Kid: What do you call a cow that’s just been born?
Me: Um…a calf? A baby cow? A new cow?
I knew there was no point in trying to figure out a funny punchline. There was no possible way a funny punchline matched this joke. I’ve learned my lesson. We live in a land where “What do you get when you cross beef and jerky? Beef Jerky!” is about the best we can do.
Me: A small cow? A cowlette? A cow lick?
Kid: No! A cowBOY!!
Kid: Wait…cowboy….born…cowboy…Well, that’s what I call it, anyway.
Me: You do, huh? Ok, well, that’s certainly interesting. So…flip to page 49 and read the title of the story…
My new plan is to slip this kid a Laffy Taffy a day until he gets it.