“If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?”
He look at me, deep in thought.
“Uh… I don’t know.
He lifted an eyebrow.
I watched the wheels turn. I watched him try to make sense of what I just said. He started to argue. I let him go on for a minute before I cut in.
“What boat did the Pilgrims come over on?”
He stopped talking. A smirk spread across his face.
“The Mayflower. You’re funny.”
He then proceeded to talk and talk and talk about how we blew his mind and what a joke and it’s so funny and PILGRIMS! and MAY FLOWERS BUT MAYFLOWERS! and OMG! JOKES! HA!
Forever and ever in May, I will remember the first time my oldest son heard that joke—and thought I was the funniest person ever.