Rick Astley is the answer.
Driving to school this morning it was my duty as the only adult to answer “who’s there?” to the repeated ‘knock knock’ questions.
Giggles come very easily at these jokes but after 8.7 minutes they can wear just a bit thin.
Here’s an example to give you an idea of how (un) funny they can be:
5: Knock knock
Me: Who’s there?
Me: Me who?
5: It’s me Mum!
Ummmmmm no small child, that is not at all funny and not even in the general vicinity of being a knock knock joke. But like any sane parent I belly laughed and knew that I was in normal parent knock knock hell.
When I’ve had enough or just want to combat knock knock jokes/Pokemon trading cards chatter I just say “Mummy’s turn” and blast them with an awesome educational song from the 80’s.
Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ full bore with dance moves.
Man, I rocked that 3 minute drive.
I pulled up in the kiss and drop zone, pumped that all the bad knock knock jokes had left my mind, gave smooches and got ready to start the day.
Living life one 80’s song and one knock knock joke at a time