Knock Knock

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 5, 2010

(ha, did you totally say "Who's there?" in your head???)

Anytime we go anywhere, its a drive.  A typical outing to a grocery store is about 30 minutes away, so the kids and I have spent lots and lots of time in the car together.

Recently, my trusty DVD player broke, and there has been lots more bonding and singing and joke telling.

I use that term loosly, joke telling.

Its more like the most random words passed off in the form a joke.

Let me give you an example.

One of the kids will shout, "Knock knock!"

The other two will look at each other with great anticipation and shout, "WHO'S THERE?"


(they are really getting giddy now)


"Truck went to the store and found a bird and he had legs and his legs were orange and he liked letters!"

Ha, ha, ah ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ah ha ha ha…. they erupt into a harmonious laughter and are just delighted in their joke.

One more:

"Knock knock."

(looking at each other in wild anticipation then screaming in unison)



"DADDY WHO?"  (they really are in unison, I kid you not)

"Daddy tells me to say "Come on in when someone says Knock knock!""

Uproarious laughter.  

One more.

"Knock knock."

Making the obligatory eye contact prior to responding.



My dear sweet children (apparently in the same frame of mind) instead of saying, "Jesus who?" said,

wait for it….


And started laughing and clapping with an excitement that rivaled visiting Disney World.

I guess they were pretty darn excited Jesus was at the door.

And man, was my momma heart proud at that moment!



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  • megan says:

    That is so awesome!! I love this story ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Libby says:

    Aw precious! Lve that story!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    That is so sweet! Gotta love the purity of childhood entertainment.

  • Joy says:

    Out of the mouth of babes! You are definitely teaching your children the right thing!

  • Tai says:

    LOVE this story. Nothing is better than a child reminding you how amazing Jesus is. I really enjoy your blog. You can read about my kids loving Jesus here:

  • Tammy says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE IT!!!!

  • Jenny says:

    That is too funny. Andrew does the same thing – over and over with the Knock Knock jokes and they absolutely make no sense and he just laughs and laughs. I’ll miss these days.

  • Joy says:

    Sounds like you’re doing a good job of training them up in the way they should go… =o)

  • Jessica says:

    That certainly is a proud moment!

  • mindy says:

    That is too sweet!!! I love that my life is all about teaching my children to know who He is. The knock knock jokes sound all too familiar to me!

  • 3rascalsmama says:

    That’s precious! I love it when my kids speak freely about Jesus. It’s such a blessing watching their hearts grow with love for Him.
    And they make up nonsensical knock-knock’s, too–and often in the car. It’s hilarious!

  • Gianna says:

    At least your kids say real words! Mine make them up and so NOTHING except the knock knock makes sense. It’s especially great when I have to repeat the non-word they just made up and I get it wrong. Oh, yes. It’s fantastic!
    You totally gotta love it.

  • Stephanie says:

    adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kelli says:

    Awwwwwwwww! How precious! ๐Ÿ™‚ You SHOULD be very proud!

  • Ruth says:


  • Jaylene says:

    So cute! My kids used to tell the exact same kind of knock knock jokes. The newest one is:
    knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    A kitty (or a horse, or a dog, or anything really)
    A kitty who?
    A kitty for you!!! (followed with the required hilarious laughter… followed by knock knock…)

  • Jenney says:

    Totally said “Who’s there” when I read the post title.
    You have precious children…your new little one will be blessed to have them as siblings.

  • Kari says:

    Smiling away here. Aren’t kids amazing?! It sounds just like conversations in our house and in the car. The kids bust up laughing over their jokes and I grin ear to ear with enjoyment at how much they are enjoying their jokes etc. Precious about Jesus too… haven’t had that one at my house yet. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Blessings, Kari

  • Heather says:

    I love your kid stories…so sweet.

  • Jessica Fowler says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to listen to super silly Knock-Knock jokes! My kids(ages 2,3,4) favorite right now is Knock Knock! Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Why ya crying?! Then the giggles go on for 5 minutes until they tell the same joke again! Gotta love kids!

  • Renee (Kudos Kitchen) says:

    Wonderful how you can document these touching stories in your blog. The modern moms version of a diary except that you share them with all of us. This touched my heart at well. Love!

  • Rachel says:

    Oh My Lord – I love that! What a great picture to imagine them so excited that Jesus came to see them!

  • Michelle says:

    That’s the BEST knock knock joke EVER!!

  • Heather says:

    Oh Amanda! I love this post! Thanks for sharing this adorable moment. I’ve linked here: