sense of humor through things like this. Thanks for sharing!

ella said...

Thank you for sharing Jack with us, Anna. What a precious child.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

He is such an adorable boy. God bless him and your family. Prayers for you and your family.

Ali said...

The mean kid/bad goat joke at 6 years old? Incredible!

Btw, your neighborhood looks so pretty and comforting in that last photo. What a perfect home and setting for Jack and Margaret to be raised in.

Love and hugs to YOU, Anna!

Lady Jennie said...

So cute with his little baby teeth. Are his lips blue in the last two pictures (from eating candy or something)?

He was a clever kid from early on.

Anonymous said...

I think they are cute, and I did smile, thanks take care. Mary

Lilia said...

Thank you for sharing the smiles.

Anonymous said...

I will be sharing these with my kiddo. He will definitely appreciate the punny funniness. Thanks for sharing these, Anna. And my goodness, your tags get me every time. I hate this so much for you too.

love,
jbhat

Carina, MightyPing said...

I have never commented before but I have to today because those jokes are really damn funny!...I hope you don't mind if I show them to my little sister, she will crack up. Incidentally your Margaret reminds me a lot of her.

Leah C said...

Sweet. Funny. Not corny at all. Thank you, again, for sharing so much of Jack with the rest of us. Hugs & prayers...

New Mom said...

So clever and cute!

Leslie said...

Those are HILARIOUS! I laughed out loud! After everyone's reaction in the comments, I bet he'd be secretly proud and think, "yeah. I'm pretty stinkin' funny, and I know it." :)

I'm a big fan of the oak meal.

Praying for you, Anna. And your wonderful husband and amazing daughter.

Getrealmommy said...

What a beautiful little boy. I cannot imagine how much you miss him.

Laura said...

Ugh.
I want to squeeze him. Especially that boy I'm seeing in the second picture. I can't even begin to imagine the profound hurt in your heart. I can just hope that all the thoughts and prayers - and special signs from Jack - help ease it somewhat.
xoxo

NanaDiana said...

How cute are those? I am going to share these with my grandkids that are just that age. He was such a special kid!

Claire P. said...

Those are so funny! I thought I had heard all of those kids jokes but these are new. Especially loved the oak meal one. I will never eat oatmeal without thinking of that joke!

Love and hugs,

Claire

Heidi said...

So sweet! I'm glad you have these.

Cynthia said...

Yummy, he is so adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet darlin boy! It made me smile.
Anna.. when my day goes bad and I am having a pity party,I am reminded of you and your family, your precious Jack, and it gives me a good kick in the behind.
Much love,
Joyce

Kay Coveny Hood said...

Love that little brain of his. So dear.

Mimi said...

These are really funny! I just told them to Paul, he thought they were from Larry taffy wrappers!

Meredith Self said...

I just adore these jokes, Anna. What a sweetie, Jack is.

PeachPrenni said...
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PeachPrenni said...

Love it!! Loved the jokes and especially loved the sweet pics of your precious boy. You know he was quite smart that Jack! To create a joke book like that at age 6? that's pretty brilliant! xo -Annie P.

Robin said...

These are adorable Anna! Thank you for sharing! I have such a big grin on my face here at work this Sunday morning. Thank you.

a.w. said...

How adorable, and funny too. Hugs.

Teachinfourth said...

I happened to be searching for a few corny jokes for my students' class newspaper and stumbled across 'Jack's Jokes.'

Well done, sir Jack...

I see Kristina P. frequents your site, so it must be a good place!

The Empress said...

funny boy Jack.

I can't wait till the day you get to hear his jokes again, whispered in his own voice into your ear.

I want this for you.

So much, Anna.