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At what age, parents, did your children become genuinely funny?

Asked by tranquilsea (17775points) April 13th, 2012
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I have a 17, 14, and 12 year old. I’ve really noticed that they are all becoming more and more amusing. Long gone are the endless knock-knock jokes (thank god).

My oldest son made me laugh and laugh today when I was venting about my sister (who is enormously frustrating due to her head injury). Apparently, when ever she asks him a question (one of about 8 or 10 she asks repeatedly through the day) he answers with, “Because you touch yourself at night”. I know not very appropriate but really funny. And it makes her laugh when usually the answer makes her blow up.

What were the ages of your children when you noticed they genuinely made you laugh?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

They’re 3 and 5 and they’re pretty funny.

Jeruba's avatar

My kids could crack me up for real by the time they could speak. They were both good at jokes and humor while they were still talking babytalk.

AshLeigh's avatar

I was born funny.

Jeruba's avatar

In fact, I was just recalling something my younger son did when he was under the age of 2 and probably had a vocabulary of fewer than 100 words. He wasn’t up to complete sentences yet.

We had an aged cat who’d kind of lost her sandbox skills and was laying little poops in odd places. With an infant on the loose, I did my best to keep up with her little lapses. So I wasn’t surprised one day to be summoned to the living room by my toddler, who was flapping his hand in the direction of a chair and exclaiming “Mess! mess! mess!” (Important early vocabulary word, is it not?)

Sure enough, beneath the chair was a dark lump about the size of a small sausage. I sighed and fetched the cleanser and some paper towels while my little angel stood by, watching solemnly.

But something was a little odd. When I got close enough to pick it up, it didn’t have the expected appearance. I grasped it hesitantly in a paper towel, picked it up, and—

It was a rock. A rock from the back yard.

Whereupon, seeing my “WTF?” expression, my son began to laugh. “Goke!” he said.

JustPlainBarb's avatar

My son was pretty funny at 3! My grandson too .. he’s almost 3 and is hilarious!

Nothing funnier than little kids innocently just being little kids!!!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

They’ve both been cracking me up since they were very small. My little one was only 4 when she walked up to me and asked me a question using her best “British” accent. I was crying from laughing so hard. My oldest recently said, “I tried to kill him with kindness, but it didn’t work. So I got a really big hammer.” Tears, I tell you, tears!

Sunny2's avatar

My little brother liked to suck lemons at age 2. When he made faces his great grandma laughed. He found he could make the family laugh by making faces and obviously thoroughly enjoyed the process. He milked it for all it was worth.
My daughter, at her 3rd birthday party, as her father lifted her up high, said,“I’m so high, I can feel clouds tickling my bottom.” I don’t think she was trying to be funny, though. So I don’t think that counts. Still . . .

janbb's avatar

My younger son would do Harpo Marx imitations (seemingly) before he could talk. They each had a lot of humor by the time they were 3ish. There are still very few people in the world that I can have as much fun with and they are now adults.

abysmalbeauty's avatar

my son is 2 and hes been cracking me up pretty much since he could sit up… does that mean i have an immature sense of humor? lol

Coloma's avatar

My daughter is extremely funny, she is 24 now and I’d say that we have had more laughs together the last few years than ever before. Our humor blends perfectly and it’s so fun knowing her as an adult now. :-)

filmfann's avatar

My daughter has always made me laugh, but when she hit 18 I had to have to talk with her about filtering some of that when she devistated a friend of mine with a comment that was one of the funniest things I ever heard.

woodcutter's avatar

I can’t remember mine not being funny. No question who’s kid that was.

Bellatrix's avatar

My children have always had excellent senses of humour. It is just who they are. Even as little children they had the ability to say funny things – and deliberately. I love it. I love their wit, which is usually sharp.

augustlan's avatar

They’ve always made me laugh, but I guess they exhibited ‘cuter’ humor when they were very young. By the time they were in second or third grade, the older two had a finely developed sense of irony and were both quite sarcastic (which I love, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea). The youngest has a sweeter sense of humor, and fabulous timing. Put all three of them together, and they’re a freaking laugh riot! They’re 14, 16, and 17 years old now, and my biggest laughs occur when we’re just hanging out together, chatting about nothing. They make me laugh so hard my stomach hurts. <3

Dutchess_III's avatar

All little kids are funny just because they’re alive, but as far as making deliberate jokes? Probably…9, 10. Actually, my son’s first joke came when he was 5. The book “The Hungry Little Caterpillar” had been lying on the coffee table in the living room for a couple of days. As Chris was passing by I said, “Hey. Take the Hungry Little Caterpillar to your room.”
Without missing a beat he says, “Why? There isn’t anything to eat in there.” LOLL!!

cheebdragon's avatar

My 6 year old is hilarious sometimes. A few weeks ago I was teasing him about how much he loves Justin Beiber (he doesnt really know who he is, just that the girls in his kindergarten class like him) so I said “don’t even lie, I saw the secret beiber poster in your closet”....and my sons reply was “darn, I really thought you wouldn’t find it in there”....I was laughing so hard. There are days when he will say something sarcastic and I don’t know if I want to smack him or high-five him….lol…..

Dutchess_III's avatar

When my daughter was 5 she said “I’m falling over my heels over Elvis Presley!”

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