As a 4 year old, Peter loves to make other people laugh. He’s such a clown, with his rubber face making hilarious expressions, and his physical comedy. If he does something that makes you laugh, he’ll do it again and again, and try it on other people too.
Typically his pratfalls and goofiness have outpaced his joke-telling and wordplay. A typical knock-knock joke would be to follow up “Raccoon who?” with “The Raccoon talks to his friend, HAHAHAHAHAHA,” while you look on, amused and befuddled.
This week, however, he made a great leap forward. As we were driving around looking at some Christmas decorations, Peter commented on the inflatable Santa in someone’s yard.
“There’s a blow-up Santa,” he said. Then he gasped. “BLOW UP SANTA????” he yelled incredulously. “Oh no! KA-BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA!!!!”
We all giggled for a good minute or two.