I enjoy making kids laugh.
One of my go-to gags around the house is sudden falling.
Do you remember the clumsy baker from Sesame Street?
The guy who climbs down a set of stairs, holding a dessert, and declares something like "Five Banana Creme Pies" before falling and launching the pies into the air?
My falling uses that model.
Well, but the Mrs. won't let me use real pies or cakes, so I usually employ papers and/or books. Wearing a hat that flies through the air as I crash to the floor is a valuable accessory as well.
Anyway, a sudden fall that includes paper, boxes, books, and a hat works for a giggle every time.
Because parents are supposed to be mature and not do such silly things.
I guess I ignored that memo.
This sight-gag also covers my klutziness in that when I really do trip and fall, everyone just assumes it is part of a clever routine I am rehearsing.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I know I could have made it big in vaudeville.
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