My kid is a funny guy. No, really. He loves to watch all the kid-friendly comedies, he puts on shows for his sister to get her to giggle and even when no one is watching, I hear him making up a whole comedic scene full of sounds, fake falls, and canned laughter. He’s a funny guy, alright.
I have to admit, I do love this about him. He’s animated, almost to a fault, and if we can nurture it enough, maybe one day he could be the next Lenny Bruce. He’s also now at the age where Dad and I can tell him funny stories about when we were young and the troubles we got into with his grandparents. We can also share hilarious things we used to do with friends when we were his age. Those are now becoming the stories he asks us to retell over and over, laughing every single time.
Our biggest challenge lately is finding comedies that are great for the whole family to watch. He’s 6, not 16, so we have to find something that isn’t too “grown up” but that isn’t made for babies, as he loves to say. We were recently told about American Family Insurance and their cool site called Stand Up For Family. It had family friendly stand up acts from some of the funniest comedians out right now. I watched a few of the clips with Sonny and we both were cracking up. Our favorite clip is by Donnell Rawlings; he talks about getting his new bike as a kid and having the neighborhood kids borrow it and never bringing it back. I could so relate and Sonny thought it was too funny. We are halfway through the clips and can’t get enough.
I think this is a pretty cool idea; there’s so much potty humor out there for kids nowadays that the parents either don’t want them watching or don’t want to sit and watch with them. It’s really nice to find something that we all can laugh at. AmFam did a wonderful job with this series and I hope they are able to find more comedians to participate. If you want a giggle to start the weekend, give these clips a peek. They will make you belly laugh.