I’ve warned my kids on numerous occasions about inciting Dad Jokes in their dad.
I’ve even had to leap across a fully laden (with unfolded washing) kitchen table in order to prevent a five year old from pulling his father’s proffered finger. After I’d given him a very stern warning not to.
I left the three of them sitting on the couch for mere seconds.
And then I hear it …
“Mu-uum!” I can hear the dread in his voice.
“Dad’s telling me one of his stupid jokes again.”
It took some time to calm him down. I mean, our sides were splitting and we were unable to stand with the laughing we were doing. The rolling around on the floor was beginning to get dangerous.
Ok, that last bit was a lie.
All I could do was hug him, and warn him again … please don’t say anything that will make Dad tell one of his jokes.