Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Joke's On Us

Happy April Fool's Day! and Happy Birthday to Leigh! (not a joke)

Although life with kids can feel like a perpetual April Fool's day, always on the lookout for the next prank, there's something special about pulling a good one on the day itself.

In the midst of April 1 events ranging from Google's Autopilot automated email response system to the more traditional plastic wrap-, eating utensil-, or flamingo-related tricks, what are some of your favorite April Fool's memories?

Did you pull off a good prank this year? Royally fall for one? Remember a brilliant trick from years past? 

Let's start the stories rolling... (and alert each other to jokes we might run into this year or next, so you can be smart mamas and dads together and head them off - or fool them first!)

3 comments:

Megan said...

I woke up this morning to find this post on my blog: http://www.halfpinthouse.com/2009/04/halfpint-house-goes-to-washington.html

The joke was not only on me but also on those who read my blog who fell for my husband's hilarity today...

Classical Conversations said...

That's a great one! I especially liked the "White Homeschool" quip...

Leah said...

I put some blue food coloring under my kids' cereal yesterday morning so that when we poured in milk, it turned blue. It was fun...until my 5-year-old started crying! He was very upset by the blue milk! Try as we might to convince him that it was fine, and that the very cereal he eats each week, as well as the icing on his birthday cakes, etc. is filled with food coloring, there was no convincing him. (Can't use logic on a 5-year old!) Finally, I poured out the whole bowl, got him fresh cereal and milk...but he still wouldn't eat it and he was still crying unconsolably!! He decided to forego breakfast, went to sit on his bed, and finally stopped bawling after more than 20 minutes up there and a stearn warning to get it under control. :-) I never figured on blue milk making him cry...who knew!

I also made 'juice' with a straw in it that was actually jello. That one went over all around. :-)