Jokes by Levi

What did the ice cream say when the banana asked when it could come over?
Only on a sundae!

What does a drama king wear to bed?

What do you call a swashbuckling rat?
A pi-rat!

What do you call a shoe that has a problem?
An is-shoe! (An issue)

What do you call a video game that you play with more than one person?
A "we!"

What do you call it when someone listens in on Christmas Eve?

And one contributed by a friend:
What's brown and sticky?
A stick!

Levi called me into his room saying, "Oliver's a quarterback." Oliver was on the bed on his tummy with 4 quarters on his back.

What does a crocodile say when it wants to be a rooster?

Monday, January 7, 2008


Both kids have an enduring and passionate interest in Pokemon. Slowly, we've accumulated Pokemon trading cards, Pokemon Gameboy and Nintendo DS cartridges, a printed Pokedex, multiple Pokemon chapter books and plush and plastic Pokemon characters.

Unable to help the kids when they got stuck and not understanding much about it, I got my own Nintendo Ds and Pokemon cartridge and learned to play. Learning to play not only gave me familiarity with the game but also gave me insight into all the things playing Pokemon was teaching them: indexing, alphabetizing, strategy and problem-solving, frustration tolerance, patience, and, equally important, pure fun.

These days, we vastly overlook the importance and usefulness of play. To say that something is "mere child's play" is to denigrate it. But play as a source to knowlege has long been recognized:

"What then is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play."
--Plato, Greek Philosopher (427-347 BCE)

Go play!