I am happy to report that Eamon continues his study of comedy, but has decided to infuse it with his own special geeky twist.
Hence, this joke the other day:
EAMON: Stop sign, daddy! Stop sign octagon!
DADDY: Yep, a stop sign is an octagon.
EAMON: Octagon three sides, Daddy!
EAMON: Haha! Octagon three sides! Eamon CWAZY!
You might remember my hope that Eamon would one day find this particular ion joke funny. I think we are well on our way, folks. Any two year old who finds the idea of a 3-sided octagon hysterical…well, that is a two year old after my own heart.
And let me just say, thank goodness he’s such a cute little guy. Maybe it will (somewhat) help to offset the budding nerdiness. In the meantime, Eamon Wolfe, I find you absolutely adorable and hysterical, even if you have a sense of humor that only a(n equally nerdy) mother could love.
I record these toddler ideas of a joke not because they necessarily belong in the golden tomes of comedy classics beside "Take my wife...please" but because I want to give VH1 plenty of material when they do the Behind the Comedy of Eamon Wolfe's life. And I didn't feel like this particularly deserved its own blog entry, but it amused me highly with its sophisticated sense of word play (lies; it's entirely unsophisticated, but it amused me anyway):
ME: I love you, Eamon Wolfe.
EAMON: No Eamon Wolfe! No!
ME: You're not Eamon Wolfe?! Then who are you?
ME: So you're sticking with the first name. Good choice. But...Eamon who?
EAMON: Eamon...DUCK! Quack, quack! Ha ha! Eamon CWAZY!
So yes, folks, in one fell swoop, Eamon 1) made a joke about his own name, therefore proving that if any classmates try to make fun of it in a few years, Eamon will probably have about a thousand possible ways to one-up them ala last 5 minutes of 8 Mile, making them look like childish amateurs for even attempting to tease him; and 2) has gone and invented himself a tag line. Expect to see his memoir of that title in about 30 years, and I guess I should go ahead and snap up www.eamoncwazy.com while I'm at it. Thank you and goodnight.