At dinner last night, my 3-year-old daughter Boo wanted to tell us all a joke.
“Why did the chicken cross the road?” she asked.
“Why?” we enquired.
Already laughing, she said; “It didn’t. It started to cross the road but got runned over and died.”
“What?” I said.
“Who told you that joke?” he mother asked.
“No one”, she said proudly. “I made it up myself.”
If this was our first child, I’m certain I would have reacted differently, but instead we said that was inappropriate and we changed the topic of conversation, but I could not for the life of me get images of the game Frogger out of my head.
What would you have said?