12 hours ago
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The funniest joke I think I've ever heard
Max has a really healthy sense of humor, especially when it comes to anything related to poop. Some of you may recall the video of Max pressing the fart button his speech teacher installed on his communication device. You might also recall that one of Max's favorite sights at Disney World was a lion taking a dump, after which Dave regularly chanted "Lions make big doodies!"
We are such a classy family.
Last night, Max was lying in bed as I read his new purple book to him, Jungle In My Bedroom, and we got to a page that showed a lion. Max pointed to the lion, sat upright and gestured toward his butt. Then he cracked up.
At first, I didn't get it. Then he said some semblance of, "Lion made big doodie." And I started laughing hysterically. Sabrina came running into the room to see what all the fuss was about. She wasn't that amused, but then again she has a strange sense of humor involving knock-knock jokes that don't make any sense.
Yeah, you had to be there. But let me say, I am awed. I just had Max's annual IEP this week, and I told the teacher I wanted to work on developing his higher level of intelligence—things like being able to understand abstract concepts, such as time; being able to make connections between ideas; being able to think beyond people and objects that are right in front of him.
Max's joke showed me that he has an excellent memory. And that he can definitely put distinct thoughts together. And that, like any little boy, he thinks doodie is funny.
My little comedian. Hey, maybe Max needs a Facebook campaign to star on Saturday Night Live? Move over, Betty White!
Now, share: What makes your kid crack up?