Soon he’ll have his own Netflix comedy special

I’ve heard that great jokes are more about timing and delivery than the punchline.

I don’t know if that’s completely true, but I do know that Thomas is really leaning into a nailing a good delivery.

This is his favorite joke. We do this every day, several times a day. Every time he scream-laughs because he got me, he really got me. 

 Thomas: Mommy, where’s my ball?

Me: It’s under there.

Thomas, with a twinkle in his eye: Under where?

Me: Under there.

Thomas, getting louder: UNDER WHERE?

Me: Under there.


Today I went to David’s classroom to help with an activity, and one of David’s friends said “under there,” and David laughed and told the story about his three-year old brother gets the joke backwards, and it’s so funny.

I could tell that his friend didn’t totally track with what David was describing, but I was laughing right along with David, and thinking about how this is one of those silly toddler things that we’re going to miss when it’s gone.



  1. I love it when kids’ sense of humor starts to develop…it’s so cute! My oldest son is starting to be able to tell some real zingers 🙂

  2. Huda April 5, 2019

    Hes so adorable and funny! I have a 2year old and hes ALREADY starting to show us what a jokester he can be! lol

  3. Ha ha ha!

    I also LOVE discovering students who have good timing. I like telling them about their gift…and to use it wisely. 🙂

  4. Mamie April 8, 2019

    I love seeing kids with their natural personalities. It so important we help to nurture them.

  5. Trish April 8, 2019

    We have the same thing happening with my toddler, except sometimes I think he’s serious but comes across as extremely funny.

  6. Thanks for the laugh. He is precious!


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