What she has not figured out...is that typically jokes make up by five-year-olds are not funny.
You would never guess it though. She believes she is the next Jay Leno.
The big kids rolls their eyes. Me...well, I do try to laugh. I promise. I find this phase very sweet.
Abbey: Mom. Mom. What did the cat eat for dinner???
Me: Hmmpff? (barely listening)
Abbey: He ate the food for dinner!!
Ha ha ha ha!
She tells them ALL.DAY.LONG.
On the way to the store:
Mom. Mom. Maaaam!@!?Bwahahaha!
Why did the kid go to the store?
To go to the commissary!
Why do bees go on flowers?Ahahahaha!!
Because bees fly on the flowers!!
Getting into the shower this evening:
Why did the stink stink up the house?TeeHehehehehe!
Because it was a skunk!!!
She finds herself superbly funny.
After this last joke she asked...
Abbey: "Mom. Why don't you get my jokes?"
Me: (treading carefully) "Um...because I have never heard those particular ones before?"
Abbey: "Well, that just shows that once again you don't know everything!"
All jokes were transcribed verbatim. Really. I can't make this stuff up.