Inappropriate Parenting

So, the other night, we were sitting at the dinner table and I tried to tell Bean a joke. Only, he didn’t understand it. Chris and I quickly realized that he didn’t know how to tell a joke! Parenting fail.

Chris instantly pulls out his cell phone and starts looking up jokes to teach Bean.

Two minutes go by. Then three. Then five.

“Uh, Chris?” I asked. “Did you find any jokes yet?”

“I’m trying to find the perfect one,” he said, still glued to his phone.

I continue on with dinner conversation with the kids about school that day, and suddenly Chris interrupts us, yelling, “I’VE GOT IT!”


Bean got so excited. He was ready to learn his first joke, and he couldn’t wait to tell his teachers at school the next day.

“What did the fish say when he swam into the wall?” asked Chris.

Bean sat there for a minute before responding. “I don’t know,” he finally said.

“DAM!” shouted Chris.


Now, I ask you… what parent in their right minds would teach this to their four-year-old son?!?!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the father of my children:


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14 Thoughts to “Inappropriate Parenting”

  1. Amy Nord

    This is hilarious, but I bet you gave Chris the evil eye glare and then had to give Bean the “not appropriate for school” talk. Fun times!

  2. Hilarious! Sounds like the perfect opportunity to also teach the concept of multiple meaning words!

  3. JenniferLO

    This is the funniest thing ever! I can’t even! Dads crack me up!

  4. Krista

    Why did Tigger look in the toilet?
    He was looking for Poo(h)

    My favorite kid joke

  5. Lindsey

    I thought the joke was hilarious! This is something my husband would do! Too funny!

  6. Jessica

    Love it. This is something that myself or my husband would do! 🙂

  7. brooke

    hahahaha too funny!

  8. Suzanne

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! That is fantastic…men men men.

  9. This is pretty funny, but I’m wondering how you explained to Bean that this was a joke. 🙂 Only because I could see myself in this situation and then quickly trying to figure out a way to explain.

  10. my hand instinctively went over my mouth to cover my laughter – even though I’m staring at my computer. OMG – That is HILARIOUS. Absolutely priceless.

  11. Kelli

    So glad I read this! I can relate! 🙂

  12. jenny-bird

    Haha! Awful, but hilarious. My husband didn’t think it was inappropriate either… By the way, those are such good pictures of a Chris and the kids!

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