Conversations with Riah, Volume III: In Which Riah Tells Jokes

Joke #1: The Noodle

[Scene: We are in the pool, and Riah is playing with a foam noodle.]

Riah: Noooooodle.

Riah: Eat!

Riah (smiling): Joke.

 

Joke #2: The Cup of Milk

[Scene: Riah finishes a cup of milk. He knows he only gets one cup before bed.]

Riah: More?

Elizabeth: No, you already drank your cup of milk.

Riah: Milk? Milk? More?

Elizabeth: No, you already had your milk.

Riah (whining): Moooooorrrreee?

Elizabeth: No, you know you only get one cup.

Riah: Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk.    Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk.

Elizabeth (defeated): OK, you can have a little bit more.

(Elizabeth pours more milk and hands it to Riah. Riah pushes the cup away.)

Riah (smiling): Joke.

 

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Telling jokes is exhausting.

Joke #3: The Startle

[Scene: Riah sees a stuffed Mickey Mouse in the store.]

Riah: Mouse!

(Riah pets and snuggles Mickey.)

Riah: Soft.

(Riah turns around and puts his back to Mickey.)

Riah: Hiding.

(Riah turns back around to face Mickey)

Riah (to Mickey): Boo!!

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