These two bella rae writers explore their dad’s humour!
Ever since I was a kid, I always thought my dad was the funniest man on earth. As a child, we had this game called ‘tickle monster’ where I would hide somewhere in my parents’ room until he found me and tickled me till it was time for bed.
One thing we’ve always had in common is our love for soccer. Whenever Dad wasn’t working, we’d kick the ball around in our backyard where he would teach me tackling moves, and he always made it funny! He’d break into little dances and I could never get the ball from him because I’d be laughing too hard.
It wasn’t until I got older, I really began to appreciate his jokes and witty humour. Some of his lines include: “(My) mum’s so short she has to use a ladder to get into her stockings!” and “When I went to school, my legs were so short, I couldn’t touch the ground!”
Mum and I often tell him he should quit his job and become a stand-up comedian, but apparently there’s better money in accounting at the moment. Maybe he can use it as a retirement plan instead?
Dad loves wordplay. He’s a witty man (who’s a little whacky). If you have a dad like mine, you may have heard these jokes – repeatedly. They often pop up when you least expect them, or when you do, you shake your head as if to say, ‘Yep, I knew that was coming.’
- What do you call nachos that aren’t yours? Nachos!
- When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent!
- What do you say to your sister when she’s crying? ... Are you having a crisis?
Sometimes, when I tell a funny story and include lengthy, elaborate details, he replies with, ‘I guess you have to be there’ or ‘Sorry, were you talking to me?’ It gets me every time!
Find more dad stories in issue 13!